Child Welfare Regional Training Institute

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence is hosting a continuing education event of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.

Join them on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for Child Welfare Regional Training Institute.

The morning and afternoon sessions — offering identical content — will discuss the overlap between domestic violence and child welfare; the effects of domestic violence on children; and the trend toward a more collaborative, community-wide response to domestic violence. Presenters will discuss ways to enhance collaboration between certified domestic violence centers and child welfare agencies to enhance child safety and to build the capacity of child welfare and partnering agencies around the dynamics of domestic violence.

The evening training session — for foster parents and guardians ad litem — will enhance both the understanding and response to domestic violence as it relates to survivors and children of survivors. The training will focus on developing skills that are conducive to perpetuating a positive environment for survivors and their children while simultaneously providing empowerment based advocacy and effective solutions in cases involving the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse.

Participants may receive four (4) or six (6) hours of continuing education credit. Afterward, report your hours using Optima.

The event is free. You can download a print flyer, register to attend and submit questions to the event contact below.

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First Published December 17, 2018