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Supporting Families During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, everyday life has changed and will continue to change for most people. We will continue to keep you updated with information and resources.

Child Mind Institute Tips for Supporting Families video

The Center's Conoravirus Updates

This Week

Due to travel limitations and social distancing guidelines, the Florida OCW Training Team has developed a Virtual Learning Experience for CPI Supervisors and other frontline leaders to meet current training needs across our system of care. There will be six different learning opportunities over a four-week period and CPI supervisors, Sheriff Office Supervisors, and Community Based Care leadership will have the opportunity to choose which times work best for their schedules. The learning experience will start on May 11, 2020, and last until June 5, 2020. At the end of each session, attendees will receive certificates to document their development and completion of the training topic. If attendees complete all six training topics, they will earn a total of 9 hours of training.

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This webinar is a follow-up to our July 2019 webinar, The Importance of Co-Parenting and Relationship Skills: Helping Fathers Help Their Children. Presenters will focus on tips for programs that work mainly with non-residential fathers, including a look at the role of stepfathers in a coparenting team. A father from the Fathers & Families Support Center will also join and will share his coparenting story and offer tips for other fathers.


Armon Perry, Ph.D., Project Director/Associate Professor, 4 Your Child/University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Brian Higginbotham, Associate Vice President and Professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

Cheri Tillis, Fathers & Families Support Center, St. Louis, MO.

Demetrice Davis, Fathers & Families Support Center, St. Louis, MO.


Nigel Vann, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse

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This session will examine how our work with people in need impacts our lives and raise awareness regarding compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress including how it occurs and who is susceptible;
Assist individuals, groups, and organizations to better understand and address compassion fatigue;
Identify steps for prevention and reversal of compassion fatigue through self-care.

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According to the CDC, ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will be available on June 1, 2020 at 2:00pm to discuss this diagnosis as well as answer specific questions related to the disorder.

This training will be a live Q and A for Child Welfare Professionals and Caregivers such as Foster Parents and Relative and Non-Relative Caregivers.

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This webinar is hosted by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This webinar will explore the core principles and offer practical guidance for supporting families affected by domestic violence and substance use disorders. Addressing these co-occurring issues in an integrated, trauma-informed, and comprehensive manner will ensure that parents can focus on all domains of recovery so their families can thrive.

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