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Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Mike Carroll said World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, held every year on June 15, serves as an important reminder to Floridians that they can help fight elder abuse by taking time to check on the welfare of a senior.

Today, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and community partners are raising awareness about elder abuse and neglect by recognizing Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. Events around the state will help educate participants on how to report and prevent elder abuse.

Employees will wear purple to create awareness about elder abuse

DCF Secretary Mike Carroll will give the welcoming remarks.

June marked the official start of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which lasts through the end of November.

More than 150 Employees to Participate in Drill to Ready Food for Florida Program

How Parents Can Keep Their Children Safe

Summer resources and information available to families at

Rep. Avila will read swim safety book to 60 school children in Hialeah

The campaign, Warning Signs, educates and encourages the community to take action to save our children from the leading preventable child deaths.


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