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More than 150 Employees to Participate in Drill to Ready Food for Florida Program.

Following the retirement of two longtime leaders, the department passes the torch.

Walter Sachs brings nearly 30 years of state government and military experience to the region.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is collaborating with community organizations nationwide today to recognize National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and the impact of children’s mental health and wellness on their development.

By an overwhelming margin, Florida leads the nation in child drownings each year.

Passes for 15,000 foster families to enjoy Florida’s outdoors during National Foster Care Month

Community Welcome at Free Festival Celebrating Burmese New Year

More than 70,000 blue and silver pinwheels are expected to be planted across Florida.

Free Admission to Glazer Children’s Museum for Prevent Child Abuse Event

Professionals and trauma-informed care leaders to speak to participants about suicide prevention, treating victims of trauma, and crisis intervention.


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