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Centers, Institutes & Initiatives

Florida's Center for Child Welfare Practice

Florida's Center for Child Welfare Practice works in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families to provide in-service training for re-certification of child welfare professionals and foster parents.

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities/University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (FCIC/UCEDD)

FCIC/UCEDD provides both pre-service and in-service training programs for professionals and community members who provide supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

FCIC programs include:


Florida KIDS COUNT is part of the nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT network to track the status of children in the U.S.

National Research and Evaluation Center (NREC) HIPPY-USA at USF

NREC HIPPY-USA at USF works to advance the evidence base for HIPPY and support the research and evaluation efforts of HIPPY programs across the United States.

CFS Resources and Special Initiatives