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State investigated more than 64,000 allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults last year

DCF Regional Director Mike Carroll to Discuss Available Services, Gaps

KISSIMMEE - The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Dental Association have reinforced their partnership in an effort to help improve dental care for all children who are in foster care.

About 100 children die each year in Florida from preventable, accidental drownings

Editorial Submission by DCF Secretary David Wilkins

NORTHWEST FLORIDA - The Department of Children and Families is helping to raise awareness about adult abuse and neglect in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated annually on June 15, through two local events.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - World Refugee Day celebration is slated for June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson High School in Tampa. This year's theme is "It takes the WHOLE Community: Wealth, Health, Opportunity, Literacy and Education."

Partnership aims to promote well-being, good health and provide fresh, nutritious food to families and individuals in need


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