January 4, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month


Child sex trafficking is one of the most common types of commercial sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Children who are sexually trafficked are often reported missing. According to the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Sex Trafficking is defined as "the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act." Children in the child welfare system are at high risk of being trafficked.


Common Misperceptions About Trafficking:


  • Myth: Trafficking always involves transporting the victim across state, country, or other borders.

    Reality: An individual can be recruited and exploited for labor or commercial sex without having crossed any borders.

  • Myth: All human trafficking victims in the United States are from other countries.

    Reality: Trafficking victims may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

  • Myth: Individuals must be physically restrained or locked up to be a victim.

    Reality: While some victims may be physically held by their trafficker, psychological means of control (e.g., trauma bonds, threats, coercion) are far more common.

Human Trafficking Resources:


Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Caseworkers:


Additional Human Trafficking Resources

Recently Added Resources/Publications:




Assessment Process for the Placement of Children in Out-of-Home Care Memo (1/2/18)


CFOP-170-12 Adoptions (12/22/17)



Revenue Maximization and Certification of Local Funds as State Match Annual Report 2017


2017 ILSAC Annual Report and DCF Response

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!


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Live Webinar: Introduction to The Center
January 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern), 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Central),


Are you familiar with The Center for Child Welfare? If you have anything to do with the Child Welfare System in Florida, then you should be! We are a one-stop shop for training, resources and information for anyone working with or caring for children and families in Florida. We invite you to attend our informative live webinar where you can learn about our core functions and how we help the entire system of care. Find out what resources we have available in our extensive knowledge library and learn how you can view our online trainings to earn training hours.


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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.



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