Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 July 15, 2015


Upcoming Training: Claiming Title IV-E Training Costs


Florida’s Department of Children and Families invites you to participate in a Live Web Training Event: Florida’s Child Welfare Professional Training, Claiming Title IV-E Training Costs. This training will be held on Monday July 20, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm (Eastern).


This training is presented by Todd Darling and Mark Mahoney. We highly encourage All Regions, Sherriff’s Offices and Community Based Care Agencies to have as many of the following representatives participate in the webinar: management, training managers, CFOs, human resources representatives, and fiscal staff.

®    Please Register for this Training



Newly Posted Online Training


®    Recently Added Video Trainings from the 2015 QPI Mini Conference:

o   Transitions for Children

Presented by Susan Ripley from Heartland for Children, Deborah Alleyne from Devereux Center for Resilient Children, Karlene Cole-Palmer from Children’s Legal Services, and Kamara Brown from Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services. This training is worth 0.5 training hours.


o   Co-Parenting: What You Need to Know

Presented by Bill Nunnally, Heartland for Children and Carmen Martinez, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services.


o   Maintaining Enthusiasm and Commitment of QPI

Presented by Teri Saunders, Heartland for Children, David Brown, QPI Coordinator, and Fawn Moore, Department of Children and Families.


®    Help – I Have a Teenager! Best Practice Tools for Managing Adolescent Behavior Problems

Presented by Anjali Van Drie, Family Success Services, during the 2015 Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association Annual Education Conference.






                                                                           Click Here to Access All Child Welfare Video Training

                                                                           Click Here to Access All Foster Parent Video Training




Recently Added Resources


Updated FSFN How Do I…Guides and User Guides

Updates include: Risk Assessment, Unified Home Study, Person Provider Injury, Intake, and Process Payments.


Teen Childbearing and Child Welfare (National Campaign, 2013)

Rates of teen pregnancy are far higher among youth in foster care than among teens overall…reducing teen pregnancy merits special attention in the foster care system, and youth in foster care merit special attention within efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.”




Additional Training Events and Conferences



®    National Independent Living Conference, “Growing Pains 2015”

Tuesday September 1st – Friday September 4th, Orlando, Florida. Click Here for additional information.


®    The Child Protection Summit 2015. September 9th-11th, Orlando, FL. Click Here for additional information and registration.





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