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2019 FloridaFAPA Annual Education Conference

Jun 21 - Jun 23

We’re headed back to Daytona Beach.  The Hilton Oceanside has been completely updated since our last visit in 2012.

Register Online to Attend

We are now accepting conference attendee registrations.  Click here to apply online (or to download a paper form).

Draft of Schedule Released

Friday, June 21
Adult Registration 10:30 – 5:00
NexGen (10-18) Registration 12:30 – 1:30
NexGen (10-18) One Voice Impact 1:30 – 4:30
Training 1:30 – 3:00
Snack 3:00 – 3:30
Opening Session/Keynote 3:30 – 4:30
NexGen (10-18) Pickup 5:00
Meet & Greet 7:30-9:00 PM
Saturday, June 22
Adult Registration 8:00 – 12:00
NexGen (10-18) Registration/Checkin 8:30-9:00
NexGen (10-18) One Voice Impact/Urban Surf 9:00 – 5:00
Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00
Training 9:15 – 10:45
Training 11:00 – 12:30
Lunch/Keynote/Awards 12:45 – 2:15
Training 2:30 – 4:00
Training — President’s Council Meeting 4:15 – 4:45
NexGen (10-18) Pickup 5:00
QPI Meeting 7:30-8:30 PM
Sunday, June 23
Breakfast (Everyone) – Keynote 8:30 – 10:30

Awards Nominations

The 2019 FloridaFAPA Awards Nominations must be received by May 8, 2019. Below are the awards and their criteria:

  • Caring Hearts Award – to honor a licensed foster familyfor quality service to children, exemplary partnership with the system of care and dedication to children and their families, who are involved in the foster care system.
  • Forever Hearts/Dee Wilson Award– to honor an adoptive familythat represents the very best in Florida by providing permanency and a loving family to children in care, with specific attention to special needs, siblings, maintaining connections, and supporting and mentoring other adoptive families.
  • Kinship Caregiver Award – to honor a kinship caregiverfor quality care given to children of family who have found themselves in need of a stable loving environment.  Note: this may include non-blood related “kin”.
  • Partner in Caring Award – to honor a worker or partner(case manager, licensing/placement, Independent Living, GAL) who embodies partnership and collaboration with foster parents and the families served.
  • Rising Star Award– to honor a youthfor progress and positive gains, goal setting and accomplishments either academically, socially, mentoring other youth, and personal achievements
  • Leadership through Example Award – to honor a CBCfor demonstrating their commitment to children, families and foster parents through positive actions intended to strengthen partnerships and create a culture of caring through the system of care.

Please provide information about EACH of the following 6 items:

  1. Award Category
  2. Name and Address of nominee(s)
  3. Agency and Address of CBC and/or Licensing Agency
  4. Name of person submitting this nomination and best way to contact (phone/email)
  5. A description (qualities, actions, characteristics, behaviors) of how your nominee meets the criteria for the selected award
  6. Will your agency cover travel expenses for your nominee to receive this award at the FloridaFAPA Conference in Daytona Beach 6/21-23?

(For a word document with this information click here)

Submit to Gay Frizzell, Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Advisor at: gfrizzell@qpiylc.org

Hotel Reservations

Please call 305-213-6627 or email:  petkovij@me.com for further information



FloridaFAPA is pleased to announce the call for Workshop Proposals.  The Annual conference will host over 300 foster, adoptive, kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals. Do you have expertise to share?  We are looking for sessions that emphasize trauma informed care, adoption process, human trafficking, understanding the court system, importance of GAL, early childhood courts, empowering youth, recruitment and more!   Click here to apply.


Show off your business in front of more than 300 families and professionals active within the child welfare system for 3 days.  You can provide hands-on experience and meet new customers while supporting FloridaFAPA.  Click here to apply.


There are multiple levels of sponsorships available if you or your company want to support FloridaFAPA or even just to provide a scholarship for a foster or adoptive family to attend the conference.  Click here to see the sponsorship packet.

QPI Meeting at Conference!

June 22  7– 8 pm; Topics to be discussed: Kinship Care, GAP,  Level 1 Licensing. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Phyllis Stevens, Kinship Caregiver & QPI National Advocate and Courtney Smith, DCF Permanency & Well Being Manager  Click here for the QPI meeting flyer.


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Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort
100 North Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 United States
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