Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

Weekly Newsletter

Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


December 21, 2016


Happy Holidays

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

The Holiday Season should be a time for joy and celebration. However it can also be a difficult time for many children and their families that may be separated or remembering loss during this time.  It can also be stressful time for those who work with and care for children who have endured trauma, loss and separation.

Take time during this holiday season to renew your energy and spirit so you can continue to take care of others in the coming new year.

We are happy to share a recently recorded informational video from Jack Levine, Founder of 4 Generations Institute, to help you re-charge this holiday season.  (Click here to view)


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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December’s Survey.



 Recently Added Resources



·         DCF Memo: Annual Progress and Services Reports (request for information) (12/15/16)


Our Voices, Our Stories



Kosha’s Story

Florida's Children First and Florida Youth SHINE are so excited to share the 10th and final installment of their latest advocacy project, Our Voice, Our Stories – 2nd Series.  This digital story is from Kosha. Her story is about mental illness and homelessness. We hope that Kosha’s story educates you on how a parent’s mental illness can impact a child’s well-being. Please watch her story and see a special message from Kosha here.



Upcoming Training Events and Conferences




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.   

Call For Applications:  Become a Project Site for the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD). Introductory Webinar and Site Application Process for Public Child Welfare Agencies. Application Due Date: 2-15-17.  Click here for information.



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