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Bringing families together

March 18, 2023

Cinthya, Program Supervisor of our Family Visitation Center in Central Florida, shares more about her experience in the field of social work, what lead her to CHS and her passion for empowering families in Central Florida each day.   What fuels you in your role every day? Growing up in Dominican Republic I was taught that […]

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Dolphins’ Alec Ingold earns award for work in adoption, foster care advocacy

November 26, 2022

MIAMI — Adopted at birth, Miami Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold believes he would have dedicated his time toward helping children and youth in foster care, no matter where his career took him. He had a plan if football didn’t work out; in fact, you could argue that football was Plan B. Around his junior year at Wisconsin, Ingold was […]

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‘Adopt them kids!’: Children trade foster-care for forever homes on Palm Beach County’s Adoption Day

November 21, 2022

WEST PALM BEACH — The weather outside the Palm Beach County Courthouse was as bleak as the mood often is inside, but the line of families filing through the lobby doors looked like a Christmas parade. Children wore colorful dresses and tiny bow ties while the adults balanced gift bags and fitful toddlers over the crooks of their arms. Many had been there before, often for […]

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Keeping Families Together after Domestic Violence

October 25, 2022

We need to talk about the relationship between domestic violence and Florida’s foster care system. It may not shock you to learn that reports of child abuse and neglect often go hand-in-hand with findings of domestic violence. But when a family is in crisis and a child’s safety is at risk, the chaos and trauma […]

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LISTEN | “THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT” – CASEAIM TECHNOLOGY

August 19, 2022

Now Streaming from the Florida Institute of Child Welfare Children’s Home Society of Florida’s (CHS) Morgan Ryan and Brianna Kobayashi talk with Dr. Jessica Pryce about CaseAIM, CHS’ revolutionary technology changing the way child welfare works. Together, with our technology partner Stabilify, we are leading the way in case management innovation.  

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Guide to Home Safety for Kids

June 22, 2022

June is Home Safety Month and at Children’s Home Society of Florida we work to keep children and families safe both in and out of the home. You may never know what could be a risk, so it’s important that parents work to keep their children safe at home from a variety of items such […]

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Reunification Highlight: Jacqueline Perez

June 15, 2022

For National Reunification Month, we want to shed light on the work and commitment  parents put into getting their children back home. When children enter the child welfare system, the goal for CHS is to help families overcome challenges so they may bring their children home safely. Reunification is possible once a home is deemed […]

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National Reunification Month Employee Highlight

June 14, 2022

For National Reunification Month, we want to recognize the people and efforts that help families stay together. It’s a celebration of the year-round work by parents, family members, social workers, and the community to reunify children with their families. At CHS, employees work closely with families to achieve the goal of reunification. Employees like Sandi […]

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Reunification Highlight: Misty

June 2, 2022

“Silence is definitely different inside your home when your children are not there,” said Misty. With June being National Reunification Month, we want to highlight all of the families who have overcome challenges to successfully bring their children back home safely. Misty is one of those success stories. She had her 5 children removed from […]

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Water Safety Tips

May 27, 2022

Living in the sunshine state means spending the summer months with loved ones by the pool or at the beach. Water can provide fun activities everyone, but it can also pose dangers for children. To keep water activities fun and safe for all, it’s important to establish safety practices to prevent drowning. Here are some […]

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