The Importance of Stable Placements for Children

Carol Campbell Edwards, MSW LCSW - Consultant, Quality Parenting Initiative | Traci Leavine - Child Welfare Professional, Florida's Department of Children and Families | Brianna Kobayashi - Case Management Supervisor | Rebecca & Evan Burt - Foster Parents

June 27, 2019

Training Description

The Florida Department of Children and Families Partnership Plan was developed on the foundational principle of QPI: all children need and deserve excellent parenting. An expectation of excellent parenting is to provide a loving, ongoing commitment to children to ensure that children are given the opportunity to develop healthy, stable relationships within a family, and to only consider placement moves of children when necessary for the safety and wellbeing of a child. Join Carol Edwards as she facilitates a discussion with a panel of experts (a case manager, foster parent and a youth) to explore the importance of stable placements for children and explore how unnecessary placement moves are harmful to children. As a participant, you can expect to learn about the following: What considerations and actions need to be taken to make the first placement the best placement? What is needed from agency staff and case managers to support caregivers in their commitment to providing stable placements for children? When is it appropriate to seek a new placement for a child? How do multiple, unnecessary placements cause harm to children? We look forward to you viewing this training as we continue to learn more about how best to work together in ensuring excellent parenting by supporting stable placements for children.