Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 May 27, 2015



Upcoming Live Web Events


®    Webinar: FSFN Eligibility Enhancements Q&A. June 2nd, 9 - 11 am (eastern) On April 25, 2015, FSFN went live with core enhancements to General TANF, Adoption TANF, Assets and Employment, Title I-V Eligibility, Adoption Information Page, Adoption Assistance Agreement, Adoption IV-E, and Medicaid. If you have taken all the FSFN training (http://www.centerforchildwelfare.org/FSFN/FSFNTraining.shtml) and still have questions about how the functionality works or integrates with other functionality in the system, please join us as we will have all the experts on hand to assist with all your questions.  Click Here to register.

®    Webinar: P-Harmony: An Innovative Matching Tool. June 2nd, 2-3:30 pm (eastern)...Presented by Heartland for Children CBC, Join us and learn about how this innovative matching tool was created and how it works. We will explain the foster family profile and child interest inventory. This training will also feature a demonstration of the P Harmony software and show how it is used for placement. There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion.  Click Here for additional information and to register.

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Newly Posted Online Training

®    FSFN BOE: When to Join Multiple Queries From the Same Universe

®    The Psychological Impact of Kinship Care on Families

®    Supporting Meaningful Family Engagement

®    Sarasota YMCA/Safe Children Coalition Fifth Annual Conference: The Boy Who Never Cried Wolf

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Frequently Asked Questions


Question: Should hard copies of the FDLE criminal check results be scanned into the (FSFN) File Cabinet?


Answer: No. Criminal history information should not be scanned into FSFN because too many individuals who are not legally authorized to have criminal history records do have access to FSFN for other purposes and might inappropriately read information that is supposed to be confidential and restricted. Criminal check results should only to be placed in a hardcopy file only and locked away in a secure (physical) filing cabinet.


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Additional Training Events and Conferences

®    The Quality Parenting Initiative invites you to join us for a Live Web Event: “The Developmental Web: A Perspective on Learning and Behavior Problems”
Date:  Thursday, June 11th, 2015 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern)Presented by: Eric Tridas, MD, FAAP. Dr. Tridas is the director of The Tridas Center for Child Development. He is a board certified pediatrician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of developmental and behavioral conditions such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems.  Click Here to register for the webcast or copy and paste this link into your browser:

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


®    Webinar: Addressing Homelessness among Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Social Networks Approach. June 2nd, 1-2 pm (eastern). Presented by Pathways RTC, this webinar will present a social network support perspective on the growing problem for youth aging out of foster care. Webinar will include possible future policy changes that may result as policymakers absorb this complex issue – and make intervention recommendations to bolster the informal social support networks of foster youth.  Click Here for additional information and to register.




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