Additional Websites

Administration and Workforce

Alliance for Children and Families
American Public Human Services Association
California Evidence Based Clearinghouse
Casey Family Programs
Council on Accreditation
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
National Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network
National Child Welfare Workload Compendium
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (SAMHSA)
National Wraparound Initiative
Nonprofit Network
Policy for Results
Social Work Reinvestment Initiative


Adoptive Families Magazine
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Adoption Resources
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Explore Adoption
Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Florida's Adoption Reunion Registry
Heart Gallery of Florida
National Adoption Center
North American Council on Adoptable Children
One Church One Child of Florida, Inc.

Child Protective Investigations

Action for Child Protection
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect
DCF Family Safety - Child Protective Investigations (FAQ for General Public)
How to Report Abuse (Florida DCF)
Cross-Reporting Among Responders to Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws (CWIG)

Child Well Being

Early Learning and Education
Child Care and Early Educations Research Connections
Do 2 Learn (Learning activities for young children)
Florida Department of Education
Legal Center for Foster Care & Education
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Health and Development
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc
Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University)
Children's Medical Services (Fl Dept of Health)
Healthy Foster Care America - AAP
Kids Health
Spoon Foundation - Nutrition for International Orphans, Adoptees and Foster Children
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County: Infant Mental Health Project
Help Guide
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (FSU)
Child Trauma Academy
National Center for Children in Poverty
National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Child Trends Data Bank
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics
Children's Bureau - Monitoring
Florida DJJ-DCF Profile of Crossover Youth (FL DJJ)
Kids Count-State Level Data Online
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - Research Projects

Dependency Court

American Bar Association--Center on Children and the Law
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children)
Florida's Legal Online Resource, Information Driven Access (Access restricted to Judges and Lawyers)
Florida Bar
Florida Court Clerks
Florida Court Reporters
Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program
Florida State Courts
Florida Supreme Court
National Association for Counsel of Children
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
National Drug Court Resource Center
National Project to Improve Parent Representation
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit - Opinions
U.S. District Court-Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court-Southern District of Florida
US Code Search
Youth Law Center

Disaster Planning

American Red Cross
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
Disaster Assistance Application
FEMA Housing Portal
FEMA Flood Insurance Claims
National Hurricane Center

Domestic Violence

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Battered Women's Justice Project
DCF Domestic Violence Batterer Intervention Programs
DCF Domestic Violence Program Website
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Futures Without Violence
Institute for Family Violence Studies (FSU)
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Office on Violence Against Women (U.S. Department of Justice)
Supervised Visitation Network


Administration for Children and Families – Grant Opportunities
Federal Grant Opportunities

General Child Welfare Resources

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Casey Family Programs
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (Univ of Minnesota)
Chapin Hall Center for Children
Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment for Medical Providers
Child Help
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare League of America
Children's Bureau
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
National Children's Advocacy Center
Social Security
Urban Institute

Independent Living/Youth

American Association of Caregiving Youth
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Florida Youth SHINE
Foster Care Alumni
Job Corps
Students Against Destructive Decisions

Indian Child Welfare Act

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes
National Indian Child Welfare Association - Administrative Regulations/Guidelines
Native American Rights Fund (ICWA Practical Guide)
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Tribal Directory (Nat'l Congress of American Indians)

Interstate Compact

Association of Administrators of the ICPC
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance
Interstate Commission for Juveniles
State Child Welfare Policy Database (Casey Family Programs)

Missing and Runaway Children

FDLE Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
Florida Crime Information Center Public Access System
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Runaway Safeline
National Safe Place
US Department of State: International Child Abduction

Out of Home Care (information for families)
Casey Family Programs
F.A.S.T. Foster Allegation Support Team (FSFAPA)
Fostering Connections Resource Center
National Foster Parent Association
National Resource Center for Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents
National Center for Child Welfare Excellence

Parents and Caregivers

CDC Parent Portal
Digital Stories From the Field: Parent Perspectives (NRCPFC)
Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County: Infant Mental Health Project
Lives in the Balance
National Parent Helpline
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
Rise Magazine - By and For Parents Affected by the Child Welfare System
Raising Grandchildren
Stop Bullying
Think Kids: Rethinking Challenging Kids


Child Abuse Prevention Network
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Violence Prevention
National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Family Preservation Network
National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Nurse-Family Partnership
Ounce of Prevention - Florida
Prevent Child Abuse America
Project ChildSafe (Provides a free gun safety kit)
Safe Haven for Newborns
Safe Kids USA
Strengthening Families (at the Center for the Study of Social Policy)

Quality Assurance

ACTION for Child Protection
Child Welfare Monitoring (Children's Bureau)
Nation Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Children's Bureau - Training and Technical Assistance

Sexual Exploitation of Children (aka Human Trafficking)

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program(ACF)
Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Florida Statewide Taskforce on Human Trafficking (DCF)
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (Polaris Project)
Refugee Services Program (DCF)
Shared Hope International
U.S. Department of Justice's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit


Florida Child Welfare Certification Board
National Association of Social Workers
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Practice Notes
Results Oriented Management in Child Welfare Web-Based Training Site