This page contains all published Continuing Education blog posts — containing information and updates regarding volunteer continuing education opportunities and recertification — sorted chronologically with the newest at the top.

New Events: Continuing Education Training

We regularly host a variety of events to provide community outreach, raise awareness of our program, recruit new volunteers, fund raise and furnish training to our volunteer guardians ad litem. The following continuing education training events were recently added to our calendar.

New Events: Continuing Education and Fundraisers

We regularly host a variety of events to provide community outreach, raise awareness of our program, recruit new volunteers, fund raise and furnish training to our volunteer guardians ad litem. The following events have been recently added to our calendar.

New Event: My JumpVault Continuing Education

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

My JumpVault
A continuing education event hosted by the Second Judicial Circuit Educational Advocacy Team. Information will be provided on a safe and secure place online to store and easily retrieve all of your child's important documents.

New Events: Training Courses and Meet and Greet

We regularly host a variety of events to provide community outreach, raise awareness of our program, recruit new volunteers, fund raise and furnish training to our volunteer guardians ad litem. The following events were recently added to our calendar.

Family Time Continuing Education Video

A new continuing education opportunity is now available for volunteer guardians ad litem.

On Friday, September 9, 2011, Florida's Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice posted a video entitled "Engaging Families through Creative, Safe and Promising Family Time (Visitation) Practices" to their website. Charles Nelson recently said that he "came away with several new ideas [volunteers and staff] may want to consider" after watching the video.

Presented by Judge Lynn Tepper of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court and Kelly Plouffe, Program Director for the Pasco Kids First sexual abuse treatment program, the video provides useful tips for volunteers and staff on "enhancing the visitation experience between families and children," understanding the removal process and the importance of family time.

All volunteers are encouraged to watch the forty-minute presentation. Those who watch the video may receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit. Remember, you can report your hours online quickly and easily.

Questions about continuing education may be sent to christine.gornik@gal.fl.gov.

Psychotropic Medications Continuing Education

On Monday, December 17, 2012, the Second Judicial Circuit Model Court Team hosted a training course on psychotropic medications. The educational materials, forms and workshop handouts are available to download.

Volunteer guardians ad litem who read the materials, forms and review the website links below may receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit. Remember, you can report your hours online quickly and easily.

Questions about continuing education may be sent to christine.gornik@gal.fl.gov.

Update
2014-09-06: update links to new locations in the continuing education resource center