September 20, 2017

Suicide Prevention Month


Did you know…Compared to peers their same age

  • Foster youth are 3-5 times more likely to commit suicide
  • Two times more likely to think about committing suicide
  • Four times more likely to make a suicide attempt

(Source: National Center for Prevention of Youth Suicide).


Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States. Suicide is complicated and tragic but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

Review Suicide Resources:


CLICK HERE to review our Mental Health Resources - including a section on Suicide

Recently Added Resources:



CFOP 170-5, Protective Investigation

Child Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report
- August





2017 Child Protection Summit: Psychotropic Medications 101(08/30/2017)

2017 Child Protection Summit: Focus and Change: Scaling Caregiver Protective Capacities in Case Management (08/29/2017)

2017 Child Protection Summit: Recent Developments in Dependency Case & Statutory Law Training Video

We are working hard to finish production of the 20 workshops we recorded at the Dependency Summit in Orlando. All completed videos will be posted HERE
as they are available.

Upcoming Events

2017 Human Trafficking Summit,
October 2, 2017, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL


Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. The one-day Summit will bring together over 500 attendees from areas covering law enforcement, service providers, survivors, healthcare professionals, educators, legislators and community leaders. Throughout the day, attendees will participate in targeted breakout sessions, workshops and training opportunities.


Click HERE for more information and to register.




Click HERE to view our Events Calendar for more upcoming events.


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