February 6, 2019

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual, and includes stalking. It can occur in person or electronically, which includes texting, social media, and other online applications.


In a recent national survey completed by the Center for Disease Control 8% of high school students reported physical violence and 7% reported that they experienced sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months before the survey.


Victims of teen dating violence are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety. They might also engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as using tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. Teens who are victims in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college and throughout their lifetimes.


Teen Dating Abuse Resources


National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline


Preventing Teen Dating Violence


The Center’s Domestic Violence Resource Page


Recently Added Resources:



Baker Act: Florida's Mental Health Act Training Video


Extended Foster Care (EFC) Training Video



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 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.


PBS Movie Screening: Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, Friday, February 15, 2019, 9pm (Eastern) / 8pm (Central)


Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope uses beautiful animation and compelling characters to explore the science and the solutions. The film follows pioneering individuals who looked at the ACEs research and the emerging science of Toxic Stress and asked, Why are we waiting? Each took this new information and used it in new ways.


Click here to learn more about the film.


Click here for the printable/shareable Save the Date Flyer


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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