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Foster Family Symposium

(Ft. Myers)-The Children's Network of Southwest Florida is hosting its first ever Foster Family Symposium on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Hodges University in Ft. Myers. This symposium will offer almost 100 foster parents the opportunity to receive education and training on topics related specifically to the abused and neglected children they care for.

Walk and Run for Love to raise awareness about child adoptions in Brevard

MELBOURNE, FL – November 6, 2012 – In an effort to raise awareness of the many children in Brevard County available for adoption and in recognition of National Adoption Month, Brevard Family Partnership, in partnership with the Church at Viera, will host its seventh annual "Walk for Love" and inaugural Run for Love 5K, managed by the Running Zone, on Saturday, November 17. The run starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by the walk which begins at 9:00 a.m.

ChildNet Champions Inaugural Rock Hunt

image of people laughing, having funA "fun-raiser" to benefit children in the foster system. Bring a team of 10 friends to compete in a one-of-a-kind photo scavenger hunt.

Explore the bars, restaurants and retail stores of Seminole Paradise searching for unique items and enjoy a rock star experience.

Open to the public, 21 and older. Team prizes will be awarded. Entry fee: $25/person for teams of 10.

Adoption Finalization Ceremony and Reception at Leon County Courthouse

November 14 at 2 p.m. - Finalization Ceremony and Reception at Leon County Courthouse (Judge Karen Gievers presiding; Suzanne confirmed to read names of children available for adoption with local adoption contact, Kathy Donofro of Big Bend CBC.

Reception immediately following in the South Rotunda

Contact Person: Dorenda Slaton (850) 488-0506

Preventing Suicide Workshop

This is a two-day workshop with colleague Katherine J. Lazear, Oct. 30 and 31, on “Youth Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach.”

Throughout large and small group discussions, conference participants will be presented with the latest research-based information, engage in experiential exercises and be part of sharing ideas.

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