Florida Youth SHINE works to educate people around the state by sharing their stories and experiences. Want to request a training in your area?


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For more information on trainings or to discuss a training please contact Geori Berman at


Some example presentations include: 

Our Voices, Our Stories- A digital storytelling workshop Discussing issues in foster care

We Are Family - Even If I don't Have All My Brothers & Sisters With Me!

The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly How Group Home Living Impacts Child Safety, Well-Being and Normalcy.

It's the Little things that Matter- Important relationships in youth's lives

It's Complicated but Please Try to Understand Our Relationships With our Biological Parents 

So, You Came To Take Us Away: Now What?How does it feel to be removed from your parents and your home? 

From Babysitting to Parenting:  How to Recruit and Train the Next Generation of Foster Parents.

Behind Closed Doors: What Youth Hope You Will Do to Find Out What is Really Happening in Placements.

Call for Help – Not 911

It’s Our Case.  Why Shouldn’t We Be There? Understanding the youth’s point of view for having children participate in their dependency court proceedings.

Kids Can’t Have Too Many People Who Love Them

Effective Legislative Advocacy Strategies

Youth Advocacy Workshops- A fun and interactive advocacy workshop that will inspire a new generation of youth advocates. This workshop is presented by youth for youth. Youth will learn how to turn their passions into action and how to make a difference


And many many more!!!