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Florida Guardian Ad Litem wins high court victory for abused children

[Tallahassee, Florida] –  The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program has won a resounding legal victory in the United States Supreme Court – upholding the principle that a child’s best interests are paramount in contested paternity proceedings. The victory came on

Call for Presenters (EXTENDED to Dec. 8)

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Florida State Foster Parent Association and National Foster Parent Association Joint Education Conference. The conference will be held June 28-July 1, 2018 in Orlando. (for the event page click here)  We look forward

Governor Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future Budget Invests More Than $3B to Protect Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget proposes $3.1 billion for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to continue carrying out the agency’s mission to keep vulnerable children and families safe, support adoptive families, and expand

Waters receives Hollinger Award for Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Gerald Waters, who received Baptist Health Care’s Hollinger Award for Volunteer of the Year. Gerald is a member of FSFAPA’s Legislative Committee and the president of Santa Rosa County Kinship Care Foster Adoptive Parent Association and Santa Rosa

Gov. Scott Proposes Nearly $200 Million Investment for Adopted Children and Families

Nov. 2, 2017 Release from Governor’s Office TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced he will propose nearly $200 million for families who adopt children from foster care. This funding will continue critical post adoption services for more than

DCF ‘Reissues’ Child Restraint Seat Memo

On Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2017) DCF redistributed to all of its regional offices a 2016 memo outlining the proper use of and legal requirements for child restraint seats when transporting children. The memo can be seen/downloaded here. The content of the

Share your QPI Stories to celebrate 10 years! (+Survey)

We received this email from Celina Granato (The Executive Administrator for QPI) and we were asked to share it! … Please consider taking part if you are in one of our many QPI communities. Dear National QPI Network, Just a

FSFAPA Election Update

A quick reminder we are nearing the submission deadlines for the election for Secretary. To make voting as easy as possible, we have three methods for returning your ballots in a timely manner: 1. By traditional post mail. Must be

IRMA: More Resources in Response to Hurricane

Here are some National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources to get you ready to be able to respond to a hurricane: Help Kids Cope is a mobile app to assist families cope with hurricanes and flooding. Download the free app

IRMA: Gov. Scott’s office releases comprehensive resource release

To ensure links work, and in case the Governor’s office updates any information, we are posting a link to the release from FRIDAY NIGHT.  (Some local information may have updated, but this is a good “roll up” of state resources.)