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DeSantis Administration Installs Portals for Mental Health Services in Panhandle Schools

Last week, Florida's First Lady Casey DeSantis announced more than 60 schools in six counties across the region will have telehealth portals as the area recovers from Hurricane Michael which hit Northwest Florida in October.

David Santiago: Expand Resources for Florida Families Battling Mental Health, Substance Abuse Issues

Last year, Santiago championed the legislation creating the portal which is now part of the national Network of Care, including more than 700 websites in 30 states. Santiago is calling for $262,650 so the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) can continue the site.

Feds Send DCF More than $50 Million to Fight Opioids in Florida

Scott said on Wednesday that DFC was getting a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “to continue providing treatment and recovery support services for individuals seeking help for opioid use.”

Rick Scott Names Interim DCF Secretary

Scott named Rebecca Kapusta, who has been with DCF for more than a decade, as interim secretary on Tuesday. She takes over from outgoing Secretary Mike Carroll and will take over her new duties start on September 6. 

Food Stamp Fraud By Florida Department of Children and Families Employees During Hurricane Irma

Two lawyers who have been following the investigation said this could just be the beginning of more dominoes to fall.