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April 1, 2024

Department of Children and Families and Partners Kick Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris joined key partners in recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and together planted pinwheels at the Department’s headquarters. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention and serve as a reminder of the happy and carefree environment desired for every child. Everyone can come together as a community to play a role in supporting families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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January 10, 2024

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez Highlights Statewide Human Trafficking Resources and Awareness Events During Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Shevaun Harris, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Taylor Hatch, and stakeholders recognized January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, highlighted Florida’s investment and resources for survivors of human trafficking and reiterated the state’s ongoing efforts to end human trafficking.

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