Florida's Center for

CHILD WELFARE

Information and Training Resources for Child Welfare Professionals




This Week

Did you know that 68.5 percent of employees are disengaged at work? Organizations report 18 percent lower productivity because of disengaged employees. You have the power to positively influence employee engagement and organizational productivity by being a mindful leader. In this webcast, you’ll learn the steps to become a mindful leader. Come prepared for an interactive session that will provide you with takeaways that you can start using today to be a mindful leader. Participants will learn:

Identify the benefits of being a mindful leader.

Learn to meditate.

Find ways to detox.

Create a strategy to invest in yourself.

Identify and practice the virtues of mindful leadership.

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Upcoming

This annual conference anticipates 250 child welfare professionals and community partners including attorneys, child advocates, Child Protection Team, relative, foster & adoptive caregivers, Guardians ad Litem, law enforcement, service providers, DCF staff, case managers and child protective investigators. We are seeking knowledgeable, dynamic speakers to present topics that will enhance attendees understanding and knowledge in an array of areas related to child welfare.

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This webinar is hosted by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and this module will look at the ways technology is used by traffickers and buyers to facilitate child sex trafficking. Emphasis will be placed on recruitment and purchasing strategies and how child sexual exploitation material relates to child sex trafficking. The module will also examine the use of technology in preventing and fighting child sex trafficking.

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Synthetic cannabinoids, misleadingly called “synthetic marijuana” are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices.

In this webinar, Krista Osterthaler of the American Association of Poison Control Centers will provide an overview of synthetic cannabinoids and the scope of the problem among youth. She will also familiarize participants with the system of poison control centers, the data they collect and their prevention-related resources. Ms. Osterthaler will present data on calls that poison control centers nationwide are receiving about synthetic cannabinoids, and the challenges the toxicologists face when deciding on an appropriate treatment protocol and advice.

Dr. Seth Ammerman of Stanford University will share his experience in working with patients who use “synthetic marijuana” and discuss his approach as part of general screening for substance use. He will also review the recent literature on “synthetic marijuana” use in adolescents and discuss available prevention efforts.

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This webinar will provide an informative overview of the topic, Boundaries! Creating boundaries keeps us emotionally safe.

The training will be interactive; using visual aids and chat discussions to assist with teaching how to identify healthy connections with family and friends as well as the purpose of modeling how to maintain them. Setting clear boundaries has been identified as a necessary skill in all areas, yet specifically in child welfare as a result of the unique responsibility to interact with diverse populations and professions.

Those in attendance will be provided with tips and techniques to engage in mutually beneficial relationships and eliminate the guilt associated with disconnecting from unhealthy and dysfunctional people despite their roles.

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