Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 February 18, 2015


     Policy Update

®    Revision of Procedure for Relative and Non-Relative Placements
Purpose:  This memo advises you of the revision to the process for handling criminal history reviews
for relative placements, non-relative placements, and adoptions. Click here to view memo and all attachments.

New Resources

 Independent Living

®    Age 17: Transition Planning Training-Participant Guide (Cby25)

®    Age 17: Transition Planning Training-Trainer Guide (Cby25)

®    Becoming An Adult (Stages of Psychosocial Development in Adolescence and Young Adulthood)

®    Employment Strategies for Youth in Transition


®    2015 Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections (HHS-2014)

®    Building Family Capacity for Family Involvement in Child Welfare (HHS, 2011)


QPI/JIT Live Training Events

®    Coping skills for Children of Drug Addicted or Mentally and Emotionally Challenged Parents
 February 23, 2015, 8:30-10:30 pm Eastern.  Learn coping strategies that can be helpful for children when experiencing the ups and downs of having a parent who is addicted to drugs or having other emotional or mental    challenges. Presented by: Nadia Noel, Join Together Northern Nevada.  Preregistration is required.
Click Here for more information and registration.

®    Lifeskills Training for Caregivers and Youth: Money Management- Spending Success Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern.  This training will explain how to:  Implement a goal setting process and set financial goals, Identify and prioritize your current income and expenses, Develop a priority spending plan that supports your goals.  Presented by: Sandee Rains, Financial Education Specialist, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions.  Click here to register for this training.

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Upcoming eLearning and Classroom Training Opportunities


®    Regional Training: 2015 Child Welfare Regional Training Institutes. Various dates/locations,
January - May, 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 this training.

®    Training: Walking the Walk: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma. March 10, Ocala, Fl.  The Department of Children and Families invites you to attend a highly interactive half-day workshop, incorporating a combination of solo, small group, and whole group activities.  Featuring Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC. Registration is free. This three hour session will be offered twice on March 10th in Ocala. It is open to everyone. Please register early as seating is limited.  Click here to register for this training.

®    Conference: 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health. March 22-25, Tampa, Fl.  Click here to visit conference website.


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