November 8, 2017

November is National Runaway Awareness Month


Did you know??


  • 1.6 to 2.8 million youth run away in a year

  • Homelessness is the largest risk factor for sex trafficking of minors

  • 48% of runaway and homeless youth who have been sexually exploited said they did it because they didn’t have a safe place to stay

  • Young people who have been in foster care are 3 to 10 times more likely than their peers to experience homelessness


Please review The Center’s Human Trafficking and Missing Children Resources below:


NEW! Human Trafficking: Response in Florida


NEW! Warning Signs of Sex Trafficking


Additional Resources can be found HERE:


Human Trafficking


Missing Children

Recently Added Resources:



New Release of Child Welfare Dashboard


You can view the new interactive Child Welfare Dashboard from the Results Oriented Accountability Tab under Data and Reporting: Click on DCF Dashboard


Dashboard Training Videos are available here:





2017 Fostering and Adoption Summit: You Matter In the Lives of Babies and Toddlers!


2017 Fostering and Adoption Summit: How Gender and Orientation Impacts All Youth



All of the workshops we recorded at the 2017 Child Protection Summit are posted HERE.

Upcoming Events

DCF Webinar: “How New Requirements from SB852 Affect You”
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 (Eastern)
9:00 am - 11:00 am (Central)


This Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team Best Practice Training will provide a clear understanding to the new SB 852 implementations of policy and MDT forms.


Click HERE for more information and to register.


Florida’s Adoption Information and Independent Living Winter Statewide Training: January 25 - 26, 2018, Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207


This training will have Adoption and Independent Living workshops and feature Susan Badeau, who writes and speaks extensively on topics related to children, particularly those with special needs.



Click HERE for more information and to register.




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


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