This page contains all continuing education resources in the Dependency topic.
Baby Court, Capitol Update Extended
A six minute video from The Florida Channel on the Second Judicial Circuit's baby court teams, consisting of local judges, case workers, parent and community organizations, which provide services to families who have experienced trauma or adversity.
Caregiver's Guide to Dependency Court, A
A guide to dependency court discussing rights, the case process, court hearings, acronyms and other facts.
Child Protection Summit 2014 Workshop Materials
A large index of articles provided by presenters at the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Protection Summit that took place September 3–5, 2014. Note: Click "Show Description" to reveal the article links for each session.
Children in the Courtroom: A Potentially Therapeutic Process
A three-page brief by psychologist Carol E. Oseroff with benefits listed by age group; a matrix of legal, practical and emotional considerations; and additional points to consider.
Conferences, Training and Advocacy Resources
A collection of training and advocacy resources hosted and curated by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Materials include videos and recordings from conferences, workshops and attorney conference calls.
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Dependency Case Managers and GAL Volunteers Panel Discussion
Slides from a May 4, 2012 panel providing an overview of the discussion's talking points, issues, solutions and goals.
Dependency Outlook, The — Spring 2013
An issue of the Florida Supreme Court Office of the State Courts Administrator's Office of Court Improvement newsletter from April 2, 2013.
Dependency Outlook, The — Summer 2014
An issue of the Florida Supreme Court Office of the State Courts Administrator's Office of Court Improvement newsletter from August 1, 2014.
eLearning Training Videos and Multimedia Directory
A large library of videos browsable by topic and presenter curated by Florida's Center for Child Welfare at the University of South Florida.
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Florida's Center for Child Welfare
A periodic newsletter of articles covering hot topics, new information and resources published by Florida's Center for Child Welfare at the University of South Florida.
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Hearing Your Voice: A Guide to Your Dependency Court Case
A booklet for children and youth with answers to common questions, a glossary of terms and information on court hearings published by the American Bar Association.
Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges
A practice and policy brief by JoAnne Solchany, PhD, ARNP on the use of medication in healing; common disorders for which medication may be used for treatment; drawbacks from the use of medications; and additional questions and answers.
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Relative Placements, Non-Relative Placements and Adoptions Process Revisions
A memorandum with attachments from the Florida Department of Children and Families detailing process revisions for handling criminal history reviews for relative placements, non-relative placements and adoptions effective February 23, 2015.
Safety Methodology Practice Guidelines and Operating Procedures
A library with general, staff, investigation and case management safety methodology practice guidelines plus Florida Department of Children and Families operating procedures.
Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts
A fact sheet by Children's Bureau designed to answer parent and caregiver concerns about the court process and provide resources regarding legal action and parental rights.
What's Happening in Dependency Court?
An activity book for children introducing them to the dependency court made by the Florida Supreme Court Office of the State Courts Administrator's Office of Court Improvement.
Working with Child Welfare Professionals
A resource page with publications, videos and website links to inform advocates' work with child welfare professionals curated by the National CASA Association.