Toolkits

I'm Pregnant, Now What?

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Topics include: Insurance; Staying healthy; Prenatal care; Resources.

 

About to have my Baby

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Topics include: Birth plan; Before you go to the hospital; At the hospital; Home from the hospital; Resources.

 

You are a Father - Part 1

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Topics include: Co-parenting; Your legal rights; Custody; Adoption; Resources.

 

You are a Father - Part 2

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Topics include: Keeping healthy; Safe planning and safe sleep; Bonding and attachment; Resources.

 

Getting Ready to be a Parent

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Topics include: School and work; Preparing for baby's arrival; Resources.

 

Keeping Healthy: New Moms and New Babies

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Topics include: Keeping healthy; Safe planning and safe sleep; Bonding and attachment; Co-parenting.

 

Effective Strategies to Recruit and Retain Foster Homes for Teens: A Readiness Toolkit

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Finding foster homes for teens can be a challenge as there is the perception that this age group presents with a unique subset of issues that are difficult to address and overcome (e.g., behavioral/mental health issues and juvenile delinquency). In Florida, there are no universal policies, standards, or recommended best practices in place regarding the recruitment of foster homes for teens. The Department of Children and Families requested that the Institute develop a tool to assist frontline recruiters in effectively recruiting and retaining appropriate foster families for this population.

 

Overview of Policies and Considerations for Child Welfare Professionals serving Transitioning Youth and Young Adults who are Pregnant

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PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding pregnant foster youth or youth who transitioned out of foster care (former foster youth). Case managers should use this toolkit as they support their foster or former foster youth who are pregnant.

 

Overview of Policies and Considerations for Case Managers Working with Foster Youth who are Parenting

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PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the current policies and guidelines in Florida regarding foster youth or youth who are transitioning out of foster care (former foster youth) who are parenting. Case managers should use this toolkit as they support their youth who are parenting.

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