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Children’s Home Society sets up free counseling helpline for families

June 6, 2020

Families who need support amid the pandemic can contact the “Family Support Warm Line” at 1-888-733-6303 to speak with a counselor via call or text. With parents and children dealing with heightened levels of stress and anxiety amid the coronavirus pandemic, child welfare professionals have stepped up to help, even in the wee hours of the morning. […]

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Opinion: Bringing Greater Equity To Our Educational System In The Age Of COVID-19

May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on health inequities with disproportionate percentages of low-income Americans, particularly communities of color, contracting and dying from the disease. Researchers working to better understand the underlying causes of the negative health outcomes across these communities are increasingly focusing on the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, […]

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Free telehealth counseling services available

May 28, 2020

As lockdown restrictions ease, many families continue to face the everyday struggles of reduced employment hours, perhaps even loss of a job, with the added stress of caring for a child at home. In an initiative to better serve the community at large and in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Children’s Home […]

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State Rep. Josie Tomkow recognized by Children’s Home Society of Florida

May 27, 2020

Last week, Children’s Home Society of Florida — the state’s largest provider of services to children and families — named State Representative Josie Tomkow the 2020 Legislator of the Year for her commitment to strengthen the child welfare system and improve lifetime outcomes for children. Tomkow’s District 39 includes Polk City, Auburndale, portions of northeast […]

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A Warm Line

May 27, 2020

Sometimes all it takes to make someone feel better is a phone call. It’s why the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) launched the Family Support Warm Line, a free hotline that connects callers to a counselor with a call or text. Lindsey Cannon, the regional executive director of CHS, said the organization realized that […]

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Advocates express concerns about children falling through the cracks

May 25, 2020

The Children’s Home Society of Florida is focused on empowering children through numerous programs; the mission remains the same, but the way CHS operates looks different in the age of COVID-19. Team members have been working remotely; CHS has not had to cancel any of its programs. In cases where employees cannot work remotely, they […]

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Kid’s Questions for a Statistician | Stats + Stories

May 21, 2020

Latoya Jennings-Lopez hosts this special episode of Stats+Stories with the children of Howard W. Bishop middle school. Listen to Alyana and Collin ask our host John Bailer and other special guest Wendy Martinez about their careers in Statistics, and how young people can get involved early. From topics such as job prospects to COVID-19’s impact, […]

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CHS launches telehealth counseling

May 21, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering free, confidential telehealth counseling for children, teens and families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of child care, interruptions to social interactions and daily routines. Children’s Home Society began in 1902 with the Orphan Trains, and many […]

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Coronavirus prompts acts of kindness in Central Florida

May 19, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida, a national leader in trauma-informed counseling, launched free, 24/7 confidential online counseling for kids, parents and others. Their Family Support Warm Line connects users to a real counselor with a call, text or click. For more information, go to chsfl.org/support. In addition, two Children’s Home Society of Florida case managers rotated […]

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Rick’s Blog: CHS Family Support Line in Pensacola

May 15, 2020

CHS Family Support Line Pensacola area parents, teens and others now have immediate access to free confidential telehealth counseling with Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), a national leader in trauma-informed care and counseling. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of childcare, social interactions and daily routines. […]

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