• March/April 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 2

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Two Florida websites Provide Leadership on Solving Problems of Children and Families

Floridians and child welfare staff from other States can access the TEAM Florida Partnership website as a gateway to information and resources for children and families. Supervised visitation providers can also network through the Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation.

The TEAM Florida Partnership consists of representatives from child serving agencies, organizations and programs, advocates, consumers, legislative staff, Governor's staff and community facilitators. It serves as a State level planning, technical assistance, and policy support workgroup.

The website has a calendar of local and national events, many annotated resource links, and a directory of directories. It includes an online Initiatives Mapping Database for users to find information on publicly funded programs. Names, keywords, lead entity, and geographic location can be searched. The site also has a link to Florida Starting Points, an initiative to coordinate public and private efforts to meet the needs of children, ages 0 to 3.

Access the TEAM Florida Partnership website at: http://www.teamfla.org.

Like the Partnership site, the Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation, based at Florida State University's School of Social Work, is funded by the State of Florida. Its website contains a message board, chat room, directory of supervised visitation providers, law enforcement guide, and other publications. Links to other supervised visitation sites are also included.

In addition these online resources, the Clearinghouse provides a competency-based training manual for supervised visitation providers, two newsletters, video for parents, and technical assistance to existing and emerging programs.

Log on to http://familyvio.ssw.fsu.edu, then click on the Clearinghouse logo. You can access the site after registering for a password, which you will receive via email.

Contact Information:
Karen Oehme, J.D.
Project Director
Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation
Institute for Family Violence Studies
School of Social Work
Florida State University
C3405 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570
Phone: 850-644-6303
Email: fsuvisit@aol.com

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