CFC Participating in Pathway to Independence Summit


Child and Family Connections has been actively participating in the Department of Children & Families’ 2011 Pathway to Independence three day Summit in Orlando

Thursday and Friday morning CFC’s Chief Operations Officer, Toby Pina, led a lively discussion group of CFC Providers and related child welfare agencies on Needs versus Services for children in dependency in Palm Beach County.

Discussion focused on how we can work better with families who have children in the child welfare system so they can get their needs met in the best way.

Safety for the child/ren is the most important facet in helping families identify why there is a situation in the family (i.e. substance or domestic abuse, child neglect, or even that there is poor or inadequate housing for the family environment). 

Representatives from child placement agencies, provider network agencies such as Place of Hope, Children’s Home Society of Florida, the judicial and other legal representatives, foster parents, dependency case managers and others are gathering. 

Friday’s discussion addresses gaps in services that the group is trying to identify and to try to come up with ideas and solutions to improve the system for children and their families to keep the children in our care is a safe environment.