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Professional Development | Continuing Education

Complete your IN-SERVICE Continuing Education credits online at your own pace and time.
Option to earn college credits credits transferable at over 2,000 colleges and universities.

Courses meet the Florida Department of Children’s IN-SERVICE TRAINING requirement.

Florida Department of Children and Family

Courses meet the Florida Department of Children’s IN-SERVICE TRAINING requirement.

Florida Department of Children and Family
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ADRA is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training(IACET), recognized by the Florida Department of Children and Family.

Florida Department of Family And Children (DCF) approved Parenting Course Provider

Annual In-Service Training Requirement July 1 – June 30

Upon completion of introductory training requirements, child care personnel must complete a minimum of 10 hours or 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) of in-service training during the state’s fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  DCF/IACET CEU Credits Rules

Note: College courses concentrating on children ages birth through twelve will be accepted. Documentation of the in-service training must be recorded on the CF-FSP Form 5268 and included in the child care facilities’ personnel records.

Courses accepted for recertification by Florida Department of Children and Family (DCF)

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Annual In-service Training CEU Courses

Hot Topics in Family Law mediation: Adolescents and Divorce (1CME)

"Adolescents and Divorce" can help mediators better understand how the divorce process impacts children in this particular stage of life. If marriage represents an integration of individuals into a single pair - divorce involves a return to a separate identity for each of the parents. It also represents a major impact on the identity of the adolescent caught in the middle.

Secondary School Literacy Instruction

Secondary School Literacy Instruction offers secondary teachers an understanding of language and the literacy process as it applies to teaching in secondary schools. The course emphasizes reading and writing in content areas and instructional strategies to support students’ literacy development.

Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box

Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box, will provide you with informative tools and practical strategies that will help shape a creative workplace. Creativity plays a big role in building a positive work environment, one in which employees will feel confident in expressing their ideas. Be mindful that there is creativity in all of us. When this creativity emerges, powerful opportunities and advancements will happen

Child and Adolescent Development in Your Classroom, Chronological Approach

This course examines the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics and development of K-12 learners. Course content focuses on factors affecting the individual learner including culture, gender, and socioeconomic status. The course includes a discussion of learning and its implications for instruction in a variety of settings.

The Well-being of Young Children (.1 CEU)

Health is a state of physical, social, economic, emotional, cultural, and spiritual well-being. How might these qualities affect each other and collectively influence a person’s health?

Gaslighting – Manipulative Emotional Abuse (.1CEU)

Gaslighting: Gaslighting is a form of abuse that many people have heard about, but are not quite sure what it is. Learn about the history of this tactic, the toll it takes on its victims, and the profile of the gaslighter. This insidious manipulation is often termed "hidden abuse" as it works from within.

Spiritual Abuse (.1CEU)

Join Dr. SaraHoefler to learn about Kenneth Garrett's first-hand experiences with spiritual abuse along with input from leading mental health professionals.

Long Term Impact of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (.1 CEU)

Long Term Impact of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence: Everyone knows that exposure to domestic violence isn't good for children. Here, you will learn about the findings of seminal and current sources to show the cognitive, social, emotional and biological impacts that exposure to IPV has on children.

Crisis Intervention Strategies

This course provides students a study of the philosophical and theoretical bases of the helping process as it relates to crisis situations. It includes a study of the major concepts and models utilized in intervening in crisis situations.

Continuing Mediation Education Hours (3 Ethics, 1 Diversity)

Scholars describe the stages of mediation conference as a 5, 6, 7, or 8 stage approach. No matter the number of stages of mediation the Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. The National Mediation Board (NRB) lists 6 Stages depicted in 8 training videos in this course.

New EEO Counselor 32 Hour Training

To ensure quality counseling throughout the federal sector, the Commission requires that new EEO Counselors, including contract and collateral-duty EEO Counselors, receive a minimum of thirty-two (32) hours of EEO Counselor training prior to assuming counseling duties.  Management Directive 110 This course fulfills the EEOC requirement for new EEO Counselors. …

Unconscious Bias Awareness

Duration: Self-paced | 2 Clock hours | 2CME | .2 IACET CEU One of the first steps towards "unbiasing" is education. External research shows that awareness of unconscious bias can lead to reversals in biased outcomes, and understanding of the unconscious biases that underlie beliefs may be necessary for changing attitudes.

Teaching Reading in the Elementary School

This course will review research-based teaching strategies, instructional materials as well as methods and assessments for efficacious literacy instruction. Rigorous learning objectives informed instructional decisions, and culturally responsive literacy practices will be highlighted.

Tort Law, Product Liability, and Consumer Law Concepts (2.5 CME)

Tort lawsuits are a frequent occurrence in the American legal arena. Courts often ordered the parties to mediation which includes statutory mediation of some matters prior to trial. Often court systems, in an effort to eliminate some trials, impose mandatory mediation as part of the litigation process. Civil cases mediators …

Family Matters, Wills, Trusts and Estate Concepts (2CME)

Family disputes stem from various issues. The family may voluntarily submit to mediation or are court-ordered. Court-ordered mediation is a mandatory mediation session ordered by a judge or court in a divorce proceeding. Parties who participate in private mediation will have the opportunity to discuss child custody, visitation, support, and …

Contracts and Intellectual Property Law (1CME)

This recorded presentation/ lecture provided fundamentals of Contracts and Intellectual properties. It is appropriate for anyone who serves in the legal office, mediators, Legal Assistants, and Paralegals. Length – 50 Min (1CME for Mediators). Florida Bar members can request CLE credits by submitting the Bar’s request for CLE application.




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