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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

Hosted by The Florida Legal Services Statewide Training Initiative and Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar, this training will explore several free online resources that lawyers and advocates can use to improve their dependency practices. CLE's are pending and Child Welfare Professional credits will be offered.

Click here for information and to register for this free event.

The CWVE is an annual 1-day event sponsored by the Children’s Bureau and the Capacity Building Center for States, in collaboration with planning partners. On Thursday, September 24, the 2020 CWVE will bring together child welfare leaders and other child welfare professionals from federal, state, tribal, and local organizations across the country. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in online activities and virtual discussions, hear from national experts, and work on building skills related to strengthening families, creating prevention-focused child welfare systems, and supporting implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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The Center for Child Welfare @ USF, in collaboration with DCF, is offering a multi-session series training on Grant Writing. This training will begin with Grant Writing 101 - a training for all levels. In this first session, attendees will gain an understanding of the overall process for seeking and applying for grant funding; delineate key terminology used by funders in grant applications; outline key preparations that should be taken when applying for a grant; understand the core components of a grant proposal; articulate your guiding values and how to operationalize these in your approach; articulate the strengths and capacity of your organization/partnership in a way that convinces funders your team is uniquely qualified to carry out the proposed work; and receive a template to guide the development of grant proposals.

Advanced modules will also be offered and topics will include identifying funding opportunities and forming partnerships; writing persuasively & learning to write to what funders want; writing a statement of need; and many more.

Click here to view the training flyer. We will update the flyer and the events page as new dates and times are released.

The first session will be held three separate times for your convenience. Click on the flyer above to register for one of the available sessions.

Please join The Center and Action 4 Child Protection for our live webinar on Present Danger Safety Planning. This training will identify how family engagement determines the type of present danger safety plan, review the types of safety services that could be utilized during present danger safety planning, assess safety service providers (informal) for present danger safety plan and how to manage present danger safety plans.

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

The Center for Child Welfare invites you to join Kyaien O. Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH, will provide a critical assessment of how race, racism and historical trauma have impacted Black Americans and Black families within various systems in the United States. Through this training, we will focus on developing a better understanding of these intersections with a goal of enhancing our cultural awareness, reducing disparities and enhancing your work in the child welfare setting.

Click here for additional information and to register for this event.