January 30, 2019

Call for Workshop Proposals!


The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2019 Child Protection Summit Call for Workshop Proposals. The annual Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida, and the department anticipates the convening of more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, guardians ad litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, service providers, and youth.

The submission deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.

Click here to submit a workshop proposal online.


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Upcoming Events

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.


Live Webinar: Plans of Safe Care,
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), 9:00 am - 10:00 a.m. (Central)


The Plan of Safe Care webinar will address DCF Operating Procedure 170-8 and how Florida has addressed recent federal legislation. To address the nation’s prescription drug and opioid epidemic Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA). Section 503 of the act adds provisions to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) related to infants who are affected by prenatal substance exposure. As a result of this federal legislation Florida has enacted policies and procedures to address the complex needs of substance affected infants and their families.


Click HERE for additional details and to register.


Live Just in Time Webinar: ICPC 101 for Caregivers,
Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:30-3pm (Eastern)/ 12:30-2pm (Central)/ 10:30-12pm (PST)


The Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) is a challenge for many who navigate the child welfare system, including caregivers. This webcast is designed to help caregivers, both current caregivers and prospective caregivers, have a better understanding of the ICPC, and to answer many common questions caregivers have about the ICPC.-- What does ICPC mean? What does it actually do? How does the process work? How do you best help the process be most efficient?—Please join our national experts as we explore the basics of ICPC for caregivers and learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls and problems experienced by caregivers when navigating the ICPC.


Click HERE for additional details and to register for this event.


The Sarasota YMCA / Safe Children Coalition is pleased to announce their Annual Conference


It will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota FL 34236. This year they are pleased to offer multiple sessions to choose from for each session time.


Click HERE for additional details and to register.


The DCF 2019 Child Protection Summit is now taking workshop proposals.


Potential presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals that align with Florida's Child Welfare Practice Model. Workshops will be selected based on proposals that address the training needs of Summit attendees and help create a well-rounded choice of workshops to be offered. All workshops are 75 minutes.

Click here for additional info and to submit a proposal:


Click HERE for additional details and to register.





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