Skip to main content

Office of Child Welfare

Child Safety and Prevention Resources

Child Fatality Prevention
Data regarding child fatalities throughout the state and information about the four prevention campaigns: Safe Sleep, Water Safety, Who’s Really Watching Your Child, and Hot Cars.

Get Help – Hotlines

Florida Abuse Hotline
800-96-ABUSE / 800-962-2873
Report suspected abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults.

Domestic Violence
800-500-1119
Provides crisis intervention and support services to adult survivors of domestic violence and their children free of charge.

Suicide Prevention
800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.  Local counseling and resources are available from the Florida 2-1-1 Network.

ACCESS Florida
866-76-ACCESS / 866-762-2237
Food assistance program (SNAP), medical assistance (Medicaid), and temporary cash assistance for families with children (TANF).

Florida 2-1-1 Network
2-1-1 or 866-728-8445
Information and referral to community resources and services throughout the state.

Florida Network of Youth and Family Services
800-RUNAWAY / 800-786-2929
Serves homeless, runaway, and troubled youth ages six and older and their families.

Get Help – Programs

Child Care
Information to help select a child care provider and search for providers in your area.

Community-Based Care Lead Agencies
Locate the local lead agency that provides foster care and related services and maintains a service delivery network for communities within their service area.

Homelessness
Information regarding homelessness and links to local community providers of services.

Human Trafficking
Information and resource links regarding human trafficking.

Refugee Services
Coordinates and oversees many of the services provided to refugees and entrants in Florida to help them become economically self-sufficient.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Information regarding prevention and resource links to locate resources and services to assist with substance abuse and/or mental health needs.

Parenting Resources

Parent Education and Family Stabilization
Courses are designed to educate, train, and assist divorcing parents regarding the impact of divorce on parents and children.

Positive Parenting Guide
Provides information about: child development from birth through the teen years, tips for creating the stimulating and nurturing environments children need, tips for managing the challenges of family life, and contact information for valuable community resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions that pertain to prevention.

Informational Resources

Child Welfare Dashboard
Child welfare statistics, measures, scorecards, trends, and more!

Explore Adoption
800-96-ADOPT / 800-962-3678
Florida's adoption initiative.

Florida KIDS COUNT
Part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation nationwide KIDS COUNT Network.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
Funds research and demonstration projects to help Florida's at-risk children and their families. Programs include Healthy Families Florida, Circle of Parents, and Pinwheels for Prevention among others.

Provider Resources

Grant Opportunities
Information and links to grant resources and opportunities.

Grant Writing Training
Information and links regarding grant writing tips, guides, workshops, and classes.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.