Tag Archives: Florida Department of Children and Families

State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

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 concern because children are more vulnerable to higher temperatures than …

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DCF working on a new home for victims of alleged abuse

As a case involving child abuse proceeds against two Putnam County parents… the Florida Department of Children and Families is working on where to place their three children. DCF Spokesman John Harrell says the department’s first responsibility is making sure the children are receiving the care they need. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/HARRELL1.mp3] Putnam …

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Education officials target at-risk youth

State and national education officials are not waiting for lawmakers to focus on educational priorities for older youths. Florida Department of Children and Families Spokeswoman Erin Gillespie says discussions today are brainstorming how to push at-risk youth in to higher education to set them up for more success in the …

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National Adoption Month gives individuals a chance at parenting

November is National adopt a child month. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, The Florida Department of Children and Families is pairing with public adoption agencies to expand adoption awareness among communities in order to ensure foster children find a loving home. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AdoptionwrapVV.mp3]

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Law enforcement searching for missing child

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office to find a missing 9 year old boy. They believe the child, Richard Bryant, may be with his father, Timothy Bryant, and may be in danger. The search has been active since Wednesday night.  Anoyone …

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DCF Investigates Child Abuse

In a letter written earlier today, State director of the Florida department of children and families David Wilkins said : “Words alone cannot express the personal sorrow each department employee feels when any child in any situation dies.” The child Wilkins is referring to is one the DCF was aware …

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