Jaye Abbate or Lia Paul 
Florida's Children First 


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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Miami-Dade Children's Courthouse 
155 NW 3rd Street
5th Floor, Training Room A
Miami, FL 33128

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Join us for our Miami-Dade Advocates for Children Awards: 

 Participants are invited to join us that evening for Florida’s Children First’s 6:00 pm Reception honoring children’s advocates to be held at the American Airlines Arena - 601 Lounge (Gate 6). Suggested contribution $150. Minimum contribution for state and public interest employees, $50.

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CLE Credits:  3.0 General

Certification Credits: 3.0 Juvenile Law

Children in Florida’s child welfare (foster care) system have a myriad of legal rights that affect every aspect of their lives.  All too often the children who are supposed to benefit from those rights have no idea that they exist, and therefore no ability to advocate for their own needs.  Likewise, the adults who assist youth in care seldom understand the full panoply of children’s rights.

Understanding their rights is a top priority for youth in care as determined by Florida Youth SHINE, an organization of current and former foster youth.  This session will review the basic rights, the sources of those rights, and how to find them.

The session will include a discussion by youth about why it is important for them to understand their rights and how they became empowered to assert their rights.  They will share the tools they use to help their peers understand their legal rights.


Florida’s Children First, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) under the Internal Revenue Code and your gift is fully tax deductible within the limits of the law. Please consult your tax advisor. “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”