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As the end of the school year approaches, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) reminds parents and caregivers about precautions they can take to ensure their child has fun in a safe summer camp program.

DCF announces new Interim Administrator for largest civil service hospital in Florida.

This legislation will also help ensure individuals have every opportunity to receive services and support regardless of how they enter the behavioral healthcare system.

See how quickly the temperature rises inside a locked car on May 26

Notice to parents of children on Medicaid regarding the Proposed Settlement of Florida Pediatric Society v. Dudek

The Food for Florida program offers emergency food assistance to eligible victims of hurricanes or other types of disasters.

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.


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