Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 August 12, 2015


Growing Pains: National Independent Living Conference



The 28th Annual National Independent Living Conference, “Growing Pains 2015”, September 1-4, Orlando, FL. This is a must-attend event for youth service professionals, independent living professionals and youth aged 15 and up. Growing Pains presenters include experts in the field of independent living who lead training sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and leadership and team building activities dedicated to the needs of youth who are currently in care. There will be more than 18 CEUs available throughout this four day conference.


Click Here for More Information and to Register.



Newly Posted Online Training


®    Un Repaso Pare Padres De Crianza: Reglamentos, Rol Y Responsabilidades (Training presented in Spanish only)


®    Time Management for Foster Parents


                                                                                       Click Here to Access all Child Welfare Video Training

                                                                     Click Here to Access all Foster Parent Video Training



Recently Added Resources


®    New Resources on our “Youth/Transition”  Publications Page

·         Supporting Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care: Education Programs

·         Supporting Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care: Financial Literacy and Asset Building Programs

·         Supporting Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care: Employment Programs


®    Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice (CASCW, 2015)


®    Lessons from the Field on Services for Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Care Families (AdoptUSKids, 2015)





Upcoming Training Events and Conferences




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


®    Webinar: Working with Latino and Hispanic Dads. September 16, 12:30-2:30PM (Eastern)

Click Here for additional information and to Register.


®    Webinar: What Does It Take to Become A Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: Invitation for CW Professionals and Community Partners. September 17, 3:00-4:30PM (Eastern)

Click Here for additional information and to Register.






                                                                                       To view all upcoming training opportunities Click Here



Position Available at the Center


The Center is looking to add a member to our team to enhance our ability to identify and develop quality training to share with Florida’s Child Welfare Professionals. This position requires someone with expertise in Florida’s child welfare system and the multiple specialty areas within child welfare, including child welfare training. We are looking for a candidate who will assist with the identification and development of content for the Center’s online library and has experience in preparation, presentation and facilitation of group meetings or training events.


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



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