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Three camps in Northwest Florida round out schedule that allowed more than 1,000 children in foster care to go to summer camp

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Department of Children and Families today unveiled a new logo designed to stress the importance of community and family... Read More

Pittsburgh Steelers, Rhodes Scholar and former FSU Star Myron Rolle Invites 65 Local Foster Youth to his Wellness and Leadership Academy

Florida residents can also receive assistance through National Disaster Distress Helpline

ORLANDO, FLA. – As temperatures swell in Central Florida and across the state, the Department of Children and Families along with the Florida... Read More

ORLANDO, FLA. – The Nation's Independence Day is a time honored tradition celebrated by magnificent displays of fireworks throughout the United... Read More

Our society believes deeply in the value of family. Unfortunately, some children are unable to live with their birth families because of abuse,... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida once again was named as one of the best states in the nation for accuracy in processing food assistance for those in... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida's high-performing child welfare system is among the top five best in the country for children, according to the 2012... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Tropical Storm Debby is dumping heavy rains all across the state this week, as another hurricane season makes landfall in... Read More

On Saturday, June 30, Miami Dolphins Cornerback Nolan Carroll, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child and Family Connections, Inc... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Paxton Zancker was 13 years old when she was removed from her home and placed in foster care. She admits there were a few... Read More

NAPLES, FLA. – Southwest Florida's World Refugee Day celebration is slated for June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of... Read More

There Are 15 Million Refugees Worldwide; Only 1 Percent Get Resettled, Many Are Unable To Return Home
Twenty People To Become U.S. Citizens... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – On July 19, the DCF Office of Inspector General will undergo a rigorous on-site inspection by the Florida Commission for... Read More

State investigated more than 64,000 allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults last year

DCF Regional Director Mike Carroll to Discuss Available Services, Gaps

KISSIMMEE - The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Dental Association have reinforced their partnership in an effort to... Read More

About 100 children die each year in Florida from preventable, accidental drownings

Editorial Submission by DCF Secretary David Wilkins

NORTHWEST FLORIDA - The Department of Children and Families is helping to raise awareness about adult abuse and neglect in recognition of World... Read More

TAMPA, FLORIDA - World Refugee Day celebration is slated for June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson High School in Tampa. This year's theme... Read More

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

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