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Child Welfare News

Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being aims to move from traditional, reactive child protection systems to those designed to support child and family well-being and prevent child maltreatment and unnecessary family separations. Click here for the full press release.

This Week

Please join The Center and Action 4 Child Protection for an informative and engaging training series on Safety Planning. This session on Impending Danger Decision will clarify the relationship of caregiver protective capacity and family condition to inform impending danger, identify accurate impending danger threats and review the impending danger threshold criteria to support decision making will use a case example and include a question and answer session.

This session will focus on types of information to inform information collection domains and engagement of family members and others, and processing information collection documentation of information collection (consider both streamlined and not).

Attendees are required to read the event material prior to the webinar. Event materials can be accessed in the registration link.

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2020 Safety Planning Series Flyer

Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Social Policy - CSSP, this webinar features presenters from the Annie E Case Foundation, Montclair State University and CSSP. This session will highlight a process for partnering with young mothers with lived experience in foster care in conducting research to inform policy and practice for expectant and parenting youth in foster care. Presenters will discuss new research findings and research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies.

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Jill Hill is the Director of Family Engagement at The Partnership for Child Health. Jill will be presenting on Autism Spectrum Disorder as it pertains to Child Welfare Professionals (CWP). This training is designed to teach CWP how to approach individuals who may be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as discuss ways to ensure effective communication while interviewing and how to recognize patterns and behaviors exhibited by those with this diagnosis. Jill has experience in working with “Wrap Around Services” and although her training is usually geared towards first responders, she is excited to share how this information can positively impact Child Welfare.

Event number: 127 537 7780

Event password: Center2020

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Upcoming

Please join The Center and Action 4 Child Protection for our live webinar on Impending Danger Safety Plan & Decision Making. This training will address Safety Planning Analysis and information collection, reviewing safety planning criteria and application of safety planning analysis as well as conditions for return based upon safety planning analysis.

Attendees are required to read the event material prior to the webinar. Event materials can be accessed in the registration link.

Click here for additional information and to register.

2020 Safety Planning Series Flyer

This free, certificate webinar is one in a series that BBCAHT and STAC is organizing during this time of social distancing and to keep up our Third Friday training schedule. We are happy to extend this invitation to friends and colleagues throughout the Big Bend and beyond – please join us!

Description: What happens when children who have experienced trafficking through commercial sexual exploitation or whose labor has been exploited become involved with the juvenile justice system? This presentation will introduce you to human trafficking in Florida and we will describe what happens when trafficked youth encounter the juvenile justice system. You will learn about how the juvenile justice and child welfare systems team up to identify and respond to possible victims, the statewide structure guiding anti-trafficking policy for exploited children, and considerations specific to 2020 and the ongoing pandemic.

Presenters:

Katherine Gomez, Director of Human Trafficking Intervention

Dr. Jasmine Armstrong, Human Trafficking Intervention Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Event number: 127 756 6018

Event password: Center2020

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