Florida's Children First

The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model(TM) : Essential Elements and Implementation Guidance

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,  

Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Services for Children Served by Multiple Agencies

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 […]

For the Welfare of Children: Lessons Learned from Class Action Litigation

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.

When a Parent Is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers

This publication provides information for public child welfare agencies and social workers when working with incarcerated parents and their children.

Rights and Resources Guide:

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

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

Dependency Court: Ethical Considerations. CLE presentation

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

Center on Children and Families: University of Florida Levin College of Law

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.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in Florida

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 […]

Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association

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

Adoption and Safe Families Act


Technical Assistance Paper on Educational Surrogate Parents

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


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