Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 February 25, 2015



Florida’s Child Welfare Practice Model


February Practice Points to Ponder- How do we create clear and specific conditions for return that are associated with the development of an in-home safety plan?  Click here to read more.


Additional Resources

Mental Health

®    An Intro to Borderline Personality and Substance Abuse Disorders(SAMHSA, 2014)

®    AHCA's Medicaid Utilization Management Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program ("SIPP")

®    Supporting Children of Parents with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (NRCAIA, 2012)

®    Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders (SAMHSA, 2006)

®    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Illness (SAMHSA, 2007)

… Visit The Center’s Mental Health Page to access additional resources….



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.


To Access all Upcoming Events, eLearning Online Training and Opportunities

                                  Also See the Statewide Training Calendar for additional Training


QPI/JIT Live Training Events

®    QPI Webinar: 'Providing for CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Youth in Foster Care.' Friday March 6, 10 - 11:30 am (eastern).  Click here to register.


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