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The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit. The annual Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida, and the department anticipates the convening of more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, guardians ad litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, service providers, and youth.


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This Week

This webinar is hosted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will focus on youth who are involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, often referred to as “crossover” youth. Many of these youth have serious behavioral health challenges, and this session will provide an overview of the Crossover Youth Practice Model, which was developed by Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform as an evidenced-based system reform model to impact this population.

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Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online training to earn training hours.

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The Capacity Building Center for States, a service of the Children’s Bureau, invites you to participate in this year’s Child Welfare Virtual Expo that aims to develop agency capacity and programs that foster healthy work environments for child welfare professionals.

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The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation’s 2018 Annual Conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.

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Circle of Security has established a parenting reflection program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-Day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to reflect with parents and caregivers. The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care giving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to COS. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in group settings, home visitation, or individual counseling.

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This webinar will provide information on demographics, traumatic impact, permanency, engagement and well-being associated with children and families of the incarcerated. Additionally, the question of whether it is beneficial for children to visit their incarcerated parent or not continues to be a topic of debate and the goal of this webinar is to share information and ideas to offer an opportunity for individuals to decide what’s best for their specific cases.

Participants will engage in collaborative activities promoting creative thinking to allow for an interactive training. The expectation is that everyone will share case related issues/concerns (excluding specific identifying details).

As a result of the level of participation requested space will be limited; so don’t miss out, please register as soon as you can.

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