March 6, 2019

National Social Work Month


March is National Social Work Month, and in Florida, more than 21,000 social workers provide assistance in schools, hospitals, mental health facilities and social service agencies. This year the National Association of Social Workers campaign is called “Elevate Social Work”, an attempt to help people realize how social workers help elevate society while trying to mitigate the risks that come with the job.


Social Workers, Case Managers, Child Protective Investigations and all other Child Welfare Professionals are often times the voice for the voiceless and they build relationships with families and help guide them through difficult family circumstances. Child Welfare social work in particular, is complex and challenging, but can be incredibly rewarding. Decisions made by Child Welfare social workers can positively, or negatively, impact children for the rest of their lives. National Social Work month is an opportunity to thank the dedicated group of people who may often go unseen by the general public, but whose work is critical to the future of our community.


Kudos to all the Human Service Professions for your passion, purpose, and heart!


Social Work Resources


National Association of Social Workers


The Center’s Professional Development and Workforce Support


Recently Added Resources:



Child Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report- February 2019


Critical Incident Rapid Response Team Advisory Committee Third Quarter Report for Calendar Year 2018





Changing Trauma, Changing Minds Website---Trauma Related Resources and Toolkits



Upcoming Events

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.


Florida FAPA is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Education Conference call for Workshop Proposals


The Annual conference will host over 300 foster, adoptive, kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals June 21-23, 2019 at the beautiful Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront.


Selection Criteria:


Our theme is “SUPPORT/EDUCATE/ADVOCATE.” Some of the proposals that we are looking for emphasize trauma informed care, adoption process, human trafficking, understanding the court system, importance of GAL, early childhood courts, empowering youth, recruitment & retention of foster families, kinship/relative caregivers, post adoption support, birth parent/family connections, advocacy, self- care, attachment and other behavior interventions.




  • All workshops will be 90 minutes in length
  • All handouts are the responsibility of the presenter. 
  • Presenters are responsible for providing their own laptop at the conference.
  • Provide PDF(s) of presentation/content to FloridaFAPA (for foster parents use after the conference.)
  • The following will be provided in each classroom: LCD projector, projection screen.


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