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Florida’s annual statewide child protection summit is an important educational forum for professionals, families and others to improve their... Read More

TALLAHASSEE – On August 26, the Tallahassee Area Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (TAFAPA) Heartland House Resource Center for foster and... Read More

TALLAHASSEE - Hurricane Isaac continues to impact portions of Northwest Florida. Residents should heed all instructions from local officials and... Read More

DCF Northwest Region Announces Office Closures in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaac

Make sure your children know your family’s emergency plan, let them help prepare emergency food and supply kit

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to continue to impact Southwest Florida today before continuing into the Gulf of Mexico. Florida’s residents,... Read More

New technology implemented to respond more quickly after hurricanes, other disasters

Donation gives children better chance to succeed in school, supports foster parents

ChildNet, Inc. will replace Child and Family Connections, Inc.

Centennial Bank to be recognized as ‘Partner for Promise’ for contribution to support foster families and children

State, community partners focused on finding permanent homes for teens, sibling groups and children with special needs

After DCF Sent Cease and Desist Order To Facility, Facility Agrees To Close

New survey results show need for better services for youth in foster care and young adults who have aged out

TAMPA – The Department of Children and Families has one of the most robust Food Assistance Programs

Strides made in education, health care, child welfare and more over the past 18 months

Volunteers will help children start a new school year with a bright smile!

Aviation-based Camp for Champions sponsored by AT&T provides a unique, educational summer experience

DCF, USDA collaboration gives benefit clients better access to fresh, healthy, local foods

PANAMA CITY — In the Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection, the role of advocacy will be enhanced to increase the focus on community... Read More

New Camp for Champions Inspires Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Topics will include improvements to the child welfare system, fostering initiative, adoption success, education funding, improvements in early... Read More

About 70 children will participate in athletic, mentoring activities this week

"On July 11, the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Lake County Sheriff's Office launched a joint investigation in response to... Read More

Two new organizations will begin administering hundreds of local contracts for substance abuse and mental health services

Lake Co. - The Florida Department of Children and Families is actively investigating allegations of sexual abuse pertaining to a former employee... Read More


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