Training:   Busting Child Development Myths

Dolores King presents on Child Development. This training is designed to bust the many myths that individuals have surrounding child development. Individuals come to their profession with various different backgrounds that help to form their knowledge and expectations of what is developmentally “normal” for children at certain ages and stages in life; however we all need to work from a standard baseline of child development. This training will give attendees who work with children but who may not have an educational background in early child development and child development a foundation in the theories that guide Florida Child Welfare Practices.

Guest Speaker:  

Dolores King-, CPM - Founder / CEO King Professional Development & Consulting LLC

Original Webinar Date: May 20, 2021

For those with the Guardian ad Litem Program, this 1.5 hour course does apply towards in-service hours. Please select training topic "Child Development and Developmental Disabilities" and specify the title of the training "Busting Child Development Myths" and a summary of the topic when inputting into Optima.

Founder/CEO at King Professional Development and Consulting LLC Transformational Trainer – Facilitator, Dynamic Consultant

Dolores King

Dolores King is a 2008 graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science and 2 minors, Early Childhood Development and Urban and Regional Planning. Dolores has always had a passion for teaching others and working with children, as a result her career path led her to work as a VPK teacher and elementary school teacher prior to beginning her career with the Department of Children and Families. In 2011, Dolores began working for the Florida Abuse Hotline as an abuse counselor where she assessed thousands of calls for children and vulnerable adults, after two years she transitioned into a Hotline Trainer where she trained hundreds of abuse counselors and criminal background check analysts. While working for the Hotline, Dolores was also the Florida Abuse Hotline Community Training Liaison for the state of Florida from 2014-19. Dolores has trained abuse and neglect reporting to professionally mandated reporters in our local communities from across the board. In 2018, Dolores graduated the Florida Certified Public Manager Program through Florida State University. She is dedicated to promoting child abuse and neglect awareness and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect awareness. Dolores transitioned into a new role with DCF in 2019 as a research and training specialist with the Training and Talent Development Office providing professional development training to DCF leadership and frontline staff. In 2019, Dolores opened King Professional Development and Consulting LLC. She has over 13 years of combined teaching, training, and facilitation across the state of Florida and over 9 years of Florida child welfare and Florida vulnerable adult experience. The driving force behind the agency is to meet the needs of community providers with the trainings that will develop and sharpen skills needed to keep Florida’s most vulnerable populations safe.

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