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The Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2024 Florida Children and Families Summit. Each year, the Summit offers a great opportunity for stakeholders to come together, share best practices, and make key connections to ensure the best outcomes for our state’s children and families.

Since its inception in 1997, the Summit has grown and evolved in lock step with Floridians’ needs, and it is well known amongst Florida’s child welfare professionals as a premier training event. The Department is proud to continue offering the robust child welfare workshops participants expect and appreciate, along with a greater focus on behavioral health. Substance abuse and mental health disorders significantly impact families’ ability to thrive, which is why the behavioral health footprint in Florida’s system of care has been continually expanded.

The Department has been diligent in creating a well-rounded agenda, complete with a wide variety of workshop choices and inspiring keynote speakers, designed to provide value to all participants.

DATE: Wednesday, September 4, 2024 – Friday, September 6, 2024

LOCATION: JW Marriott, Grand Lakes 
                     4040 Central Florida Parkway
                     Orlando, Florida 32837

CONTACT: AK Consulting Group
                    (850) 523-4200

DCF is committed to providing accessible services and facilities to all 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. Reasonable accommodation may be requested by qualified people with a disability.  If you wish to request an accommodation, please email Amy Karimipour, Conference Manager. Please make such a request by August 2, 2024, if 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.