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Child Welfare Regional Trainings from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Click on the flyer for information on upcoming Child Welfare Regional Trainings from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).  Each regional event includes a two hour evening training specifically for former, current, or future Foster Parents and Guardian Ad

Adoption Month Resources

From our friends at the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program: We’ve got some great video & radio for National Adoption Month that we’re hoping you’ll post for your followers. There is a video, “The Power of Adoption,” that is 6:15

Smile! Amazon offering 10x the benefit to charities

Follow this link to set your smile.amazon.com account to support FloridaFAPA … and we’ll get 10 times the regular benefit (5%) until Nov. 2 (back to .5% of each purchase after that time frame.) smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3401538

Another way to help Panhandle foster/adoptive families

The Florida Coalition for Children has set up an Amazon Wishlist to allow people to donate directly to Hurricane Michael victims.   https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/37OLWZJX13OXB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awwl_s_iDZYBbDD9DD8W   Per Victoria Vangalis Zepp, Florida Coalition for Children’s EVP & Chief Policy and Research Officer, “Purchases will be shipped

ELECTION RESULTS: New President in 2019

FloridaFAPA’s election results are in, and Amanda Williams will lead the organization as President starting on Jan. 1, 2019. Amanda has been a foster parent for the last 7 years in Gainesville. She has served on the FloridaFAPA board as

Donate to Support Panhandle Families

A core part of FloridaFAPA’s mission is to support foster and adoptive families in Florida, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael many of our families in the Panhandle are in need.   Donations to FloridaFAPA will be used to

Michael C. Williams Named Permanent President and Chief Executive Officer at Our Kids 

(Miami, FL – Oct. 3, 2018) – The Board of Trustees for Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. (Our Kids) announced that Michael C. Williams has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency, effective immediately; erasing “interim”

DCF Issues Letter on Foster Parent Records

Deputy DCF Secretary David Fairbanks issued a letter to all foster parents regarding recent events, including the request for foster parent records by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.  The text of the letter is below: September 11, 2018  Dear partners,  The

FloridaFAPA statement: Protect Foster Families

In light of recent events (public records request, foster parent attacked) FloridaFAPA’s board has released this statement:   FloridaFAPA believes that Foster parents should be afforded high levels of protection, as they are crucial to the safety of our most

Governor Names Kapusta DCF Interim Secretary

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday named Rebecca Kapusta to serve as interim secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Kapusta has been at the department for 12 years, most recently working as assistant secretary for operations, according to