October 24, 2018

National Teen Driver Safety Week


Did you know that the Florida Keys to Independence Program, since inception in 2014, has helped to secure 873 driving permits and 420 driving licenses for youth in out of home care in Florida? The program will reimburse youth and caregivers for the costs associated with driver’s education, driver’s licenses and other costs related to getting a driver's license as well as motor vehicle insurance. This program goes a long way to helping youth in out of home care participate in activities that they may not have been able to participate in before.


Because of this program for Florida’s youth, it is important for caregivers to know that this is National Teen Driver Safety Week. This week is a great opportunity for parents to start - and hopefully, continue - having conversations with their teens about the importance of driving safely. Whether teens are driving a car, truck, or SUV, the rules stay the same, and they shouldn’t have the keys if they don’t know them. The greatest dangers for teen drivers are alcohol consumption, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and driving with passengers in the vehicle.


Teen Driver Safety Resources


Traffic Safety Marketing



Recently Added Resources:



2018 Legislative Changes Related to Child Welfare


The following may be found under the Legislative Changes tab at www.centerforchildwelfare.org/:


2018 Legislative Session Job Aid


DCF Newsletter for HB 281, 1073 and 1435


DCF Newsletter for HB 1079





Family Team Conferencing: An Overview


Upcoming Events

Live Webinar Hosted by The Center for Child Welfare: Introduction to the Center, Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online training to earn training hours.


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Live Webinar: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) - Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting,
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Presented by: Dr. Martie Gillen, Associate Professor -University of Florida, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences


This webinar will provide an overview of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). TBRI® is a holistic approach that is multi-disciplinary, flexible, and attachment-centered. It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence. TBRI® consists of three sets of principles: connecting, empowering, and correcting. We will explore the risk factors that influence the way children think, trust, and connect with others. A discussion of how these risk factors can change children’s brain development and brain chemistry will be included. Attendees will receive strategies and tools to help children along the path to healthy connection and functioning.


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