Florida offers a variety of assistance to young adults who were formerly in Florida's child welfare system. The eligibility requirements vary by program, and small changes in a teen's status can have a big impact on their eligibility for future assistance. This training will review the benefits, the eligibility requirements, and advocacy strategies for helping young people get off on the best foot possible.
Who Should Attend:
Attorneys who represent children, other attorneys, caseworkers, GALS, attorneys, and anyone interested in ensuring that young people have a say in their future
ATTORNEYS WHO REPRESENT CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY IN REGISTRATION
*The Center will be recording this local training and will post on our website
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The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2017 Child Protection Summit. This year marks the Summit’s 20th year anniversary. The Summit offers an extraordinary program of current and relevant training topics to further advance the knowledge base of child welfare staff in many critical areas of importance. As the largest child welfare event in Florida, the Department anticipates the 2017 Child Protection Summit will be attended by more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners.
Growing Pains presenters include experts in the field of independent living who lead training sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and leadership and team building activities dedicated to the needs of youth who are currently in care. Each general session and workshop offers innovative ideas on how youth can adapt to life’s ever-changing situations and be properly guided to become competent, responsible, independent adults. For conference attendees seeking extra training, plan to attend pre-conference institutes one day prior to the general conference start.
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