Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

Weekly Newsletter

Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


October 26, 2016

Our Voices, Our Stories  

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

For the next several weeks we will be sharing with you the latest advocacy project from Florida’s Children First and Florida Youth SHINE: Our Voice, Our Stories – 2nd Series, a collection of 10 digital storytelling videos by Florida Youth SHINE.  The digital stories will be available from The Center home page, or you can visit www.floridaschildrenfirst.org.  Please share Our Voices, Our Stories with others in your community to help these youth share their stories and let their truths be heard.

Week 2 – Anna’s Story

Week 1 – Cameron’s Story

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.


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Recently Added and Updated Resources




v  Florida Administrative Code: 65C- 14 - Group Care has been reorganized; numerous rules are repealed and/or combined, resulting in a more user-friendly rule chapter. Click here to view the FAC page.


v  October is National Bullying Prevention Month with a goal to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children.

                        Related Resources:

                        Help Your Child Recognize the Signs of Bullying

Safety in the On-Line Community---Talking to Your 13 year old about Facebook and Instagram  

Eyes on Bullying---What Can You Do?


v  National Independent Living Resource:  The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Youth Transitioning from Foster Care


v  New FAQ: Can you provide clarification as to how the state would like the Case Management Agencies (CMA) to run state criminal history checks for informal safety providers as required per CFOP 170-7? (Click Here for the Answer)





Upcoming Training Events and Conferences






Attention DCF and Sheriff CPI Offices:  NEW DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2-2:30 eastern

This webinar will provide additional training and guidance around what expenses are eligible for Title IV-E training funds for Child Welfare Professionals who work through the Department of Children and Families and Sheriff Offices; including requirements for tracking and reporting eligible expenses. 
Click here for more information and to register.

National Webinar:  Risks for Abuse in Children with Developmental Disabilities. Thursday, Nov 10, 1:00–3:15pm EDT, 12:00–2:15pm CDT.  Click here for information and to register.

National Webinar: Do Race and Culture Matter When Handling a Child Sexual Abuse Case? An African American Victim's Perspective. Thursday, Nov 10, 2:00-3:30 EDT; 1:00-2:30 CDT. Click here for information and to register.



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