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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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Doing GOOD from home: How to prevent eye strain online!

April 8, 2020

Computer use is a common cause of eye strain… especially when routines receive a “switch up” as in recent weeks. Therefore, if you work at a desk and use a computer, follow the self-care steps below to help you prevent strain on your eyes! Blink often to refresh your eyes. Many people blink less than usual […]

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7 ways to support foster families during COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Children in foster care rely on loving foster parents to provide stability and comfort – two things COVID-19 is threatening in families across the globe. As parents everywhere struggle to balance home, work, homeschool, self-care and more, foster parents face added stressors with often limited support systems – but you can change that. Here’s a […]

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A Message from Andry: COVID-19 and what we’re doing to keep you safe

March 13, 2020

A message from Andry: [UPDATE 3.17.2020: All CHS offices are closed through March 29. At this time, ALL programs and services remain operational with necessary adjustments to help protect the health and safety of our children, families and team members. These include teleworking arrangements using Telehealth, Skype, Google Duo, Zoom and more. If you have a […]

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Case Managers Need Support Too

March 12, 2020

When you embark on a career serving children and families in foster care, you don’t expect you’ll ever be featured in Forbes. You don’t imagine that you’ll have the latest technology and equipment, and you certainly don’t expect to work 9-5. But, you do dream of the impact you will make. Showing a child how […]

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Mentors are empowering children to reach their full potential.

January 27, 2020

Originally Posted By: Action News Jax DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — Local students are receiving valuable lessons outside of the classroom. In Duval County, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) mentors are empowering children to reach their full potential. S.P.A.R.K. is a 13-week mentorship program for boys and girls between the ages 11 and 17 who may not live with […]

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Mentors needed at Manatee Elementary ‘community partnership’ school

January 24, 2020

Originally posted by: Herald-Tribune Specifically, the school is looking for black and Hispanic men. When students return to Manatee Elementary in August, they will attend a community partnership school — the first in Manatee County. In partnership with the University of Central Florida, the school will provide students and their families with on-site health, social, medical […]

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A Call to Compassion in Juvenile Justice

January 23, 2020

It’s too easy to judge. The 15-year-old standing with her head down, eyes averted as her public defender speaks. The split-second decision to shoplift, the ticking temper that led to a fight … life-altering consequences. For most people, this child has a single title: juvenile offender. This label will define her for life. But this […]

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Adoption success hinges lasting support after legalities finalized

November 24, 2019

Originally posted by: PNJ.COM Hundreds of children in foster care joined forever families through adoption in the western panhandle just last year. But, when the adoption finalized, their story certainly didn’t end. Long after the ink dries on the adoption papers, forever families overcome new challenges and celebrate their children’s successes alongside Children’s Home Society of […]

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It’s time to change the statistics when it comes to mental health

August 6, 2019

Three hundred billion dollars. That’s the annual cost to society for untreated mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But the consequences are deeper than pocketbooks. Today, nearly one in seven children suffer from a treatable mental health challenge – yet half don’t receive treatment. Without treatment, these issues can affect children’s […]

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