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seeks to promote safety, permanency, and well-being among children & families within the child welfare system.

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Current Legislative Priorities

The Institute offers practice and policy recommendations to improve Florida’s child welfare system, such as technical assistance toward successful implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

GROW Center

Advance certifications and other professional development opportunities are available to support the child welfare workforce in Florida, from classroom to case work to competent leadership.


Case worker turnover rates contribute to delays in placements, permanency for youth in the child welfare system, and rising caseloads.

Working with Families

The Institute regularly conducts evaluations of services through partnerships with stakeholders to support families navigating the child welfare and court systems through its evaluations.

Youth In Care

Youth in the system are very high risk of experiencing adverse outcomes, including teen pregnancy and early parenting.

Resource Library

The Institute regularly publishes research materials including reports, article summaries, newsletters, interviews, presentations, and other media.

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare
Podcast Series

Season 6 of our child welfare podcast includes researchers, practitioners, and youth and adults with lived experience from across Florida's child welfare system. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Magruder, our guests discuss the ethics, challenges, and impact of incorporating lived experience in child welfare research.

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