Events and Announcements


This Week

National Webinar: Transition Planning: The Important Role of Families of Youth and Young Adults with Behavioral Health Needs, Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00–4:30pm (EST)

This webinar is hosted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and outlines key principles when working with family members/caregivers of youth and young adults with behavioral health care challenges, unique transition scenarios, and strategies that family leaders and family members have found helpful when navigating the transitioning process.

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Next Week

National Webinar: Leading Others: How Unconscious Bias Impacts Communication, Conflict Resolution and Decision Making, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2:00–2:00pm (EST)

This webinar is hosted by MHS Assessments. Steps can be taken to minimize the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace. This includes approaching policies in an informed way, specific training and intervention, empathy-driven dialogue and heightened self-awareness. This webinar will present an introduction to unconscious bias and identify ways in which empathy can be used as a tool to better understand and effectively lead others. Strategies that challenge our assumptions, improve our policies and create a workplace that is inclusive will be explored.

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National Webinar: Male Survivors of Sexual Exploitation: A Global Community Discussion,Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00–1:30pm (EST)

This webinar is hosted by 1in6 and will discuss male sexual exploitation. Panelists will speak to their knowledge about the various types of exploitation that the community may be unaware of (or think do not happen to boys and men), how these traumas may manifest in adulthood, and what resources are available (or need to be available). Our panelists will also speak to existing and needed policy to support these survivors, both national and international.

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Upcoming

Conference: Child Abuse and Neglect 2017 Conference: A Training Program for Professionals in the Field, April 20-21, 2017, Palm Coast, FL

This program will focus on the medical aspects of child physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. It will provide an understanding of the mechanisms by which injuries are inflicted and the scientific basis for medical determinations as to whether abuse has or has not occurred.Those who would benefit from participation in the program include:

Physicians
Nurses
Social Workers
Law Enforcement Personnel
Attorneys
Guardian ad Litem

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Conference: Guardian Ad Litem Program 2017 Disabilities Training Conference: Making the Impossible Possible, May 4-5, 2017, Orlando, FL

Each year the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program holds a conference for child welfare attorneys, child welfare professionals, and judges who represent and work with dependent children with disabilities. This popular conference is known for its advanced material and workshops.The conference will:

*Advance attorney advocacy and courtroom skills to ensure the best outcomes for dependent children with disabilities.

*Promote understanding of the intricacies of government agency processes and how they must be coordinated to improve outcomes for dependent children with disabilities.

*Impart advanced advocacy strategies for dependent children with disabilities.

*Develop connections among participants and agencies to better determine appropriate resources for dependent children with disabilities.


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Conference: Florida’s Adoption Information & Independent Living Resource Center Spring Statewide Training, May 3-5, 2017, Daytona Beach, FL

Mark your calendars for two days of training for $100!
Group Discounts Available for qualified agencies!
Call for more information


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Conference: National Foster Care Conference: "Footsteps to the Future, May 3-5, 2017, Daytona Beach, FL

The Annual Foster Care Conference will address a wide variety of problems facing foster care specialists, foster parents and various social service professionals who desire to enhance their skills in order to create the best foster home environment. The conference will offer numerous seminars, general sessions, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities designed both for professionals interested in increasing the effectiveness of their programs and for foster parents desiring to improve their parenting skills. Each general session and workshop will present innovative ideas on how those of us working with youth can deal with the ever-changing situations we face.


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Conference: 2017 FSFAPA Annual Education Conference: Our Journey, Your Dreams, June 16-18, 2017, Orlando, FL

The 21st Annual Education conference returns to Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Watch this page for more information.

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Conference: Florida Coalition of Children (FCC) 2017 Annual Conference, July 24-26, 2007, Boca Raton, FL

This year's conference will provide various networking opportunities including more than 20 presentations, featuring national speakers that will ignite dynamic conversations, and provide innovative and inspiring ideas that will energize our community organizations and improve our system of care.

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