Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


March 30, 2016

Upcoming QPI Webinar:

Fostering Success: Pre-Match Practices and Successes

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

QPI Webinar:  Fostering Success: Pre-Match Practices and Successes.

Tuesday April 5, 10:00AM-1130AM (EST) / 9:00AM-10:30AM (CST)


Presented by: Fawn Moore, Central Region Program Manager and Participating CBCs


This webcast will highlight some of the practices that are happening around Florida in pre-matching as a part of the Fostering Success Initiative’s workgroup on this topic. You will get to hear from CBC front line staff and see our feature video on this work. We will facilitate a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.


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Recently Added Resources




DCF Memo: ‘Get Set’ for FSFN Quarter 3 Release –HB 7013 Adoptions and Foster Care



 Quick Reference Guides Added to: Adoption Incentive Enhancements (HB 7013)

·         Case Book, Person Book, Desktop-Case View & Desktop Participant View

·         Case Note Category and Types

·         Case Notes: Non Face to Face Contacts and Group Box

·         Meeting Types

·         Post Adoption Case Note Category and Types

·         Post Adoption Services Page

·         Recruitment Event and Activity Page




A Gang Trafficking Case Study Training Video


New Answers to FAQs, including:

·         If a child has reached permanency through court ordered permanent guardianship with a relative/non-relative, does the child’s parent still have rights to review medical records and make decisions?

·         Regarding informal safety providers, what exactly does “Criminal History Checks” entail? Who should complete the criminal history checks?



Upcoming Training Events and Conferences





Webinar: Guide to Helping Adults Talk to Children About Sexual Abuse. Thursday, April 5, 1:00PM – 2:15PM (EST) / 12:00PM- 1:25PM (CST)

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Webinar: Blocks and Problems: Recognizing Challenges and Opportunities in the Forensic Interview. Thursday, April 14, 2:00PM – 3:30PM (EST) / 1:00PM-2:30 PM (CST)

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Webinar: The Protective Factors and Trauma-Informed Care. Tuesday, April 19, 3:00PM (EST) / 2:00PM (CST)

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Save the Date: For the 2016 GAL Disabilities Training Conference. April 28-29, Orlando.


Job Announcement



The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for the position of Program Director for our Child Welfare Training Consortium. The Training Consortium (TC) develops, designs, and delivers training and consultation focusing on the delivery of human services particularly in the area of Child Welfare. The TC is funded entirely by external funding (contracts/grants) with a current annual budget of $2.5M.


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