Tag Archives: Department of Children and Families

Proposed Legislation To Focus On Florida Foster Children

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Helping foster children gain access to driver’s licenses and motor vehicle insurance is the focus of two bills currently in the Florida House and Senate.

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State Agencies Seek to Prevent Infant Death During Sleep

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.

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In the News: Prison Privatization Promise Misses Target, Child Welfare System Faces its Faults, Affordable Health Care Counselor Ban, Obamacare Premium Projections

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for [...]

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Rising Death Toll From Child Abuse Puts DCF Under Fire

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.

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DCF warns about public assistance fraud

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Paid advertisement websites are asking for personal information to help people apply for public assistance benefits. However, The Department of Children and families said applying is free, and the websites could be a scam to acquire personal information.

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Legislature to evaluate mental health spending

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Florida’s mental health spending is about $39 per person per year, said Bob Sharpe, president and CEO of Florida Council for Community Mental Health.

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In the News: teacher ratings, FAMU band, missing foster child, Florida license plates

By on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

FAMU President unsure about band’s future – The return date of the Florida A&M University band is still to-be-determined. Interim President Larry Robinson told the school’s board of trustees Wednesday that he’s not ready to announce when the band will [...]

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State officials create new position in fight against human trafficking

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Florida child welfare officials created a volunteer advocate position Wednesday to combat human trafficking.

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State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

By and on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars.  Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing [...]

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