Operating within the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Department of Child and Family Studies, the Center works in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families to ensure information contained on this site is accurate and useful to child welfare professionals and others. The Center is funded by the Department of Children and Families to provide accurate and timely information and training that is easily accessible to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Key areas include:
- Comprehensive Resource Library by Subject Area
- Comprehensive Video Training Library
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Center processes and responds to requests from customers for policy clarification and posts answers in the Center database. Knowledge library is accessible on-line to all users 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Web Events
The Center sponsors and hosts live web events and other web conferencing services on various subjects. Interactive web events such as training, meetings, workgroup events, etc. are among the many ways this service is used. The Center provides technical assistance and support in using these services upon request.
The Center is credentialed by the Florida Certification Board to provide in-service trainings for re-certification of child welfare professionals and foster parents. The Center has hundreds of video trainings available and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Center is also home to Just in Time Training (part of the Quality Parenting Initiative) which provides online trainings for foster parents, youth, birth parents, and child welfare professionals. For more information visit www.qpiflorida.com
The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community- engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.
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