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Baby Safety Awareness Month: Know How Baby Grows

September 3, 2021

One of the greatest joys of parenthood is watching your baby grow, play and learn, but it’s natural to wonder if your baby is on track with their development. September is national Baby Safety Awareness Month — the perfect time to remind families that recognizing baby’s key milestones can play a key role in keeping […]

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WFSU Public Media: Community Partnership Schools

September 3, 2021

Three years ago, Leon County’s Sabal Palm Elementary School became the area’s first Community Partnership School. Under that designation, long-term partners provide a multitude of ancillary services so that a school’s teachers and administrators can focus their efforts on education. To talk about how that concept has been working at Sabal Palm are: School Principal […]

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Overcoming Disruptive Behavior in School and At-Home

August 27, 2021

After struggling at home and in the classroom with disruptive and poor behavior, seven-year-old Amy found hope and support working with an integrated team at CHS. Amy’s actions became more and more worrisome as she escalated to dangerous behaviors in an effort to gain attention from others. She struggled to control her emotions, leading to […]

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‘Curls for Queens’: Hair care donations to benefit young girls

August 27, 2021

 click the image below to view the full story on WCTV.tv “Hair is our glory,” said Community School Wellness Coordinator, Makayla Fedd. Thursday, she stopped by the A Plus Everything beauty supply store to check on donations for the Curls for Queens hair drive. Fedd works at Sabal Palm Elementary School helping to address student […]

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Grad Spotlight: Bre’Onna Brewer

August 12, 2021

Bre’Onna Brewer, an alumni of Edward H. White High School says Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) and the Community Partnership Schools™ model helped her discover her passion and her goals for the future. “The Launch Pad at Ed White actually changed the direction I wanted to go into life,” said Bre’Onna. “Seeing the work […]

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Grad Spotlight: Amari Jackson

August 12, 2021

Amari is a first generation college student who credits CHS and the Community Partnership School model at Jones High School for bringing her many opportunities for future success. Jackson, a straight-A student transferred to Jones her sophomore year and says attending Jones High School was not her first choice. “I didn’t want to go to […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Start to the School Year

July 30, 2021

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, we want parents and students to feel prepared and ready to start off on the right foot. From getting a nutritious breakfast to managing back-to-school anxiety, we’ve got a few quick tips to help kick off the new school year on a positive note. 5 Back-to-School […]

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Managing Back-To-School Anxiety

July 23, 2021

Children’s Home Society of Florida offers tips to help families Returning to school after extended time away can be a source of stress and worry for kids and parents. Pre-COVID-19, 20 percent of children in Florida were struggling with untreated mental health challenges, and 1 in 6 children aged 2 to 8 years old had […]

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From Anxiety and Outbursts to Student of the Month: Abby’s Story

July 19, 2021

Seven-year-old Abby* came to CHS after recently being removed from her father and paternal grandmother. They had been living in a U-Haul in the Midwest winter, and Abby experienced physical abuse and exposure to substance misuse by caregivers. After being placed with her maternal grandmother, Abby began showing signs of post-traumatic stress … Abby’s teacher […]

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Five Summer Safety Tips from Your CHS Family

July 9, 2021

Summertime offers families more time to bond, play and enjoy all the sunshine state has to offer. Children’s Home Society of Florida reminds parents to exercise caution with sun, heat and water exposure during these months. Here are some important tips to keeping infants, children, teens and all safe while temperatures rise and summer sets […]

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