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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 Florida’s faith leaders and child welfare professionals for An Act of Good Faith, a series of virtual roundtable events. Florida’s leaders in the foster care and adoptive arenas will share information on several major announcements that are reshaping the child welfare system and moving vulnerable children and families out of crisis.

Through an array of innovative and targeted tools, faith and community organizations will have the resources necessary to meaningfully engage in carrying out their missions of helping those in need. If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that every child deserves a safe home and a loving family.

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The Supervisory Learning and Development Summit helps to unite child welfare supervisors through education, inspiration, and engagement on strategic initiatives. The virtual approach will provide effective learning and development with a shared vision and hope during a very challenging time in our work.

This is your opportunity, as supervisors, to access a wealth of insight on topics such as domestic violence, work-life balance, and resiliency from renowned experts ready to motivate and equip you to help the children and families of Florida better. When you grow in your leadership, you can strengthen your relationships and increase productivity.

2021 Supervisory Learning and Development Brochure

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Assistant US Attorney and Human Trafficking Coordinator Lisa Thelwell and Assistant US Attorney Laura Taylor will explore Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions, the victim’s perspective and best practices for response. This webinar is intended for law enforcement, evidence technicians, social service agencies, educators and responder personnel who respond to incidents related to Human Trafficking.

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Case Managers will learn preparation activities to become knowledgeable about the families they serve. Participants will learn to adequately assess an established safety plan as well as identify gaps and discrepancies to better determine tools for family engagement. Participants will also focus on the importance of building a positive working relationship as this is critical in jointly building meaningful case plan outcomes, strategies for change, and assessing progress over time. Lastly, participants will learn to identify information in each domain to resolve existing needs for a family.

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2021 Case Management Practice Series Flyer

Adoption Training Topics - Tuesday, January 26, 2021
*Private Adoptions
*Enhance Subsidies
*Legislative Updates

Licensing Training Topics - Wednesday, January 27, 2021
*Level I Licensure and Guardianship Assistance Program
*Background Screenings
*FFPSA Foster Home Subcommittee
*Level II-V Licensure Updates

Eligibility Training Topics - Thursday, January 28, 2021
*Title IV-E Claiming
*Medicaid & More
*Payments and IV-E

Independent Living Training Topics - Friday, January 29, 2021
*Back to Basics: Assessments, Plans, and Documentation
*Level 1 and EFC
*Aftercare Revision
*Life Skills

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An overview of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the juvenile justice system.The training will provide an overview of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the juvenile justice system. The training details the various branches within the agency to include the different programming and services available, as well as, an overview of the case flow and court process.

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