The Florida Department of Children and Families Partnership Plan was developed on the foundational principle of QPI: all children need and deserve excellent parenting. An expectation of excellent parenting is to provide a loving, ongoing commitment to children to ensure that children are given the opportunity to develop healthy, stable relationships within a family, and to only consider placement moves of children when necessary for the safety and wellbeing of a child. Join Carol Edwards as she facilitates a discussion with a panel of experts (a case manager, foster parent and a youth) to explore the importance of stable placements for children and explore how unnecessary placement moves are harmful to children. As a participant, you can expect to learn about the following: What considerations and actions need to be taken to make the first placement the best placement? What is needed from agency staff and case managers to support caregivers in their commitment to providing stable placements for children? When is it appropriate to seek a new placement for a child? How do multiple, unnecessary placements cause harm to children? We look forward to you viewing this training as we continue to learn more about how best to work together in ensuring excellent parenting by supporting stable placements for children.
Tina Levene is a nationally renowned professional speaker, author, humorous motivator, past radio and television show host. She graduated in 1999 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Child Development from the University Of Akron, Ohio. She has worked with at risk youth for over 20 years and is a licensed foster parent. She works with businesses and churches to improve communication, productivity and employee engagement. This presentation will help you remember that in your work or taking care of others, it is also important to take care of yourself.
(note: this video is not eligible for relicensing hours)
During this video, you will learn how early trauma impacts the child and their ability to attach later with the adoptive families you are working with. You will also be able to recognize the 'Adoption Triad' and how the loss experienced by the triad will continue to be present. You will learn how to help the families you work with to recognize the loss and identify treatment strategies.
This training walks one through identifying the differences between intention and non-intentional decisions and how to be able to make more intentional and productive choices.
To identify common mechanisms of injuries in the Greater Tampa Bay area and nationally. Recognize risk areas in homes that can lead to injuries. Discuss layers of water safety prevention. Describe ways to prevent injuries from vehicle crashes for children and teens and determine safe behaviors for pedestrians.
In this training you will learn how much screen time is healthy for your child and how it impacts child development. You will also learn about the impact of social media on children's emotional well-being and how to protect them from cyberbullying and exploitation.
The Florida Partnership Plan calls for caregivers and agency staff to partner together to assist birth parents in improving their ability to care for and protect their children, and further provides that partners will act in a supportive and respectful manner that allows children to maintain ties to their family. While the words "co-parenting" are not used in the Partnership Plan, the expectations are clear; co-parenting is an essential element to providing quality parenting to children. Successful co-parenting requires a partnership with agency staff, caregivers and birth families. This training will answer the following questions: What are the foundational principles of co-parenting? Are those principles supportive of child development and trauma sensitive practices? What are the challenges to implementing co-parenting practices? What are the successes of implementing co-parenting practices? What role do agency staff, caregivers, and birth parents play in successful co-parenting? How can co-parenting be implemented in your local QPI site?
The roll out and implementation of the Level 1 licensing process and the Guardian Assistance Program (GAP) represents a significant shift in the caregiver structure within the Florida Child Welfare System. This webcast is intended to provide an overview of the Level 1 licensing process and GAP program for both child welfare staff and caregivers. We will also have a kinship caregiver Phyllis Stevens from Philadelphia to provide her perspective on the unique challenges kinship caregivers face and how our system can work to ensure their needs in supporting our children are met. We will also have former California Assistant County Child Welfare Director Tracy Schiro on the webcast to share her experience in leading a county transition into licensing kinship and fictive kin. We look forward to her insight into California's lessons learned and successful practices.
The Florida Department of Children and Families Partnership Plan provides that we are all responsible for the wellbeing of children and recognizes that we must undertake this responsibility together in a respectful partnership, as none of us can succeed by ourselves. However, working in partnership during times of crisis, particularly during an investigation of a caregiver, can become very difficult. In the spirit of the partnership plan, stakeholders worked together with the Florida Department of Children and Families to develop a new approach to handling investigations of caregivers. The overarching goal of a new approach is to ensure investigations are conducted in a manner that strengthens families to support the children that are placed in their care, and to avoid children experiencing unnecessary trauma. This process requires our agency to look within our own system of care at the responsiveness of the agency to meet the needs of the child and the caregiver.
The Basics of Behavior- What it is, why it occurs, and what you need to know when you have a child demonstrating behavioral issues.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Are my child's behaviors due to sensory processing? This presentation discusses the different sensory systems and how they may be impacting behaviors.