Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF

www.centerforchildwelfare.org                                                                                                                                 August 6, 2015


Mission, Vision, Values & Competencies


Why we do what we do, and why we must always seek to do better.


The statewide address from Secretary Mike Carroll from August 4, 2015 is now available online. If you missed the live address or would like to watch it again, Click Here to watch Secretary Carroll’s Address.



Click Here to Access All Child Welfare Video Training



Recently Added Resources


®    Under Quality Improvement, we’ve added the most recent Quality Assurance Review Guidelines

·         Standards for Case Management Rapid Safety Feedback

·         Standards for CPI Secondary Case Reviews and Rapid Safety Feedback

·         Standards for Florida Abuse Hotline


®    We’ve also added a new Schools of Social Work button (located on the home page) to provide you with links to public and private Florida universities offering Social Work Programs.





Upcoming Training Events and Conferences


®     Live Web Event: Writing Checks and Keeping Balance of Caregiver Protective Capacities. Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:30AM-12PM (Eastern)  This fast paced, 2 hour training will increase your understanding and assessment of Caregiver Protective Capacities. Participants will learn how to judge the economy of Caregiver Protective Capacities; recognize how to actively and purposely help caregivers deposit into their caregiver accounts so that when it is necessary to make a withdrawal from those accounts, the capacities are available and have value. As a rule of thumb – before endorsement - check the wallet!   Presented by: Connie Pierre-Antoine, MPA, Staff Development Manager, Partnership for Strong Families  Click Here for registration.

®    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.





                                                                                       To view all upcoming training opportunities Click Here



Position Available at the Center


The Center is looking to add a member to our team. 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.



The Center is asking for your feedback.
The Center is continuously striving to better serve your needs.  Reflecting on your personal experience using The Center’s Web Services please respond to our monthly survey.  Survey time is approximately 5 minutes or less.
Click Here to begin August’s survey.

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