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“Each One Reach One” rally launches new initiative to recruit, retain quality homes for local children in foster care

Adoption advocates also received awards during National Adoption Month event

Newly reformed group helps plan, coordinate services for Florida's veterans

Eleven children will officially become part of seven new permanent families during ceremony

“Each One Reach One” pep rally will launch new initiative to recruit, retain local foster homes for abused and neglected children

Infants up to age 5 can be screened for development, behavior, language, vision and hearing

Partnership aims to promote well-being, good health and provide fresh, nutritious food to families and individuals in need

Local teams improve services to children served by multiple agencies

State, partners highlight children available for adoption through "30 Days of Amazing Children: Explore Adoption!" campaign

The USDA, DCF and community partners will share best practices to enhance service to Central Florida citizens

New volunteer advocate role added to combat human trafficking across the state

17 children will be adopted into their forever family on Nov. 1

The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet will hold its regular meeting

Department of Children and Families gives tips for trick-or-treaters

Community leaders will share best practices, train volunteers, enhance programs for at-risk families and children

Infants up to age 5 can be screened for development, behavior, language, vision and hearing

Through an exciting new partnership with Connecticut School of Broadcasting (CSB), 15 of Florida’s foster youth, ages 16 to 23 in care with... Read More

DCF, DJJ host “Our Children, Our Future: Restoring Hope”

New PREVENT Obesity campaign will train child care providers across the state

Child Protection Officials Respond to Tragic Trend by Helping Child Survivors

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Legislation also increases criminal penalties and fines for those who knowingly fail to report child abuse

Leaders, advocates, students and others gather at FSU, online to spread awareness

Leaders, advocates, students and others gather to learn how to combat trafficking, help victims

DCF wants to ensure that all EBT clients have new ACCESS card


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