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Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Resources for Floridians Impacted by Wildfires

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced additional state resources through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to support families impacted by the wildfires in Northwest...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Sunshine State’s Problem Keeping Child Welfare Case Managers

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a comprehensive briefing on Florida’s child welfare case manager retention crisis, “A System in Crisis: Stabilizing Florida’s Child Welfare Workforce,” wherein FTW presents factors contributing to high attrition...

Casey DeSantis Holds Event to Show How Community and Faith-Based Organizations Helping Families

Last week, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion with state and community leaders highlighting “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity,” and the work community partners and faith-based organizations are doing...

Ron DeSantis Honors National Adoption Month

This month, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation recognizing November as National Adoption Month in Florida, an annual observance to celebrate the thousands of children who are adopted from foster care and bring awareness...

Ron DeSantis Wants Feds to Quickly Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

These drugs will be for individuals who are under the care of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Corrections (FDC), and Department of Health (DOH).

Ron DeSantis Taps New AHCA, DCF Secretaries

On Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Ron DeSantis: HUD Sending $86 Million in CARES Act Funds to Help the Homeless...

“The funds, which are being released in two separate disbursements ($20 million and $65 million), will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to connect unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness with local housing and other essential services,” the governor's office noted. 
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Jason Brodeur Files Bill to Help Children in Out-of-Home Care

The bill works to recognize and balance relationships young children develop with out-of-home caregivers and siblings with those of the child’s biological family members, in order to reduce trauma-related to abrupt or frequent placement changes that remove children from safe, successful placements. The bill also requires that a quick reference FACE sheet be created for each child to summarize the status of the child’s case and goals moving forward.

Ron DeSantis Announces $23 Million to Help Mental Health Services From CARES Act

This $23 million in funding, derived from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reinforce mental health support available in Florida and allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to continue providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for Floridians in need.

Casey DeSantis: FDOE, DCF Helped Send Almost 1,000 Devices to Help Children in Foster...

“As parents, Governor DeSantis and I are passionate about helping Florida’s children reach their full potential. In addition to the value of in-person instruction, this initiative supports children who have already faced significant personal challenges beyond their control,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis.

Casey DeSantis, DCF Recognize October as Safe Sleep Awareness Month

In 2019, there were at least 69 confirmed infant deaths in Florida as a result of unsafe sleep.
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Casey DeSantis: HHS Sending Almost $5 Million to DCF for Crisis Counseling Program

The grant, which came to almost $5 million, comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds “will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals.”