2021 Florida FAPA Winter Conference: Enhancing Level II Foster Homes

Paul Vernon - Treasurer, Florida FAPA | Courtney M. Smith MSW - Adoption and Permanency Manager, Office of Child Welfare, Florida Department of Children and Families

February 06, 2021

Training Description

Courtney Smith with the Office of Child Welfare provides an overview of the Federal Family First Prevention and Services Act that is guiding the DCF to create new programs and initiatives to move Florida’s Child Welfare system from a crisis oriented agency to a prevention agency. She describes how the new focus also provides enhanced services and supports to all caregivers of children in out of home care. She explains plans for specialized foster parent training, recruitment incentives and wrap-around supports.