Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 July 22, 2015


Upcoming Training: Time Management for Foster Parents


The Quality Parenting Initiative invites you to join us for a Live Web Event: Time Management for Foster Parents. This training will be held on Thursday July 30, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:30pm (Eastern).


In this webcast we’ll discuss how managing time well isn’t just about making lists. It’s about understanding the priorities that comprise your daily routine. Discover how acting on your values factors into your daily success. Making the time for this training could just be the difference to creating enough time for you…to do what is important.

®    Please Register for this Training



Newly Posted Online Training


®    Your Journey Together: Resilience and Protective Factors


®    The Boy Who Never Cried Wolf

Presented by Detective Jim Wischer at the Sarasota YMCA/Safe Children Coalition Fifth Annual Conference


®     Recently added videos from the 11th Annual Families First Inservice Training Conference:

o   Opening Session (note: no training hours available)

o   Keynote (note: no training hours available)

o   The Psychological Impact of Kinship Care on Families

o   Hiding Behind Jell-o: Common Sense Safety

                                                                           Click Here to Access All Child Welfare Video Training

                                                                           Click Here to Access All Foster Parent Video Training




Position Opening at The Center


The Center is looking to add a member to our team. We are looking for a candidate who will assist with the identification and development of content for the Center’s online library and training services. The position requires expertise in child welfare systems, services and child welfare training. Including experience in preparation, presentation and facilitation of group meetings for training events.


All applications must be made through the University of South Florida. Visit  http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/ and search for Job ID 7898




Recently Added Resources


Annual Report to the Legislature FY 2013-2014: False Reports of Child Abuse, Neglect or Abandonment Referred to Law Enforcement


Strange Bedfellows: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Benefit from Investing in Multidisciplinary Parent Representation

This is the second of a series of articles that examines the role that advocates for parents and families can play in furthering the well-being and safety of children. This article highlights emerging parent representation models that expedite the safe reunification of children already in foster care.




Additional Training Events and Conferences



®    Webinar: Child Welfare Competencies in Action. July 30, 1:00-2:30PM (eastern). Click Here for additional information and to register for the event.


®    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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