February 20, 2019

Children’s Dental Health Month


National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. More than half of all children have had some tooth decay, which when left untreated can cause pain so severe it hampers eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In fact, more than 51 million school hours are lost annually because of dental-related problems.


The Center’s Health & Dental Resources


The American Dental Association (ADA) offers free downloadable information, kid-friendly oral health worksheets and games.

Recently Added Resources:



Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report- January 2019




Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016: Plans of Safe Care Training


Working With Fathers Who Use Violence in Relationships Training Video




Top Tips for Getting a Certificate

Upcoming Events

Live QPI Just in Time Webinar: The Partnership Plan & Quality Parenting: Values that Support Excellent Parenting and Help Children Thrive,
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Presented by: Carol Edwards, Quality Parenting Initiative & Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez, Youth Law Center Executive Director


Description: Join us for our first of an upcoming mini-series presented by the Quality Parenting Initiative and Florida Department of Children and Families. The foundation for the mini-series is the Partnership Plan. We will kick this series off with a refresher on quality parenting values and how they impact the work we do every day. Jennifer Rodriguez and Carol Edwards will lead us as we explore relevant questions:


  • What are the fundamental QPI values?
  • How does the Partnership Plan support excellent parenting?
  • How can each of us support excellent parenting?
  • How does the entire child welfare team benefit from integrating quality parenting values?

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


Attention Trainers! DCF Live Web Event: CFOP 170-8: Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Use,
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)


Presenter: Michele Unger, TCCP Learning and Development Facilitator


The purpose of this training is to educate Pre-Service training professionals of the requirements set forth by CFOP 170-8: Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Use. Within the presentation of CFOP 170-8, the TCCP Training Specialist will introduce and review key points as set forth within the operating procedure and relate these elements with the applicable Pre-Service CORE Modules.


This webinar is intended for eligible Pre-Service Trainers.


Click HERE to register.


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.




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