December 12, 2018

Human Rights Month


This month marks the 70th anniversary of the international document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, which honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. Many of these rights are ones we may take for granted, including freedom from discrimination, the right to equality, and the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.


As 2018 draws to an end this is the perfect time to find common ground with the people around you and appreciate those of different races, religions, cultures, and beliefs other than your own.


Related Resources


Child Friendly Version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide
for Community-Based Organizations

Recently Added Resources:



CFOP 170-10, Ch. 2- Providing Services and Supports for Children in Care and for Caregivers: Behavioral Health Care - Effective December 15, 2018


CFOP 170-12, Adoptions; Chapter 2, Extension of Maintenance Adoption Subsidy- Effective December 15, 2018


CFOP 170-15, Federal and State Funding Eligibility; Ch. 6, Extended Foster Care and Ch. 7, Extension of Maintenance Adoption Subsidy



Upcoming Events

Live Webinar: Introduction to the Center,
Monday, December 17, 2018, 10am - 11:00 am (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.


Click HERE to register.


DCF Live Webinar: Strengths-Based Supervision - Orientation,
Monday, December 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Florida State University and the Florida Department of Children and Families are excited to bring Dr. Cynthia Lietz to Florida to pilot Strengths-Based Supervision (SBS: Lietz, 2013), a model of clinical supervision that was developed specifically for child welfare settings. This 90 minute webinar will: a) provide an overview regarding SBS, b) discuss logistics of the project, and c) identify ways you can support supervisors who are participating in the program. This program has been launched in Arizona, Idaho, Texas, and Michigan. Information will be provided regarding the positive response other regions have had about the applicability of this content to the important and complicate work of protecting vulnerable children, youth, and families. We look forward to having you join in this important conversation!


Click HERE to register.


Independent Living Quarterly Meeting at Camp Anderson,
January 16-18, 2019, Old Town, FL


You are invited to kick off a New Year at a New Venue to participate in new sessions! After the Independent Living 'Think Tank' hosted in early November, IL directors recommended Camp Anderson for the next IL Quarterly Meeting! Creative sessions around the camp fire, to team building activities on the Paintball Course, there is something for you!


Join us for a retreat style training and strategy meeting where we will discuss major changes in our system, available resources from Sunshine Health and One Voice IMPAACT and equally as important, a time to recharge and retool among passionate peers.


Click HERE to register.


Child Welfare Training Institutes:
Multiple training events offered statewide, January and February, 2019


FREE Training Event... Presented by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), the Training Institutes will discuss the discuss the overlap between domestic violence and child welfare, the effects of domestic violence on children, and the trend toward a more collaborative, community-wide response to domestic violence. Presenters will discuss ways to enhance collaboration between certified domestic violence centers and child welfare agencies to enhance child safety and to build the capacity of child welfare and partnering agencies around the dynamics of domestic violence. This training will consist of three different tracks: Child Welfare Supervisor Session, Child Welfare Frontline Staff Session, and a Foster Parent and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Session. This training is mandatory for CPI Project Advocates.


The training will be offered in multiple locations. Click HERE for additional details and to register.




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