Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

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The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 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.

SUMMIT INFORMATION:

Registration, Hotel Reservation Information & Workshop Schedule: Available June 2018

Questions? Contact AK Consulting Group or (850) 523-4200 or 252-347-1402

ABOUT THE SUMMIT:

The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 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.

SUMMIT INFORMATION:

Registration, Hotel Reservation Information & Workshop Schedule: Available June 2018

Questions? Contact AK Consulting Group (850) 523-4200 or 252-347-1402

This Week

Presented by: Jessica Lorenzi and Iris Collier, Communications Specialists – Department of Financial Services

Training Description: As parents, guardians, support providers, family and friends, it is our responsibility to introduce smart money management to our children to help prepare them for major financial decisions ahead. Imagine not knowing how to balance your checkbook or how much is best to pay on your credit card bill. Now, think about those financial lessons you learned the hard way. If we can help our children avoid such money mistakes, why wouldn't we, especially when resources are so easily accessible?

As we observe Financial Literacy Month and Teach Children to Save Day on April 20th, it is an opportune time to start discussing finances with the children in your life. Presenters from the Department of Financial Services will share information on its financial literacy course and app for teens and young adults, Finance Your Future. They will also teach parents how to assist their children in learning about finances.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

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This webinar is hosted by Training Industry. There are several key aspects organizations should address proactively to train managers for their new roles. This webinar will share seven essential foundations for quality leadership and the challenges new managers face, along with practical guidance you can use when helping new managers grow these skills. This webinar will share insights like these:

How managers can effectively explain goals and standards to help the entire team work cohesively

The importance of providing feedback in ways that help employees grow How managers can both challenge employees and extend recognition for their contributions

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Approximately 1 in every 68 children is diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. Yet the behaviors, challenges, and perspectives of these children vary. They see the world differently, handle communication and their thoughts in ways that are arduous for parents and at times extremely frustrating. Their abilities to function in school, home and life can also range anywhere from successful to troublesome.

This hour-long video will describe some of the behaviors and perspectives that children and youth on the spectrum have, from those who might be thought of as “Asperger’s” to those with more several emotional problems related to autism. Strategies for understanding, interacting, and having positive outcomes with these children and youth will be discussed as well.

There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

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Upcoming

Providing care for foster children can bring many positives into your life, but it can also take a toll, both physically and emotionally. Without finding a balance between caring for others and providing your own self-care you run the risk of developing feelings of frustration, exhaustion, lack of compassion, as well as other health related issues.

Please join us in this webinar to learn how to recognize “Caregiver Burnout” and the impact it has in all aspects of life. We will also discuss effective strategies to manage & prevent both Burnout and “Compassion Fatigue”.

Presenter: Catarolyn M. Glenn, MA – Learning & Development

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This free webinar will provide participants with the language, cultural context, and information to assist them in supporting child welfare-involved LGBTQ youth survivors of domestic violence and enhancing family safety and inclusivity. This training will begin with a discussion of LGBTQ vocabulary and terminology before delving into the dynamics of domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships. Next, we will explore the specific barriers and threats LGBTQ survivors face, and finally, participants will brainstorm strategies for advocacy specific to LGBTQ youth involved in the child welfare system, with a focus on inclusivity, safety, and prevention.

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Presented by: Katie V. Kelly, Ph.D., Esq., Supervising Attorney

Children’s Rights Unit, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.

Training Description:

This webinar will provide basic information that every foster parent with a struggling student needs to know. Included will be an explanation of the Exceptional Student Education process, common areas of disability for kids in care, the difference between an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and a 504 plan, how to ask for an evaluation as well as advocacy tips and tricks. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

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Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one-stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online training to earn training hours.

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The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation’s 2018 Annual Conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.

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