This page contains all continuing education resources in the Older Youth topic.
#JustAdulting Legal Survival Guide for Young Adults
A mobile website designed by the Florida Bar to help young adults understand their legal rights and responsibilities when they turn eighteen and providing tools and resources outlining how Florida law can affect their lives.
A documentary film chronicling the daunting obstacles veterans of foster care encounter as they are forced to fend for themselves.
Foster CareOlder YouthVideo
Bringing Human Trafficking Into Focus
A lesson from the Children's Services Council of Broward County providing a factual overview of human trafficking in Florida, details on child labor and sex trafficking as well as answering the questions who, what, when, where, why and how to help.
Older YouthVictimization of ChildrenWebsite
Bullying and Victimization Among Students with Disabilities: Effective Strategies for Classroom Teachers
An article by Chad A. Rose, PhD and Lisa E. Monda-Amaya, PhD designed to give teachers, administrators and researchers a fundamental understanding of bullying behavior and strategies for intervening in schools and classrooms.
Educational AdvocacyOlder YouthVictimization of ChildrenArticle
Connected by 25: Financing Housing Supports for Foster Youth Transitioning Out
A brief exploring strategies for financing supports and services that help foster youth make successful transitions to adulthood and the need for safe, stable and affordable housing to support a successful transition.
Florida Independent Living Services: Outcome Measures and Oversight Activities 2015
A report published on Sunday, January 31, 2016 by the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Child Welfare as required by Florida law.
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.
Early ChildhoodEducational AdvocacyFamiliesFoster CareGuardians ad LitemMental HealthOlder YouthPhysical HealthSubstance AbuseVictimization of ChildrenVideoWebsite
Grief in the Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'
A brief article by Elissa Nadworny on making classrooms a healthy, safe space for grieving and addressing how educators should handle the death of a student's loved one.
Early ChildhoodMental HealthOlder YouthWebsite
Improving the Quality of Residential Group Care: A Review of Current Trends, Empirical Evidence and Recommendations
A technical report published on Sunday, July 26, 2015 by the Florida State University Florida Institute for Child Welfare.
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.
CommunitiesFamiliesFoster CareOlder YouthArticle
Keys to Independence
A website dedicated to the 2014 Florida Keys to Independence Act and its three-year pilot project managed by Community Based Care of Central Florida.
Life Skills: Entering the Work Force
A two-part, one-and-a-half hour training video presented by Rochelle Daniels, General Counsel for CareerSource Broward and hosted by Florida's Center for Child Welfare.
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.
Educational AdvocacyFoster CareOlder YouthVideoWebsite
National CASA Online Book Club
A series of online conversations about books that touch on issues that relate to volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children hosted by the National CASA Association.
Guardians ad LitemOlder YouthWebsite
Parents Aging Out of the Child Welfare System
A technical report published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 by the Florida State University Florida Institute for Child Welfare.
Sex Awareness and Education Resource List
A list of training, publications and websites for volunteers working with youth at risk of pregnancy, sexual abuse, exploitation or trafficking curated by National CASA Association.
Educational AdvocacyOlder YouthPhysical HealthVictimization of ChildrenBooklet
Students in the Juvenile Justice System
A packet of four articles discussing the topic of students who are in the juvenile justice system.
Educational AdvocacyOlder YouthArticle
Teaching Children to Calm Themselves
An opinion piece with techniques on identifying the root cause and appropriately dealing with emotional behavior in children.
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.
Foster CareOlder YouthVictimization of ChildrenSlides
Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Youth Services: Preparing for the Future
A training video featuring Carmen E. Dupoint with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Kirk Hall with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation hosted by the Florida's Center for Child Welfare at the University of South Florida.