April 3, 2019

National Child Abuse Prevention Month


National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.


Each year, the Governor of the State of Florida issues a proclamation to raise awareness and to encourage communities to take steps to improve the well-being of children. Click here to view.


The first step to ending child abuse is to prevent the cycle of child abuse from continuing. There are clear links among child maltreatment and future violence perpetration or victimization; studies show that about 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse children, continuing this cycle. For information about prevention visit The Center’s Prevention & Strengthening Families Page where you will find the 2019 Prevention Resource Guide.


Visit the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida (Pinwheels for Prevention) Events that may be scheduled in your community.


Recently Added Resources:



Get Ready for FSFN Enhancements - Levels of Licensure (3/29/19)


CFOP 170-10, Chapter 13, Guardianship Assistance Program - Effective: 7/1/19 (3/29/19)


Child Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report - March 2019


Upcoming Events

QPI/Just in Time Live Webinar: ICPC 101 for Case Managers
Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Presented by:

Shawna Barnes, Deputy Compact Administrator, ICPC, Nevada Division of Children and Family Services


Mical Peterson, Deputy Compact Administrator, ICPC, Minnesota Department of Human Services


Karen Washington, Compact Administrator, ICPC, Louisiana, Department of Children and Family Services

The Interstate Compact for Placement of Children (ICPC) can pose many challenges to child welfare case managers. This webcast is designed to help case management have a better understanding of the ICPC, and to answer many common questions case managers have about the ICPC.


What does ICPC mean? What does it actually do? How does the process work? What regulations are important to know? What are my responsibilities as a case manager? How can I ensure the ICPC process is most efficient?


Please join our national experts as we explore the basics of ICPC for case managers and learn how to ensure the ICPC process is most efficient to ensure permanency for children. If you have any general questions you would like to ask, you can send your questions to javerett@qpiylc.org.


Please note that specific questions related to a particular situation will not be appropriate for this forum, and only general questions will be responded to.


Click HERE to register.


Statewide Training: Starting Over: An Intensive Family Intervention Workshop for Defiant and Out of Control Children, April 6-7, 2019,
Temple B'nai Israel-Reform, 1685 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33764


Don't miss out on this Informative and Interactive Training with Dr. Ronald Federici, a Nationally Acclaimed Developmental Neuropsychologist.


Do you have a child who has not been able to respond effectively and family dynamics that remain unchanged? After a successful training in our community last year, and watching many families find a path for success where they had been unable to before.


The Adoption Advocacy Center is excited to help Dr. Federici reach even more families and professionals. This workshop will be hands on and interactive and well as incredible amounts of resources and information.


Click HERE to register.


QPI/Just In Time Live Webinar: Financial Safety: Protecting Youth from Frauds and Scams, Monday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m. - 3.p.m.


Presented by: Jessica Lorenzi Lead Communications Specialist Division of Consumer Services Florida Department of Financial Services & Denishia Sword Chief of Education, Advocacy and Research Division of Consumer Services Florida Department of Financial Services.


An overview of common financial frauds and scams that youth fall victim to, red flags and tips on how to avoid these scams.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Click HERE to register.


Statewide Training: Florida’s Adoption Information & Independent Living Resource Centers Spring Training,
May 16-17, 2019, St. Petersburg, FL 33764


The Adoption Professionals track & Independent Living Professionals track will run concurrently over the dates of May 16th & 17th (a detailed agenda will be forthcoming).


The Adoption Track will cover topics related to:

  • Extended Maintenance Adoption Subsidy
  • Guardianship Assistance Program
  • Adoption Reports


The IL Track will cover topics related to:

  • Transition Planning
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Life Skills


Educational Opportunity for Adoptive Parents on Saturday, May 18, 2019


Click HERE to register.




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