• Podcast Season 2

    FICW Podcast Season 2

    Listen to all five episodes! Episodes premiere every other Wednesday, starting January 13.

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  • Annual Report

    The 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Annual Report is Available

    Learn about our research, evaluation, and training accomplishments.

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  • 2020 Year In Review Video

    2020: The Year In Review

    Watch FICW Director, Dr. Jessica Pryce, discuss the Institute's successes during 2020.

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Florida Institute for Child Welfare

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare seeks to promote safety, permanency, and well-being among the children and families of Florida that are involved with the child welfare system.

Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, an advocacy group for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their families. Historically, bullying has been considered as “a childhood rite of passage” that “made kids tougher,” but the reality remains that bullying can leave devastating and often long-term effects, such as a loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, and depression for those involved. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines bullying as: “...any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.” The purpose of National Bullying Prevention Month is to transform a society that accepts bullying into one that recognizes that bullying must—and can— be addressed through education and support.

Click here for this month's infographic from the Institute, higlighting numerous affiliates with expertise in child and adolescent mental health. We will be sharing additional evidence-based resources on our social media pages this month, so be sure to follow along!

Bullying Prevention Month

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