HELPFUL INFORMATION:

(Please click on the links/titles below for more information.)



POVERTY 

Through two (2) different online simulations, learn more about what low-income families may be experiencing and the difficult decisions they have to make on a daily basis.  



COVID-19:  TIPS FOR COPING



Back to School 2020 Edition



Confused by all the acronyms and abbreviations?  Maybe this will help! 

Acronyms and Abbreviations in Child Welfare 

Educational Advocacy Acronyms  



2019 Specialized Provider & Resource Directory

This directory provides information regarding:

  • Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care statewide provider list 
  • Therapeutic Group Care 
  • Inpatient Residential Programs 
  • Specialized Facilities & Resources (Florida and out of state) 
  • Behavioral Health Overlay Services Providers 
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment (CBHA) Providers 
  • LGBTQ Organizations (Providers and Information) 
  • Substance Abuse Providers 




Suicide Awareness and Prevention TIP SHEET




TRAINING RESOURCES 

Below are different websites you may choose to visit for additional information and/or training opportunities.  Click on the logos or titles to navigate to the different resources.  



Florida Certification Board 

The Florida Certification Board, through a contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, has developed many online, self-paced courses that are available at no cost.  To access the courses, you will need to create your own account for their system.  Directions are provided on their website on how to create and register for courses provided by the Florida Certification Board.  



Florida Guardian ad Litem Program

Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are the voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Through this website, you can access links on becoming a volunteer, keep up to date with current GAL news, and navigate important advocacy topics.  



Florida Guardian ad Litem YouTube Channel

Videos and audios from conferences, trainings, and workshops produced or sponsored by the Florida Guardian  ad Litem Program. 


 

Free Florida CLE 

As part of its partnership, the Guardian ad Litem program has created Free Florida CLE - a one-stop shop for Florida's pro bono attorneys.  Attorneys can access free CLE certified videos on multiple topics, including dependency, appeals and special needs.   



Florida's Center for Child Welfare 

An information and training resource for child welfare professionals.

 



National CASA Association / Advocacy Resources 

Listing of resources, publications, trainings, websites and book lists that can be useful to child welfare advocates.

  



Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) 

This Federal Program of the U.S. Department of Justice supports local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system.




Please note:  With the exception of the Florida Guardian ad Litem webpages and GAL handouts, we do not control access, content and/or site maintenance to those outside sites.