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The Florida Institute for Child Welfare supports the development of and access to essential resources for relevant and high-quality child welfare research. To this extent, the Institute offers resources in research via journal articles summaries on a variety of topics, legislation by emphasizing Florida statutes relevant to child welfare, organizational contacts by linking the community to our stakeholders, and additional resources for the child welfare community and stakeholders.

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California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare's mission is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system.

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare offers research-based tools and information on informing public policy, including a policy blog, policy briefs, and bill tracking.

The Children's Bureau focuses on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care.

Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Florida's Center for Child Welfare offers information and training resources for child welfare professionals.

The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to systematically review research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.

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AdoptUSKids offers an array of services to both families and child welfare professionals, from tips and resources to an extensive database of children in U.S. foster care available for adoption and families who are home studied and approved to adopt them.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute has offered a congressional internship for foster youth and alumni since 2003, and they raise public awareness through their Angels in Adoption program. Their website also provides resources for becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

Florida's Quality Parenting Initiative is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed—all from the comfort of your home or office.

The Voice for Adoption is recognized as a national leader in special needs adoption as well as advocacy and policy for children who are waiting to be adopted and the families who adopt youth from foster care.

Education, Policy and Prevention Education, Policy, and Prevention

Casey Family Programs offers research reports, case studies, and policy tools on preventing abuse and neglect and strengthening families.

The Center on the Developing Child is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice. The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers.

The Chronicle of Social Change is an independent, nonpartisan daily news publication dedicated to covering the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and educational issues faced by vulnerable children and families.

The Council on Social Work Education is the national association representing social work education in the United States. CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice.

The Florida Certification Board designs, develops and manages programs for over 30 health and human services professions and certifies more than 20,000 professionals statewide, including those in the child welfare, mental health, addiction and health fields, by ensuring that they meet education, training, experience and testing criteria.

The Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) conducts policy research on the performance of state programs and provides information and recommendations to the Legislature.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.

The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Resource Center provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Sunshine Health is a Florida Medicaid health plan and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Sunshine Health has a commitment to improving the health of the community one individual at a time.

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