Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals




This Week

In this webinar, participants will learn about available data resources relating to victimization of and offending by girls, and the juvenile justice system's response to law-violating behavior involving girls. The presenters will demonstrate information available from online data analysis and dissemination tools, with examples of the practical application and use of this information for policy and practice. Participants will have time to ask questions about the data resources and their own data needs and uses.

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This webinar will present never-before seen findings related to the rapid increase of young people from foster care using the Department of Children and Families (DCF) tuition exemption to pursue their college dreams. The webinar will present initial findings related to the impact of our state’s laws and policy, including the establishment of campus-based wraparound student services. The webinar will be presented by a team from Educate Tomorrow, which runs Florida’s Positive Pathways Program. The research was sponsored by DCF and the Helios Foundation.

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Florida’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems remain hot topics in the news. While Florida has made overall progress in keeping children safe and helping them turn their lives around, high profile cases of children falling through the cracks and systemic maltreatment shows additional reforms are as important as ever. What solutions could move Florida in a better direction? Our presenters for this webinar series, among our nation’s best and brightest, are noted thought leaders in the fields of child welfare and juvenile justice.

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Upcoming

Based on recent publication in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, which is the first in literature to utilize police officer observations and victims reports from the scene to quantify risk in homes where Intimate Partner Violence and Pet Abuse co-occur, this webinar will describe the specific emotional and physical risks of harm for all humans and animals residing in these homes. With nearly 80% of these victims fearing they will eventually be killed by the suspect, these families are likely to require immediate assistance to better ensure a safe and positive outcome. In addition to increased risk for victims, concerns for the safety of first responders at the scene of these incidents will also be addressed. Effective multi-disciplinary strategies for reducing risk and improving outcomes in homes where these forms of violence occur will be described.

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