Forging Partnerships: Understanding Child Protective Services. Developed and Delivered by Karen Agrait. Training Objectives . Identify behavioral indicators of a traumatized child. Learn the process of a child abuse investigation and insight in to the decision making process.
Developed and Delivered by Karen Agrait
Community Based Care
Lead Agency in Orange/Osceola
Contracts with Providers
Oversees Protective Services
Implements Prevention Programs
Building Bridges, CWLA, 2006
“Life, love, and laughter -- what priceless gifts to give our children.”
Situations (stressors) that may place the child in dangerous conditions.
In the future
Purpose is to reduce or resolve the problems that lead to risk
Assess over a period of time
Conditions that threaten child’s general well-being
Evaluates family situations that may need to be treated
The discipline of those of us who seek to enhance the lives of others is one of the most exacting forms of self-mastery. It starts with self-awareness so that our needs and wants do not blind us to the nature of the materials with which we work. From self-awareness must follow self-control and self-criticism, a continual stepping back from the canvas, so to speak, to re-achieve objectivity and perspective. It requires further a continually rewilled effort to understand—which means to get into or “under”– the often obdurate and difficult materials with which we work….
“Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi
“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!”Will Rogers
Foster youth quote from the the success of services and safety of childrenConditions of Children in or at Risk of Foster Care in Illinois, Children and Family Research Center at the School of Social Work , University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
“If children’s advocates and policymakers don’t know what to do for children, I do: provide them with connectedness, continuity, dignity and opportunity. These four powerful factors can nurture children and youth by giving them meaningful and caring relationships with adults, a positive legacy, respect and the possibility for a life filled with potential.”
Write down one thing you could do in your
work life and in your personal life that would
make a tremendous difference if you did it on a
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a
series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh
The Department of Children and Families
Online Sunshine (Florida Statutes)
Child Welfare League of America
Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child