December 13, 2017

Safe Toys and Gifts Month


December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, which stresses the importance of finding safe toys for children to enjoy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission requires all children's toys to meet mandatory safety regulations. However, you can play an important role by making sure toys are appropriate and used correctly at all times.

Consider some of these factors before purchasing a toy for a child:


  • Age - Find toys that are appropriate for the child's age group.
  • Level of development - Search for toys that interest your child based on his or her capabilities.
  • Special needs - Know that some children may be sensitive to toys that make loud noises or have blinking lights.
  • Abilities and skill level - Find toys that are challenging enough without being frustrating for a child.
  • Durability - Make sure a toy can stand up to repeated use by your child.
Recently Added Resources/Publications:

Child Welfare Key Indicators Monthly Report
(November 2017)




NOTE: We are changing the process of taking quizzes. Be on the lookout for instructions prior to watching an on-line video.


Dependency 101 Part 1 Training Video

MAT 101: Recommended Strategies for Medication Assisted Treatment Training Video


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

Upcoming Events

Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) National Conference
January 16 - 18, 2018, The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70130


In ten years, the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) has expanded from three areas in one site to more than 70 sites in ten different states! This conference will focus on bringing more voices to QPI. Celebrate ten years with QPI, embracing new partners, and new approaches that prioritize excellent parenting in Foster Care Systems!


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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