Trainings and Resources


The Florida Guardian ad Litem Office is excited to share our online learning system called “I am for the child Academy!”

To get you started with this training program, we invite you to create an account and explore all it offers.

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The Guardian ad Litem Office provides other training and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on its free online training site, “I am for the Child Academy!” This includes monthly attorney conference calls that provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. This training is conducted by Guardian ad Litem staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Office. Each hour-long presentation is approved for CLE credit (CLE Credit is good for 18 months from the Conference Date). In addition, you will find audio files of these conference calls, practice aids, and materials provided by the presenter. If you are an attorney and would like to receive CLE credit for listening to the audio file, please visit The Florida Bar website and submit the course number provided to receive the CLE credit.

Click here to view a comprehensive listing of all courses offered by the I am for the child Academy.

Creating an account is an easy 3-step process! After going to the designated website, simply follow these three steps:

  1. Go to, https://florida-guardian-ad-litem-program.thinkific.com/
  2. Click “Sign In” on the upper right-hand side of the screen.
  3. Select “Create a new account.”
  4. Fill in the information requested.
  5. Click “Sign up.”

Note: The Guardian ad Litem Office will never ask you for your credit card information. Should you have this issue, please contact academy@gal.fl.gov.


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Chapter 39

Read the updated Chapter 39, Florida Statutes with statutes governing normalcy, quality parenting, independent living, the ICPC Articles and Regulations, paternity, adoption, and excerpts from the Rules of Juvenile Procedure.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.


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