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Florida is one of the 17 eligible states to apply for the grant. SAMHSA will award grants to up to five states in the fall.

Focused parenting provides the foundation from which children grow.

The program operates jointly between DCF, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Take some simple steps to ensure your family’s safety.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and partners are joining together to promote vehicle safety and show the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot vehicles.

Help to be part of the solution

The Florida Department of Children and Families, along with its community partners, have joined together to honor foster families during National Foster Care Month.

This follows Governor Rick Scott signing Executive Order 17-146 on May 3rd.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) will begin a two-day disaster exercise of the Food for Florida program today in Deerfield Beach.

While we honor this day, we celebrate the amazing child welfare professionals all year long.


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