The hub of information for the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program, our blog contains posts with announcements, news and events, articles, periodicals and additions or updates to our website.

This page contains published posts from the September 2016 archive sorted chronologically with the newest at the top.

Family In Need: Toddler Beds

We regularly encounter families who are in need of living assistance but our resources are extremely limited. When special requests for essentials such as beds, linens, clothing and school supplies come in from families, our staff reach out to the community for help.

If you can assist in fulfilling the below request or have any questions, please get in touch with the request contact. Thank you for your help!

  • Status
    Open

  • Request
    Toddler Beds

  • Narrative
    This is a general request. Our program has an ongoing need for toddler beds.

  • Contact
    Deborah Moore
    deborah.moore@gal.fl.gov
    (850) 606-1218
    (850) 294-7545

Six New Continuing Education Events — Including Four 'Learning Optima' Sessions — Added To October's Calendar

We regularly host, sponsor and support a variety of events that provide community outreach, increase awareness of our program, help recruit new volunteers, raise funds and furnish training to our volunteer guardians ad litem.

It is vital that all of our volunteers learn the new Optima case management system. The following four sessions of Learning Optima were added to our calendar.

In addition, the following events were also added to the calendar.

You can also browse and access events on our calendar grid.

New Event, New Continuing Education Library Item, Training Page Update and eForm Update

New Event

We regularly host, sponsor and support a variety of events that provide community outreach, increase awareness of our program, help recruit new volunteers, raise funds and furnish training to our volunteer guardians ad litem. The following event was added to our calendar.

You can also browse and access events on our calendar grid.

Continuing Education

One new library item was added to our Continuing Education resource center.

  • My Name is Leon
    A fiction novel by Kit de Waal presenting a heartbreaking story told from the perspective of a young child and featuring his experiences with social services and in foster care after his family falls apart.
    filed under Foster Care, Booklet and Website

Training

A link on the Training page's Phase 1: Independent Study section was updated. The "Video: Understanding Substance Abuse and the Impact on Children Website" link under "Part V" is now pointing to the video's new page.

eForm Updates

Our eForm platform uses no-reply@gal2.org to send email, so it is very important that messages sent from this address are never marked as spam or junk.

We have added a brief statement about this to the confirmation pages displayed by eForm. Confirmation pages are shown by each of our eight eForms following a successful submission. They now contain the following paragraph.

Important: Please add no-reply@gal2.org to your safe senders list. Services on gal2.org such as eForm use this address to send email. Please do not mark our messages as junk or spam.

We appreciate your assistance in this matter. Thank you.