Florida's Children First

The Brave New World of Out of Home Care in Florida – Recorded 3.19.21

Florida is changing its array of placements for foster children to meet the requirements of the federal Family First Act. Beginning in October 2021 the federal government will stop paying for traditional group care. Will this change usher in a new and hopeful era for Florida children? Or will the practicalities of such a major shift have negative consequences?

In this training, we will learn about new options like Qualified Residential Treatment Programs and At-Risk of Sex Trafficking Group homes. We will examine the supports offered to relatives and non-relatives to care for children under the new foster parent licensing scheme. We’ll look at the racial and ethnic disparities in placement. We will discuss advocacy opportunities so that everyone working with children will be prepared to navigate this new world.

Presented by Robin Rosenberg, Esq., Deputy Director of Florida’s Children First & Walter Honaman, Esq., Supervising Attorney of the Children’s Advocacy Program at the Legal Aid Service of Broward County.


Presentation Slides      Resource List     Certificate of Completion

CLE Number: 2102046N


CLE: 3 General, 0.5 Bias Elimination, 0.5 Mental Illness

Certification Credits: 3 Juvenile Law 

Approval period: 3/19/21-9/30/21



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