Welcome from DCF Secretary Mike Carroll

The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2017 Child Protection Summit. This year marks the Summit’s 20th year anniversary. Originally known as the Dependency Court Improvement Summit, over the past 20 years, the annual training conference has continued to emphasize the importance of bringing together child welfare professionals and related partners to share and exchange best practices while enhancing collaborations across professions. The Summit offers an extraordinary program of current and relevant training topics to further advance the knowledge base of child welfare staff in many critical areas of importance. As the largest child welfare event in Florida, the Department anticipates the 2017 Child Protection Summit will be attended by more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners, including: attorneys, case managers, child advocates, child protective investigators and supervisors, Child Protection Team staff, child welfare trainers, court staff, DCF staff, relative and non-relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, Guardians ad Litem, judges, law enforcement, juvenile justice professionals, educators, service providers, and youth.

Location & Dates

  • When

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Where

  • JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando
    4040 Central Florida Parkway
    Orlando, Florida 32837

Americans with Disabilities

DCF is committed to providing accessible services and facilities to all of our customers, visitors and staff. This commitment is consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments, and other federal Civil Rights laws that protect qualified persons with disabilities from unlawful discrimination.  A reasonable accommodation may be requested by qualified persons with a disability.  If you wish to request an accommodation, then please contact Annette Kariko, Conference Manager, at annette@akconsultinggroup.org. Please make such a request by August 4, 2017 if the accommodation is needed.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Free Interpreter Services 
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or limited English proficient, you are entitled to interpreter services at no cost to you.

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