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July 18, 2018

Minority Mental Health Month

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Mental illness is the number one health issue affecting young people in the U.S., surpassing both asthma and diabetes. Four million American youth deal with a serious mental health issue that affects their everyday lives. Unmet mental health needs can lead to youth failing in school, being removed from their homes and families, or placement in juvenile detention centers.

 

Youth from minority communities are disproportionately likely to suffer from adverse outcomes due to unmet mental health needs. This is not due to a higher incidence and severity of mental illness in minority communities; rather it reflects that individuals in minority communities are less likely to receive a diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have reduced access to mental health services, and experience poorer quality of care.

 

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, stigma towards people with mental illness is the “most formidable obstacle to future progress in the arena of mental illness and health.” While stigma affects all people living with mental illness, studies show that culturally influenced stigma may have differential impacts on people in minority communities.

 

Mental Health Resources

 

Minority Mental Health Infographic

 

American Psychiatric Association - Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations

 

The Center’s Mental Health Publications

 

 
 
 
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Recently Added Resources:

NEW MEMO

 

CFOP-170-8, Plan of Safe Care for Infants Affected by Prenatal Substance Abuse

 

 

NEW FIELD TIP

 

Determining Household of Focus in Case Management: Two Household Scenarios

 

 

NEWLY POSTED TRAININGS

 

Supervising Hope: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supervising Our Youth
(No Child Welfare Professional In-Service Training Hours Available)

 

2018 National Foster Parent Association and Florida FAPA Annual Education Conference Index

 

Sibling Relationships in Foster Care: Keeping Them Connected

Upcoming Events
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Registration is open for the 2018 DCF Child Protection Summit,
September 5-7, 2018, JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando

 

The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2018 Child Protection Summit. The annual Summit is the largest child welfare event in Florida, and the department anticipates the convening of more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, guardians ad litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, service providers, and youth.

 

Click HERE for registration, fees, workshops, and more.

 
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Family First Prevention Services Act: What it means for Residential Providers, Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am (Eastern)

 

Presented by: Lisette Burton, Melissa Jaacks, Zandra Odum, & Diane DeMark

 

The recently passed Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes a number of provisions to prevent children from entering foster care by allowing federal reimbursement for mental health services, substance use treatment, and in-home parenting skill training. During this forum, attendees will learn important information regarding the changes in the law, specifically focusing on the limitation of the use of residential care for children and youth served by the child welfare system. Presenters will discuss potential impacts of the law on both a national and state level.

 

Click HERE for details and to register for this free event.

 
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The Florida Coalition for Children 2018 Annual Conference,
July 23 - 25, 2018, Boca Raton, FL

 

The conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.

 

Click HERE for additional information and to register.

 
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Families First Child Welfare Symposium,
September 13-14, 2018, St. Petersburg Marriott, 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

 

The conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to over 24 continuing education units.

 

Click HERE for additional information and to register.

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

 
 
 
 

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