Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals



Changes to Florida’s Center for Child Welfare

Our contract with Florida’s Department of Children and Families has been temporarily extended through October 31, 2022. Effective November 1, 2022 we will no longer provide certificates for training hours for Foster Parents and Child Welfare Professionals through the Center for Child Welfare (www.centerforchildwelfare.org) or Just in Time Training (qpiflorida.org).

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What's New

This new initiative spearheaded by First Lady Casey DeSantis and implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families, utilizes ‘Care Navigators’ to guide Floridians on an individualized path to prosperity by focusing on community collaboration between the private sector, faith-based community, nonprofits and government entities to break down traditional community silos, in an effort to maximize resources and uncover opportunities.

If you need to connect with a Care Navigator, call 850-300-HOPE.

Hope Florida - A Pathway to Prosperity Video

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This Week

Victims of human trafficking face numerous obstacles to justice. Under federal law, mandatory restitution for trafficking survivors -- compensation in a criminal trafficking case -- is mandatory. But restitution is rarely ordered, and even more infrequently collected. Many survivors find their experience in the criminal justice system re-victimizing. They are forced to navigate complex victims' compensation and criminal justice systems without legal representation. Human trafficking laws have provided both child and adult victims with some protections, but there are still hurdles for many victims looking to rebuild their lives. Survivors have the right to bring civil suits, but this process may be confusing and intimidating. Please join us for a discussion with a lived-experience expert of domestic child sex trafficking to learn more about navigating the legal system in pursuit of justice.

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Upcoming

This event is sponsored by iFoster

Join the Fostering Families Today team for a discussion about building and maintaining healthy relationships with a child's biological family while in out-of-home care.

Additional Webinar Info

Register for the webinar

The conference is scheduled for July 18-20, 2022 at Disney Orlando.
Dr. Brian Miller will deliver the conference keynote and provide a leadership track session on implementing CE CERT in your organization.

56 conference sessions and you can earn 13.5 CEU credits.

2022 Krimes Against Kids Conference Registration
Coronado Springs Resort Disney Orlando Reservations


Conference registration is $375/person for in-person attendance and $300/person for virtual registration.
Coronado Springs Resort Disney Orlando hotel room rate is $150/night.

Come join us for some magic!