Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


November 2,  2016

FSFN Enhancements for Child Protective Investigators  

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

Policy and Demonstration videos are now available for four (4) FSFN Enhancements scheduled to be implemented November 11th.  These changes will enhance certain functionalities and completion of the training videos by Child Protective Investigators is required by DCF.  All of the enhancement resources for the ‘Strengthening Child Safety Through Technology’ project can be found here:



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Our Voices, Our Stories



v  Marty’s Story:

Florida's Children First and Florida Youth SHINE are so excited this week to share Marty’s digital story. Marty’s story is about being in many placements and never finding a forever family. We hope that Marty’s story educates you on the need for kids to have loving homes and families.  Please click here to view and share his story and special message.



Recently Added and Updated Resources




v  New DCF Memos:

o   Updated Risk Assessment Manual (With Attachments)- Effective Date 10/24/16

o   Every Student Succeeds Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (with Attachments) (10/27/16)

o   Click Here to view all DCF Memos



Upcoming Training Events and Conferences






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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