Florida's Center for Child Welfare at USF

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Florida’s Center for Child Welfare at USF


July 27, 2016

Normalcy, Babysitting, Vacation and Out of Town Travel

Tell Us How We’re Doing!

Chapters 6, 7, and 8 of CFOP 170-11 supersede four DCF Memos: Normalcy for Children in the Custody of the Department (8/31/05); Sharing Case Records/Information with Foster Parents (10/29/10); Online Social Networking Policy (2/22/12); and Normalcy, Babysitting, Vacation, and Emergency Care for Children in Out-of-Home Care (3/5/13).


Click Here to access the full DCF Memo: CFOP 170-11, Chapter 6: Normalcy; Chapter 7: Babysitting; Chapter 8: Vacation/Travel (Eff. 7/25/16)



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.


Click here to begin July’s Survey.


Recently Added Resources




·         Caseload and Workload Management



·         Normalcy Resources for Older Youth in Care


·         New FAQ:

o   Is a home study required if there are siblings who are in-home judicial and then a new baby is born into the case who is only under voluntary protective services (VPS)?

o   Is there a discrepancy between CFOP 170-9 and CFOP 170-7 regarding the timeframe for supervisor consultation and approval of a modified safety plan?


·         Up to 45 CLE credits available through the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office:

2016 Guardian ad Litem Disabilities Training Conference – A Voice Heard

(No Child Welfare Professional In-Service Training Hours Available)




Upcoming Training Events and Conferences






Conference:  National Independent Living Conference.  August 23-26, Kansas City, Missouri

Click Here for additional information and to register



Conference:  2016 Child Protection Summit.  Wednesday-Friday, September 7-9th, Orlando.


Click Here for additional information and to register

Click Here for hotel reservation information


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