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Finding support as a family through Counseling

January 10, 2022

The COVID pandemic brought struggles and a sense of helplessness to many individuals and families, including the Blackburn family. Terrance, a single father of three, felt alone and struggled to provide the support and encouragement that his children needed. His children each faced their own challenges – inability to connect with people, coping with the […]

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Forever Families | The Edwards

November 18, 2021

The 2021 holiday season will be especially bright for the Edwards family as they spend it together as an official forever family. Michael Edwards adopted siblings Neveah and Jayden from foster care earlier this year. Like many children in foster care, Neveah and Jayden experienced heartbreak and uncertainty in their search for stability. They moved […]

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Mental Health Awareness with Children’s Home Society | River City Live

October 11, 2021

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day with the theme “Mental Health in an Unequal World”.  .  Florida ranks No. 40 in the U.S for access to insurance and mental health treatment – and that’s affecting children, adults and families here Northeast Florida. It’s especially evident as the COVID-19 crisis continues to force more families into poverty, creating […]

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National Coming Out Day | The Importance of Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ youth

October 11, 2021

The sensitive process of coming out as LGBTQ+ is deeply personal, can unfold over several years and – even in 2021 – comes with challenges and, sadly, life-threatening risks. Consider these startling statistics: 86 percent of LGBTQ+ youth report being harassed and even assaulted in school. More than half – 51 percent — of LGBTQ+ […]

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Lucas’s Story: A light at the end of the tunnel

October 2, 2021

Since the pandemic began, 46% of parents say their teen has shown a new or worsening mental health condition. Sadly, teens are already at a higher risk for experiencing anxiety and depression, and we are only beginning to see the mental health effects of the pandemic on youth. For Lucas, the weight of the world […]

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Mental Health Matters | Chloe

October 1, 2021

At just 10 years-old, Chloe was showing signs of extreme anxiety and compulsions. Struggling to express her feelings, Chloe’s behavior at home began to escalate and the conflict became too much for the entire family. Seeking immediate support for their daughter, Chloe’s parents reached out to the team at Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Safe […]

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Overcoming Disruptive Behavior in School and At-Home

August 27, 2021

After struggling at home and in the classroom with disruptive and poor behavior, seven-year-old Amy found hope and support working with an integrated team at CHS. Amy’s actions became more and more worrisome as she escalated to dangerous behaviors in an effort to gain attention from others. She struggled to control her emotions, leading to […]

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Managing Back-To-School Anxiety

July 23, 2021

Children’s Home Society of Florida offers tips to help families Returning to school after extended time away can be a source of stress and worry for kids and parents. Pre-COVID-19, 20 percent of children in Florida were struggling with untreated mental health challenges, and 1 in 6 children aged 2 to 8 years old had […]

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From Anxiety and Outbursts to Student of the Month: Abby’s Story

July 19, 2021

Seven-year-old Abby* came to CHS after recently being removed from her father and paternal grandmother. They had been living in a U-Haul in the Midwest winter, and Abby experienced physical abuse and exposure to substance misuse by caregivers. After being placed with her maternal grandmother, Abby began showing signs of post-traumatic stress … Abby’s teacher […]

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Providing a light when families need it most: Wraparound (WRAP)

June 21, 2021

Tina, a 26-year-old single mother of five, was in the depths of despair, looking for a light to help guide her and her children to a better place after facing setback after setback. Fortunately, Tina found hope, support and guidance through Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Wraparound (WRAP) program. After spending her childhood in the […]

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