June 05, 2021
Reflecting the evolving best practices in child welfare, last year the Florida Legislature enacted new legislation that promotes engagement and partnership among all stakeholders, including birth families, caregivers, and youth. This session will highlight Florida law, including the new F.S. 409.1415, that prioritizes relationships to support children in care. The session will feature a panel of lived experience experts, including caregivers, birth parents, youth, and their agency partners, who will breathe life into the new law by sharing their reflections about the impact of these relationships. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.