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LENA Start groups showing progress in boosting parent talk

October 20, 2017

Studer Community Institute is halfway through its LENA Start project and we can share some preliminary data about our results. SCI is partnered with the Escambia County Early Learning Coalition to bring LENA Start to Pensacola. In all, 25 families are participating in the program. A LENA Recorder. Credit: LENA Research Foundation. It uses LENA […]

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College scholarships fund brighter futures for 2 Ed White students

September 28, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Ed White High School student and a recent Ed White graduate are among four students statewide this year to be awarded college scholarships through the Children’s Home Society Foundation’s  Virginia Morey Rell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Bre’Onna Brewer, a junior at Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership, a CHS community partnership school, and Cierra Lynn Warren, a […]

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Social Entrepreneurship | Children’s Society of Florida

September 28, 2017

Tech Improves Engagement Foster care represents a critical nationwide system that benefits thousands of children and families every year, but it also presents challenges for children and caseworkers. According to Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), turnover in case management directly affects outcomes for children in foster care. Statistics illustrate that every turnover event leads […]

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Children’s Home Society To Help Evans HS Grads, Tim Only And Marklyne Joachim

September 27, 2017

Tim Only was beaten down by a dangerous, dysfunctional childhood and overcame a suicide attempt to become senior class president and a member of the National Honor Society with dreams of becoming a lawyer. Marklyne Joachim is a first-generation college student with a passion for diversity and multicultural issues. The Children’s Home Society of Florida […]

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HRC Collaborates with Children’s Home Society of Florida for Statewide Training Initiative

September 20, 2017

According to the most recent data, more than 22,000 children and youth are in foster care in Florida, with nearly 6000 awaiting adoption. Research tells us that LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among these young people in out-of-home care. Thanks to an exciting collaboration with Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), HRC’s All Children – All Families(ACAF) project’s impact in the Sunshine […]

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September is Baby Safety Awareness Month

September 12, 2017

Caution and uncertainty are natural emotions for any new parent. But for some – raising a happy, healthy baby can be overwhelming. September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month, a great opportunity to educate all on how to keep infants safe from harm. On average, babies begin to crawl at 6-10 months and take their […]

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Encouraging Positive Change in Healthcare

September 12, 2017

It’s well established that teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of any thriving care team. What is the history and diagnosis, what needs to be done for the patient, what has been done already, what has and hasn’t been successful, and who is responsible for carrying out each task? Quickly accessing this information is […]

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Public schools have huge responsibility

September 8, 2017

My daughter Kate started kindergarten this year at a public school in Gainesville. Walking her to school each day has been an enlightening experience. It is wonderful to watch children from across the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic spectrum come together to learn. It shows the great promise of public schools in teaching all kinds of […]

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Children of the crisis: Addiction’s smallest victims

September 6, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – The opioid crisis in the United States has affected millions of parents, and the effects are rippling out to children and relatives. The children of the opioid crisis face problems in school, homelessness and the threat of becoming addicts themselves. The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

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M-Power program transforms homeless kids into successful adults

September 5, 2017

There are thousands of local students with nowhere stable to call home. They spend their nights sleeping in cars, crashing on friends’ couches or struggling to provide for themselves with minimum wage jobs. “They’re not part of the child welfare system, they’re not part of the juvenile justice system,” said Lindsey Cannon, executive director of Children’s […]

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