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Thursday, January 14, 2021

15th Annual Regional Child Welfare Conference (Thu. 14 Jan, 2021 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The Miami-Dade CBC Alliance hosts a Regional Conference for Child Welfare -to engage and inform our community partners as well as professionals through workshops and trainings. The mission of the Miami-Dade CBC Alliance is to engage the community in advocating for a family-centered, culturally competent and outcomes-driven system of care that enhances the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families.

This year we have the pleasure of honoring the 11th Judicial Circuit Dependency Court Judge of the year, Judge Jason Dimitris.

The Regional Conference will be provided virtually. All virtual information will be provided once registration is completed. CEUs and CLEs available upon completion REGISTER

Dialogue with Experts: Collaborating to Support Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders During the Current Public Health Crisis (Thu. 14 Jan, 2021 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

The first dialogue will focus on meeting the needs of families, the service workers that support them and the collaboratives that hold it all together during the current public health crisis. Join this opportunity to learn about ways communities and agencies are adjusting their practices and services to improve outcomes for families affected by substance use disorders and involvement in child welfare. Some of the crucial discussion topics will include:

• Maintaining family contact (visitation/family time)
• Therapeutic and treatment interventions for parents, including evidence-based practices
• Safety assessment, drug testing, case plan progress and permanency/reunification planning
• The importance of providing new types of support services
• Providing emergency services to families in need
• New platforms and strategies used to support families, staff, and collaborative partners
• Changes made during the public health crisis that are improvements over previous systems and how providers hope to sustain those changes

NCSACW Facilitators: Claudia Alvarez-Valber, MSW and Katie Ryan, MPAff

Please send your questions or specific areas of interest ahead of time within the event registration.


Keeping Kids Safe: Ask the Experts (Thu. 14 Jan, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Many children and families are experiencing isolation and stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep children safe from sexual abuse during this time, it’s important for adults to talk with each other, and with their children, about personal boundaries and consent. Jenny Coleman with Stop It Now! will share strategies for helping adults overcome the barriers to these difficult conversations.

Participants will:

Understand the importance of boundaries and consent, particularly as related to isolation due to COVID-19.
Learn strategies to encourage parents and caregivers to talk with their children and other adults about boundaries and consent in various situations.
Learn about the resources of Stop It Now! and how to incorporate these into their work with children and families.CLICK HERE

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