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Point of View: Seeing the good amidst the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19

May 1, 2020

While many can connect with children and families through technology, some children still need to be seen. 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. Our first-responders, health care workers, gas station attendants, grocery store clerks, maintenance professionals, […]

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Child abuse prevention critical

April 30, 2020

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the annual observance in the U.S. since 1983 for raising awareness of one of the world’s worst problems. The World Health Organization defines child abuse and child maltreatment as “all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting […]

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First Coast Connect: Child Abuse Prevention

April 29, 2020

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Children’s Home Society of Florida is sounding the alarm about how the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders could be increasing incidents of child abuse and neglect. The organization’s VP, Tara Hormell, joined us with more information. Listen at wjct.org

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Here’s How One Social Worker Went Back To Work After Disability

April 28, 2020

Mavis Bryant, from Cocoa, Florida, loved her career as a case manager at the Children’s Home Society. So when her health began to deteriorate in March 2018 due to heart disease, kidney disease, and type 2 diabetes, forcing her to spend several months in the hospital, she was devastated. She worried she’d never be able […]

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Coronavirus changes: Heroes protect children in a time of instability

April 24, 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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Opinion: Human-services nonprofits need more help

April 24, 2020

As our nation celebrates the essential workers on the front line who are sacrificing so much to care for others during this unprecedented crisis, we must also remember the essential workers who are often hidden from the public eye: the child welfare case managers and child protective investigators who protect vulnerable children. The home visitors […]

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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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