This page contains all continuing education resources in the Foster Care topic.
A documentary film chronicling the daunting obstacles veterans of foster care encounter as they are forced to fend for themselves.
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All Children – All Families
An inclusiveness and diversity training resource to enhance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cultural competence among child welfare and service professionals provided by the National CASA Association.
Critical Issues in Foster Care
An article exploring several critical issues in foster care as reflected in the case of a mother who participated in The Children's Ark, an innovative intervention technique that allowed mothers who had lost custody of their children to live with them.
Educating Children in Foster Care
A report detailing how the Fostering Connections Act of 2008 and state legislative efforts worked to focus on education stability and continuity for children in foster care.
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Extended Foster Care
A library of extended foster care articles, documents, reference guides, videos, news and websites curated by Florida's Center for Child Welfare at the University of South Florida.
Florida's Quality Parenting Initiative Just In Time Training
A large index of online training videos with slides and quizzes for guardians ad litem, foster parents, caregivers and staff curated by Florida's Center for Child Welfare.
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Fostering the Future
A collection of first-hand accounts of what it means to be a child in state care curated by Children's Rights and updated annually.
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Issue Briefs 1–6
Six briefing papers from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative covering foster care topics and a range of related issues.
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Judges' Page, The
A newsletter of articles on various child welfare topics published several times per year by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
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Legal Briefs Newsletter
An email newsletter from the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program focusing on legal topics of interest to staff, pro bono attorneys and attorneys ad litem.
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Life Skills: Increasing College Access and Success for Students from Foster Care
A one-hour training video with FSU Unconquered Scholars Program Coordinator Lisa Jackson, FSU Upward Bound Program Director/College Reach-Out Program Coordinator Charlie Davis, III and DCF Post-Secondary Education Support Specialist Becky Pengelley.
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Master Trust Introductory Training
Slides and notes from a master trust training presentation, providing an overview and key things to watch for when advocating for the best interest of children with master trusts. Readers may receive one (1) hour of continuing education credit.
Master Trust Issues for Children and Youth in Foster Care
A paper detailing Master Trust legal documents used by the Florida Department of Children and Families and courts to hold in trust the money and property intended for the use and benefit of individuals in the legal custody, care or control of or are recei
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.
An introductory normalcy presentation with information on normalcy plans, overnight outings, allowances, driving, foster parent liability, confidentiality and resources developed by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.
Normalcy Training Guide
An educational curriculum manual for normalcy training developed by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Normalcy Training Guide
An educational slide presentation for normalcy training developed by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program.
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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A short film made with the desire that it would be used to serve in bringing awareness, encourage and be useful in foster parent training and raising up foster parents.
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Running Away from Foster Care: Youths' Knowledge and Access of Services
A report on research and interviews conducted from December 2008 through July 2009 to study runaway youths in foster care and their knowledge and access of services.
Teens in Foster Care Less Likely to Talk with Parents on the Dangers of Substance Use
A brief report on the results of a study showing that adolescents in foster care age twelve to seventeen were less likely than those living with biological or adoptive parents to talk with a parent or guardian about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
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Topical Currents 2015-07-20
A radio interview of child welfare advocate Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of two books about her experience entering the Florida foster care system at age three and shuttling between fourteen foster homes — some abusive — before adoption at age twelve.
Unholy Alliance, An: The Connection Between Foster Care and Human Trafficking
A presentation by Michelle Lillie discussing links between human trafficking and foster care including facts, definitions, typical experiences, long-term affects of sexual abuse, recommendations and links to additional reading.
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