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.
Florida ranks third in the U.S. for human trafficking prevalence. Children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, especially children connected to the child welfare system. In the U.S., 60 percent of domestic child trafficking victims come from foster care and group homes. Learn more about Florida-specific statistics in the following infographic.
The Institute is collaborating with its affiliates, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and other stakeholders to help better identify and work with survivors. Follow our social media pages for resources posted throughout the month. If you suspect a child is a victim, please call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.
American Association of Behavioral & Social Sciences Conference
February 24-25, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Families and Fathers National Conference
February 24-27, Los Angeles, CA
Zero Abuse Project Summit
February 27-28, Orlando, FL
16th Annual Childhood Grief & Traumatic Loss Conference
March 19, Los Angeles, CA
Child Welfare League of America 100th Anniversary Conference
March 25-29, Washington, DC
38th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect
March 29-April 1, Denver, CO
17th Hawai`i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan
April 14-17, Honolulu, HI
American Adoption Congress 41st International Conference
April 15-18, San Diego, CA