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Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Potential presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals that align with the mission, vision, and core values of DCF. Workshops will be selected based on proposals that address the training needs of Summit attendees and help create a well-rounded choice of workshops to be offered. All workshops are 75 minutes.

If you are interested in being considered as a potential workshop presenter during the Summit, complete the Call for Workshop Proposals located HERE.

The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021

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

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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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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This webinar is hosted by National Association of Counsel for Children.

2020 in Hindsight: NACC's Child Welfare Law Year in Review 2020 was a year to remember. The impacts of a global pandemic, racial justice movement, and Presidential election all reverberated through child welfare policies and practice. Join NACC as we reflect on child welfare updates and lessons from 2020 and look ahead to what 2021 may bring. This presentation will cover recent federal guidance, policy changes and relevant Supreme Court and case law.

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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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