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New School Based Health Center opens at Manatee Elementary

September 10, 2020

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — The School District of Manatee County and MCR Health teamed up to open a School Based Health Center at Manatee Elementary. This is the second School Based Health Care Center of its kind in Manatee County. The first opened at Southeast High School in February 2020 and offers on-site medical care […]

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Don’t let our kids slip through the cracks

September 8, 2020

In the midst of the COVID crisis, I fear one of our most vulnerable populations is slipping through the cracks: homeless and runaway youth. Sometimes referred to as “invisible youth,” these young people have nowhere to call home. Many have run away from turbulent situations, and others simply abandoned. It’s certainly not the life any […]

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Welfare and foster care services go virtual during pandemic

September 7, 2020

Trauma support line available for all Floridians The pandemic is leading to changes for a local organization providing welfare and foster care to children in Central Florida. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic doctors and trauma specialists have expressed concern about the potential for abuse by parents and guardians. During a recent round table discussion Florida Governor Ron […]

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Five tips to emotionally prepare for back to school

September 3, 2020

Back to school can be a source of frustration and anxiety for students, parents and teachers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC cautions returning to school after a public health emergency could present mental health challenges for children and teens resulting in behavioral problems, trouble concentrating and feelings of sadness, anger and fear. Whether kids are headed back […]

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Child adoptions increasing, but experts fear spike in abuse, neglect reports amid COVID-19

September 2, 2020

There was a silver lining that came from the government-mandated, stay-at-home order for Michael and Jen Schron: More time spent with their foster children. Siblings Nicholas and Noah, 10, and 5-year-old Natalia were separated and receiving out-of-home foster care in Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach when Michael and Jen Schron, of Kissimmee, met the […]

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Wilkinson students to get shady reception when they return to class

August 19, 2020

Wilkinson Junior High students will be welcomed back to school with a new shady surprise. Social distancing at the school will mean the school’s highly coveted courtyard areas will have lower capacities, meaning more children could have been stuck in the sun if it weren’t for the school’s latest project. A new sun shade will […]

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Construction of outdoor classroom fosters learning at Sabal Palm

August 18, 2020

Our Tallahassee community is only as alive, vibrant and healthy as the involvement of its citizens and the strength of its servant leadership. The 40 members of Leadership Tallahassee (LT) Class 36 of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber take seriously the responsibility to be strategically engaged in the needs of our community. Each year, the current […]

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Teen Adopted During COVID-19 Pandemic Feels Like She Won Lottery With New South Florida Family

August 7, 2020

One happy 13-year-old girl says she feels like she won the lottery. But she did not. Natalia won something more valuable than that. She now has a new big sister, a new mom and dad, and the adoption went down on Zoom in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. “It was a feeling of this is where […]

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Palm Beach Mentorship Program Needs Volunteers

August 6, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida has a program called Project 18 Mentoring, where they match teenagers in foster care with an adult in the community who can help provide guidance and encouragement. Amarni Campbell said his mentor has now become a father figure, someone he knows he can rely on, and he wishes more kids […]

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Children’s Home Society keeps kids engaged through virtual reading program

August 5, 2020

    When the COVID-19 crisis catapulted Florida students into distance learning overnight, it led to an early start to the traditional summer slide. But now, a group in Florida is working to close that gap with an online reading series with a new online library and some local celebrities helping kids get back in […]

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