August 15, 2018

Transition Planning for Youth and Young Adults


In our country more than 23,000 youth age out of foster care each year. For these youth who have been living in foster care, the transition to life outside of care presents many new and often daunting experiences. These young adults may face challenges as they search for affordable housing, pursue higher education or training, look for jobs, manage on tight budgets, take care of their health needs, and much more.


Please join the Live Webinar “Transition Planning for Youth” presented by the Department of Children and Families on Thursday, August 28th at 11:00 a.m. Click here to register.


Independent Living Resources


Recently Added Resources:



New CFOP 170-17, Services for Transitioning Youth and Young Adults: Effective 8/15/18




Taking Them Home Quickly and Safely


The Power of Being Good Enough
(No Child Welfare Professional In-Service Training Hours Available)


Ages of Grief (QPI Training Video)


Upcoming Events

Live Webinar presented by The Center: Incarcerated Parents
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)


This webinar will provide information on demographics, permanency, engagement and well-being as associated with families dealing with incarceration. Professionals will be provided with information and ideas to offer an opportunity for professionals to decide what is best regarding specific cases.


The training will discuss the questions of whether it is beneficial for children to visit their incarcerated parents as well as how to implement the updated case planning policy, ways to locate incarcerated parents and visitation.

Additionally, answers will be provided to the questions shared during previous online discussion groups.


Click HERE for additional information and to register.


DCF Live Webinar: Transition Planning For Youth,
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


The webinar will review the guidance and procedure requirements outlined in CFOP 170-17, Chapter 2, Transition Planning for Youth and provide an opportunity to address practice related questions.


Please send any questions you may have in advance to Brandie McCabe at: BrandieMccabe@myflfamilies.com


Click HERE to register.


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.


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.


National Webinar: Sixteenth International Conference on, Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma,
September 16, 17, 18, 2018 - Orlando, Florida


The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is proud to announce the Sixteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. This world-renowned event will be held on September 16, 17, and 18, 2018 in the exciting city of Orlando, Florida at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.


Make sure you block your calendar so you can join leading experts as they discuss the latest scientific research, medical practices, investigative and legal techniques, prevention efforts and family resources.


Click HERE to register.




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