Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 May 14, 2015



What’s Happening Around Florida…


Have you implemented a new project in your area?  How are you celebrating your staff, caregivers, and children on your caseloads? Do you want to share your ideas with others around the state?  Send us the details centersupport@usf.edu and we will feature it in our newsletter.


Thank you Circuit 13 for sharing your initiative…             


As part of the larger Hillsborough County System of Care Action Committee, the Accountability for Outcomes Subcommittee has been working on the “Change the Seat” initiative! This Subcommittee includes representatives from DCF, Eckerd, foster parents, and the Office of the Attorney General. Some foster parents indicated that they were not consistently given the opportunity to sit at the table with the parties in the courtroom or to address the court at hearings. Thus, the Subcommittee wanted to work with the judiciary to ensure that foster parents were heard in court…


             Click Here to read more on the Circuit 13 Resource Page…


You can find other Circuit specific pages under the Circuits/Regions tab.  If you don’t see a page for your specific area, contact us at centersupport@usf.edu to find out how to get one started.


Medicaid Eligibility 


Newly posted FSFN How Do I Guides, Topic Paper, and User Guide

®    Medicaid Eligibility HDIG (3/08/15)

®    Medicaid Eligibility Topic Paper (3/08/15)

®    Medicaid Eligibility User Guide (3/08/15)

                                                                           Click Here to Access All FSFN Documents




Upcoming Training Events and Conferences


®    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.

®    Conference:  National Foster Care Conference: 'Footsteps to the Future'. May 20-22, Orlando, Fl...
The conference will offer numerous seminars, general sessions, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities designed both for professionals interested in increasing the effectiveness of their programs and for foster parents desiring to improve their parenting skills. Each general session and workshop will present innovative ideas on how those of us working with youth can deal with the ever-changing situations we face. Click here for the conference website.

®    Conference: Florida's Adoption Information Center Training Conference. May 21-23, Orlando, Fl...
Sponsored by Florida's Adoption Information Center and Daniel Kids. This conference is an educational opportunity for Adoptive Parents, Case Managers, GALs, Therapists, Attorneys and others interested in Adoption Issues.  Click Here for Additional Information.

®    Save the Date:  Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association (FSFAPA) 2015 Annual Education Conference.  June 19-21, Orlando, Florida. Click Here for Additional Information.



                                                                                       To view all upcoming training opportunities Click Here



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