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Counseling available the new tech way

April 21, 2020

Given the state of the world, counseling has become a pressing need. The Children’s Home Society of Florida is open for tele-counseling during the Covid-19 social distancing. Although the physical offices are closed, the agency remains fully operational virtually. CHS recently moved from the Sunshine Plaza in South Daytona to Suite 100 at 1530 Cornerstones […]

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During Lockdown, Child Abuse in Miami Could Escalate

April 20, 2020

On a normal day at Kristi House, the phones don’t stop ringing for long. Not that it’s a good thing when calls pour into Miami-Dade’s children’s advocacy center — it usually means a child is being sexually abused and needs to be seen for psychological counseling or forensic interviews. Each call that comes through is cause for […]

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7 ways to support families during the COVID-19 crisis

April 15, 2020

At CHS, one of our core values is balance – something all families are struggling to find in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As social distancing drives families into their homes, our communities can still come together. Here are some ways you can support your friends, families, neighbors and loved ones during these unprecedented […]

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A New Pandemic: Experts Fear Child Abuse May Be on the Rise

April 15, 2020

Across the county, governors have placed stay-at-home orders keeping families at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus. In some cases, it’s called a safer-at-home order. But what if you’re not safer at home? The COVID-19 pandemic has created not just a worldwide health crisis but also an economic disaster and a mental health emergency. […]

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Safety of social distancing brings hidden dangers to many of our children

April 11, 2020

Life in the time of COVID-19 dictates that we socially distance to lower risks for the health of our nation. Yet at such a time as this, the risk to our children’s well-being could not be greater. Families already struggling with mental health disorders, substance misuse and so much more, are now also finding themselves hit […]

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Coronavirus changes: Heroes protect children in a time of instability

April 10, 2020

In the midst of so much uncertainty, so much fear, I see so much good. There is good in the essential work that must continue. Not a minute passes without the heart of our communities rapidly beating to serve others. Our first responders, health care workers, gas station attendants, grocery store clerks, maintenance professionals, janitorial […]

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Help needed more than ever for Central Florida children in foster care

April 10, 2020

As this pandemic pushes on, so do the jobs of those who care for and oversee the many Central Florida kids in foster care. These everyday heroes simply ask that their commitment reminds people how important it is for these children. Placing children in the safe loving homes is what this is all about. Team […]

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Digital Diaper Drive to support Brevard families

April 9, 2020

As our daily lives are being forced to change and residents are losing jobs or having work hours decreased, families in need of continual support can find resources still in operation throughout the county. The Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is looking to assist families struggling to afford basic needs by raising funds through […]

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Virus isolation may increase child abuse

April 9, 2020

Advocates for children are concerned that child abuse and neglect are increasing as COVID-19 forces people to stay home, resulting in isolation, stress, economic hardship, and inadequate child supervision. “As families face unprecedented challenges with no end date in sight, community support is critical to keep families safe, strong and stable during COVID-19,” Children’s Home […]

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Cases Of Child Abuse And Neglect Expected To Rise Due To Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Cases of child abuse and neglect are expected to rise in the coming weeks and months due to the coronavirus. Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas has already reported a spike, as reported by Newsweek. There haven’t been any noticeable changes locally, according to Kymberly Cook, COO of the statewide child welfare organization Children’s Home Society of […]

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