Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                         January 8, 2015


New Policy Memorandums


®    Breach of Confidentiality- No Established Business Need

The purpose of this memo is to remind staff that it is inappropriate to access the Florida’s Safe Family
Network (FSFN) or any other supporting or ancillary computer programs or records containing
confidential information unless there is a clearly established business need.  

®    Use of Assessments by Child Protective Investigators

The purpose of this memo is to reinforce the use of professional assessments by child protective
investigators during the course of an investigation prior to the completion of a Family Functioning
Assessment (FFA).

                                     To view all Policy Memorandums visit our Policy Memoranda Page…..


Recently Added Training Videos


         Just In Time Web show with Lora Diaz, Season 4! Episode 1: "Communicating with Foster Children

         about their Foster Care Case"  (Foster Parent training hours available)


        Guardian ad Litem Conference: The Value of Permanency…

®    Compassion Fatigue

®    The Value of Permanency

®    Guardian ad Litem Keys to Independence Training

®    Sharing Our Narrative:  Sex Trafficking

®   Guardian ad Litem YouthSHINE Panel

                                                                 To Access all Available Online Trainings visit our Training Videos Page….






Upcoming Events, eLearning Training and Opportunities


®    The Quality Parenting Initiative and Florida’s Just In Time Training invites you to join us for a Live
Web Event:  Lifeskills Training for Caregivers and Youth- Understanding Your Credit.  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 3:00 PM -4:30 PM (Eastern).   This training will provide an understanding of credit and how it is used and how it can affect you, how to build credit and use credit responsibly, and the
components of a credit report and credit scores. Presented by:  Sandee Rains, Financial
Education Specialist, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. 
Click here to register for this training.

®    Training Conference: Florida’s Adoption Information Center Winter Statewide Adoption Training. January 22-24, 2015. Cocoa Beach, Fl.  Presented by Karen Alvord, LCSW, Executive Director of Lilliput Children's Services, Sacramento, California. Under Karen’s direction, Lilliput does more than 500 foster care adoptions per year, over 60% are relative adoptions. Click here for more information and the agenda. Click here to register for this training.

®    Regional Training: 2015 Child Welfare Regional Training Institutes. Various dates/locations, Jan - March, 2015.  The purpose of the trainings are to enhance collaboration between certified domestic violence centers and child welfare agencies, to build the capacity of child welfare and partnering agencies to assess for domestic violence, to partner with domestic violence survivors to achieve child safety, and to appropriately safety plan with families experiencing domestic violence that are involved in the child welfare system.
Click here for additional information including dates and locations. Click here to register for training.

                                 To Access all Upcoming Events, eLearning Online Training and Opportunities

                                                                 Also See the Statewide Training Calendar for additional Training


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