Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 April 8, 2015



Live eLearning and Classroom Training Events

®    Webinar: FLORIDA Screens Training...April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm (Eastern)
Target Audience: Revenue Maximization Staff.  The purpose of this webinar is to prepare the revenue maximization staff on how to access and use eligibility related information that is available in the FLORIDA system. Staff will understand how to inquire and interpret the data that supports eligibility.  Click Here for information and registration.

®    QPI/JIT Live Training:  Life Skills for Caregivers and Youth- Housing- April 23, 2015 2:00 pm (Eastern). In this training we will explore strange new topics like post 18 living arrangements, necessary housing Life Skills, and tips for foster parents and young adults. We will de-mystify the challenges young adults face when leaving foster settings so they can boldly go where no man has gone before. Join in the webcast and help young adults prepare a successful plan for their future.  Click Here for more information and registration.

®    QPI/JIT Webinar: Babysitting, Screening and Normalcy Guidelines. April 27, 2 - 3 pm (eastern) This webcast will review the differences between babysitting and child care, when screened backup caregivers are necessary, and will provide some additional discussion and guidelines on normalcy and the caregiver’s responsibility for making decisions regarding supervision for children in their care that are appropriate for the age, developmental level and behaviors of the children.  Click Here for information and registration.

®    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 training.

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Added Online Training


®    Determining Eligibility for Federal and State Funding Programs: Title IV-E Foster Care

®    Determining Eligibility for Federal and State Funding Programs: Maintenance Adoption Subsidy

®    Medicaid and Regular TANF Eligibility




New Policy Memorandums and CFOP

®    Family Foster Home Licensing File Storage (4/2/15)
Clarification to CBCs as to appropriate electronic storage of family foster home
licensing files until such time as FSFN can support uploading of complete
licensing files into the system.

®    Funeral Arrangements for Children in Foster Care CFOP 175-70 (2014)
Guidelines for funeral arrangements for children who die while in care                                                    


                                                            … To access all DCF Memos Click Here….


                                                            … To access DCF CFOPs Click Here



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