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Foster Care Licensing Agencies

Safe Children Coalition

One More Child

Covenant Kids Manor

Camelot Community Care

A Door of Hope

Becket Family Services

We Care Family Connections

DCF Foster Information Center

Adoption & Post Adoption Resources 

Safe Children Coalition Adoption Information

The Heart Gallery of Sarasota County

Family Match

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Non Clinical Post Adoption Services (by DCF Region)

Chosen Families

Helpful Information for Parents

Local Resources & Supports

Bridge a Life

The Twig

Foster The Family Florida

Family Initiative

The Florida Center for Early Childhood

All Star Children's Foundation

Family Safety Alliance

Isaiah 117 House Sarasota/Manatee

Important Links & Documents

2020 Legislative Updates regarding Child Welfare

Legislative Resources

Bridge a Life

Early Learning Coalition- Manatee

ELC Family Portal

Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program

Foster Parent Links

Florida State Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

How to Speak Child Welfare (AKA Acronyms gone WILD!)

Heart Galleries (Adoption)

ICPC State Pages

Manatee County Schools Registration Form

Manatee County Schools Free & Reduced Lunch

The Twig Warehouse

2018 Florida Statutes regarding Child Welfare

Important Forms and Documents for Foster Parents

Safe Children Coalition's Tips of the Week

Caregiver Input Form for Judicial Reviews

CLS Case Distribution and Paralegal Assignments as of 2.1.2020

DCF Memo on Cost of Living Adjustment

DCF Memo on Child Restraint Seat Use for Transporting Children

Florida Statutes Chapter 39

Safe Children Coalition Documents

Safe Children Coalition Leaders

SCC Case Management & Adoptions Directory as of 6.9.20

LSF Manatee Case Management  Directory as of  06.01.20

Circuit 12 GAL Organizational Chart as of 3.22.19

Child Protection Summit Circuit 12 Presentation

Online Foster & Adoptive Parent Training Links

Quality Parenting Initiative Florida- Just In Time Training

National Children's Advocacy Center

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Creating A Family

Jockey Being Family: Parent & Family Resources

Center for Adoptive Support & Education



Documents from Monthly Training Sessions

December 2023- Step Up For Students Scholarship Programs

Meeting Agenda

MCFAPA Presentation

Training Presentation from Step Up for Students

Meeting Minutes

November 2023- ALSO Youth

October 2023- Legislative Update

September 2023- Tangible Foster Parent Supports

August 2023- Families Connect

July 2023- Executive Functioning

May 2023- Ethnic Haircare

April 2023- Sensory Processing

March 2023- Family Initiative

February 2023- Parents For Parents

January 2023- Managing Behaviors

December 2022- Adoptive Family Resources

November 2022- Training on Foster Home Child Protective Investigations

October 2022- Legislative Updates

August 2022- The Florida Center: Intro to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

July 2022- The Benefits of Music Therapy


April 2022- Children's Mental Health Matters


April 2021- Raising Children in our Diverse World


February 2021- Successfully Working with Birth Families

Presentation from Sunshine Health

July 2020- Child-Centered Transitions


May 2020- Grief and Loss in Foster Care


April 2020- Anxiety and Depression in Children & Adolescents

May 2019- Who's Who Panel Discussion Handouts

Kinship Brochure

CPI Caregiver Brochure

Family Impact Training Flyer

Family Initiative Brochure

April 2019- FND Manasota Training

Parenting Matters Brochure

Chosen Families

Foster Parent Task Force

March 2019 Foster Parent Task Force Notes

August 2019 Foster Parent Task Force Notes

September 2019 Foster Parent Task Force Agenda 

February 2020 Foster Parent Task Force Notes

June 2020 Foster Parent Task Force Notes

July 2020 Foster Parent Task Force Agenda

COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Information

Sunshine Health Telehealth Providers

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