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Florida's Center for Child Welfare

Centers & Initiatives

Funding Source:

Florida Department of Children and Families

Overview

The Center for Child Welfare was established to provide information, collaboration, and program support to Florida’s professional child welfare stakeholders. It is funded through a contract with Florida’s Department of Children and Families. The Center functions under the guidance of a public/private statewide Steering Committee of public/ private stakeholders. Services include a fully searchable on-line knowledge library categorized by program area, a comprehensive credentialed video training component for professionals, statewide and local live web events hosted and supported by staff, responding and posting of Frequently Asked Questions submitted by professionals,and a collaboration component that serves as an interactive on-line information-sharing portal where peers and experts can interact with each other and develop on-line learning.

Goals

Long-term Impact

Improve child welfare service operations in Florida through the identification, expansion, and transfer of expert knowledge and best practices in child welfare case practice, direct services, management, finance, policy, and organizational development to child welfare and child protection stakeholders throughout Florida.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Registered users – 6,414 (Florida’s child welfare and related professionals) of The Center’s web portal to date.
  • Unique users – Average monthly total of daily unduplicated users for FY14 is 48,745, a 5.8% increase from FY13.
  • Hits – Average monthly total hits in FY13-14 are 1,113,000.
  • Multimedia:
    • Training videos with 2,365 in-service hours are available online.
    • Over 200 other multimedia resources.

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