April 26, 2017
April is Celebrate Diversity Month

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. While today’s child welfare professionals address the challenges of improving child safety, well-being, and permanency, they also must meet the needs of an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse child welfare population. This month is a chance for us to acknowledge and honor our differences and individuality, while still remembering our commonalities.


Take a moment to review our Cultural Competency & Diversity and Disproportionality Publications and Resources

  • Click HERE to review RTI Action Network’s “Working With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families” article
  • Click HERE to review Time’s article “The Realities of Raising a Kids of a Different Race”



Recently Added Resources:

Child Placement Agreements: CFOP 170-11, Chapter 4 Implementation Training


New Memo

CFOP 170-10, Providing Services and Support for Children in Care and for Caregivers; Ch. 2, Behavioral Health Care


Updates to Florida Administrative Code

65C-35- Psychotropic Medications


65C-22.008 - School Aged Children Childcare


New FSFN Topic Papers
Out of Home Placement


TANF Eligibility

Upcoming Training Events and Conferences

DCF Webinar: Update to the Use of Title IV-E Training Fund, Wednesday, May 3, 10:00 am - 11:30am (Eastern)


Audience: DCF Child Protective Investigations, Sherriff Child Protective Investigations, and Florida Abuse Hotline staff. This training will provide updates on the use of Title IV-E Training funds for Child Protective Investigation and Florida Abuse Hotline staff.


CLICK HERE for additional information and to register.


National Webinar: Using Data to Improve Foster Care Placements, Wednesday, May 3, 1 - 2pm (Eastern)/12 - 1 pm (Central)

Join Annie E. Casey Foundation, Microsoft, and DataKind to help improve foster care placements. Join us for an informational session to see how your organization can get involved in this initiative. Learn more about DataKind’s unique approach and partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation and Microsoft to harness technology and data science in the service of improving child welfare in America.


CLICK HERE for additional information and to register.


California QPI: Assertion and Advocacy Live Webinar, Friday, May 5th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central), 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern)


Assertive Communication is a valuable tool for parents to possess, not only in their personal relationships at home, but in the community. As the parent begins to feel more comfortable in asserting their needs and request, they also learn how to accept criticism, accepting they are human and make mistakes. With these skills also comes the ability to advocate for their child’s needs, in the school and with social welfare systems.


CLICK HERE for additional information and to register.


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