December 19, 2018

Happy Holidays!


Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s is usually a time of happiness, giving and family. Yet, for many children in the foster care system, it is anything but a time of joy or excitement. It is a reminder of so much anxiety and trauma in their young lives.  Many foster children are faced with the realization that they will not be “home for the holidays” or with their biological family members. It is a reminder that they are separated from their parents and family.


By understanding how difficult this time may be for children in care, child welfare professionals will be better equipped to help them. Learn how to provide support by watching the Just in Time Web Show: The One about the Holidays.


This will be our last newsletter of 2018! We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. During this holiday season take the time to renew your energy and spirit so you can continue to take care of others in the coming New Year.

Recently Added Resources:



CFOP 170-17, Services for Transitioning Youth and Young Adults, Chapter 3 Extended Foster Care and Chapter 7, Extended Federally Funded Foster Care (12/11/18)


FSFN Implementation: Extended Foster Care (12/10/18)

Upcoming Events

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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