This technical assistance brief intended to serve as an introductory guide for communities seeking an overview of the Miami CWBC(TM) model and a roadmap of key steps to take in support of implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of the model. Author: Jennifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, Cecilia Casanueva, PhD,
The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health (DOH), Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program, and Florida’s Office of Early Learning (FOEL), enter into this Interagency Agreement to coordinate services and supports for […]
This publication of the Center for the Study of Social Policy examines numerous aspects of the use of class action litigation to achieve systemic reform of child welfare systems of care.
This publication provides information for public child welfare agencies and social workers when working with incarcerated parents and their children.
This booklet informs pregnant and parenting youth in foster care of their Rights and Resources. Published by the National Crittenton Foundation
The National Crittenton Foundation supports girls, young women, and their families living at the margin of the American dream overcome major obstacles rooted in circumstances not of their own making
September 22, 2011 FCF coordinated and facilitated a CLE presentation for the Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children. Three hours of ethics CLE are now available on the web at: http://centervideo.forest.usf.edu/legethics/legethics.html
The mission of the Center on Children and Families is to promote the highest quality of advocacy, teaching and scholarship in the areas of child & family law and policy.
This publication describes the services and supports that are available to youth with disabilities as they are preparing for adulthood. It is a must-read for anyone working with youth with disabilities who are in state care and provides numerous resources to help them start out on a path to success. Co-authored with Disabilities Rights Florida (formerly the Advocacy Center for Persons With Disabilities).
This Guide for Judges, Lawyers, and Child Advocates provides critical information on immigration issues faced by children who were abused, abandoned, or neglected. Written by Wendi J. Adelson in collaboration with the Immigrant Children’s Legal Services Partnership and the Children and Youth Law Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law. June 2010. Click […]
State and Local Child Abuse Death Review Teams began working in 2000 to learn from the deaths of children. The teams conduct detailed reviews of the facts and circumstances surrounding child abuse and neglect deaths in which a verified report of abuse or neglect was accepted by the Florida Abuse Hotline within the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association (FSFAPA) is a statewide membership group for all foster and adoptive parents in Florida. All foster and adoptive parents in the State of Florida are automatically members of FSFAPA
The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is a non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association dedicated to representation and protection of children in the legal system. The NACC provides training and technical assistance to child advocates and works to improve the child welfare, juvenile justice and private custody systems. NACC membership is comprised primarily of attorneys and judges, although the fields of medicine, social work, mental health, education, and law enforcement are also represented.
The purpose of this paper is to assist local school districts, agencies and those agencies under contract with the Department of Education (DOE), that provide education services to students with disabilities in the implementation of the surrogate parent rule. (January 2004) Technical Assistance Paper on Educational Surrogate Parents
This report quantifies the foster care bias in juvenile detention decisions, and shows that a relatively simple intervention can eliminate it for juveniles facing low-level offenses and with no prior records. Produced by the Vera Institute of Justice, New York City Administration for Children’s Services. (June 2001)
Remarks, including specific recommendations for systemic improvement made to the Department of Children & Families Task Force for Child Protection which is studying and recommending improvements to Florida’s child welfare system. Delivered on September 20, 2007 by FCF Executive Director Andrea Moore.