October 31, 2018

Trauma Informed Care


Did you know that Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed November 1st as Florida Trauma-Informed Care Day? His proclamation recognizes the important work of Florida agencies to adopt a trauma-informed care approach to service delivery and the impact it has on trauma survivors.

Click here to view the full proclamation.


Anyone working within the child welfare system has seen the effects of trauma on children. Abuse and neglect, living in chaotic environments and removal from home all have an impact on child development and behavior. And now, thanks to Dr. Vincent Felitti and others who worked on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, we know that the impact of childhood trauma can persist through adulthood.


It is important to share what you know about childhood trauma and its impact with others so we can all be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization of victims. We have many videos on our on-line training page that focus on Trauma Informed Care, including a recent video from Dr. Felitti. You can also find additional resources on www.floridatrauma.org.



Recently Added Resources:



Creating a Trauma Informed State - A Showcase of Florida's Cutting Edge Trauma Initiatives (2018)


Talking to Children about the Shooting (NCTSN)


Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of the Hurricane (NCTSN)

Upcoming Events

DCF Webinar: Background Screening for Residential Group Care Providers, Today, Oct 31. 2-3:30 Eastern; 1-2:30 Central

This webinar from the Department of Children and Families will provide a detailed overview of the screening requirements for adults employed to work in a residential group home setting. The webinar will also include a walkthrough of the screening process flow from start to finish. Common concerns and best practice tips will be discussed.


Click HERE for details and information to register for the webinar.


Call for Presenters: For the Sarasota YMCA/Safe Children Coalition's 9th Annual Conference. Proposals due November 15th.


This annual conference anticipates 250 child welfare professionals and community partners including attorneys, child advocates, Child Protection Team, relative, foster & adoptive caregivers, Guardians ad Litem, law enforcement, service providers, DCF staff, case managers and child protective investigators. We are seeking knowledgeable, dynamic speakers to present topics that will enhance attendees understanding and knowledge in an array of areas related to child welfare.


Click HERE for additional details.




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