Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

Weekly Newsletter

Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


November 22 2016


Happy Thanksgiving from The Center

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Take what time you can this holiday weekend to rest and recharge so you can continue to do the awesome work you do, every day, in improving the lives of children.



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Our Voices, Our Stories



KaDeidra’s Story


This week’s featured story, by KaDeidra, is the 6th in a series of 10 digital stories presented by Florida's Children First and Florida Youth SHINE. KaDeidra’s story is about her finding a foster family willing to take a chance on her. Please click here to watch KaDeidra’s special message. Previous digital stories can be found here .




Upcoming Training Events and Conferences




QPI Webinar:  Providing a Continuum of Comprehensive Services to Meet the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in Child Welfare: Two Year Findings on Program Implementation and Youth Outcomes. Tuesday, Nov 29, 2-3:30pm Eastern, 12-2:30pm Central. Kimberly McGrath, Psy.D., Clinical Coordinator of Foster Care and Ms. Marion Mathews-Foster Parent will describe a specialized, trauma-informed treatment program implemented in Miami, Florida, that is designed to meet the needs of child welfare involved youth who have been commercially sexually exploited.  Click here for additional information and to register.

Florida’s Adoption Information & Independent Living Resource Center-Winter Statewide Training: January 19-21, 2017, St. Petersburg, FL.  This training event features Pat O’Brien, MS, LMSW, LTMN. Pat O’Brien is the Founder and former Executive Director (for its first 18 years) of You Gotta Believe! The Older Child Adoption & Permanency Movement, Inc. Attendees can choose from the Adoption or Independent Living Track and can receive up to 11.5 hours of CEU’s through approved CEU provider, Daniel Memorial. There is also an Adoptive Parent Track held Saturday.  Click here for additional information and to register.   



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