May is National Foster Care Month
National Foster Care Month is a time to renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for all of Brevard's children and youth in foster care and celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives. We all have a responsibility to remain persistent in the charge to provide the best care possible for children when they cannot remain in their own homes.
During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the efforts of dedicated foster families, social workers, faith-based and community organizations, and others that are improving the lives of young people in foster care in our community and beyond. We thank all of our foster families for their commitment to Brevard's children. We couldn't do it without YOU!
Click here for more information on foster care and how to become a foster parent.
Video Contest for Independent Living Youth
Brevard Family Partnership and the National Center for Innovation and Excellence are holding a video contest for all eligible Independent Living Youth.
You’re Already A Star! Now Tell Us How You Do it!
As one of Brevard’s young adults in Independent Living, we want to know what you think about the current program and what we could do to make it better. We’d also like to hear your story and what you’ve done to build yourself a promising future! Click here to find out more and enter contest.
Trauma Informed Care Positive Youth Development Initiative
Rollout begins with Summit June 20
Brevard Family Partnership is launching a new initiative with the goal of understanding and addressing the trauma endured and improving the lives of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. A rollout of the Trauma Informed Care – Positive Youth Development initiative will take place at a community-wide summit on Thursday, June 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Hotel and Conference Center – 8298 N Wickham Rd., in Viera.
The event will present the basis of trauma informed care from the perspective of not only an abused, neglected or abandoned child but also that of first responders, educators, health care professionals and caregivers. It will also focus on the results that properly administered care achieves: positive youth development.
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Interested in Volunteering?
BFP seeks volunteers to support agency services, programs, outreach
Brevard Family Partnership is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering time and talent to support the organization’s many activities related to preventing child abuse, supporting local children and families, and raising awareness of the local System of Care that serves the community.
Several opportunities exist for volunteer participation within Brevard Family Partnership and its abuse prevention and family preservation program, Brevard C.A.R.E.S.
Update from the CEO
May is National Foster Care month, a time to celebrate and recognize foster parents and families from across the Brevard community who serve in our system of care. These are our heroes and champions who go above and beyond on behalf of Brevard’s abused, neglected and abandoned children each and every day.
On behalf of Brevard Family Partnership I would like to extend our gratitude to our many foster families for their dedication and commitment, and for heeding the call to help Brevard’s most vulnerable children. You have made a lasting difference in the lives of so many children and families; you have fostered hope through foster care! You open your hearts and homes to children and teens in need of care and nurturing and a place to call home, be it for a week, a month or more while their families work to become safe and stable. Thank you for giving of yourself!
Upcoming activities in your community
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Coming In 2014: National Wraparound Conference "Waves of Change"
Brevard Family Partnership and the National Center for Innovation and Excellence present the 2014 National Wraparound Conference: Waves of Change in Wraparound and Systems of Care.
March 11-13, 2014, Cocoa Beach, FL
This conference will empower individuals and partnerships, providing an inclusive and dynamic forum to foster peer networks, share information, and build skills while facilitating interactive dialogue and discussion.
Child Protection Transformation
Child Protection Transformation is a multi-year project, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, designed to address identified concerns with Florida's child protection system. The vision is to transform Florida's child welfare system of care to work more effectively with childrn and families towards achieveing child safety.
The goal of the project is to:
♦ Improve and permanently changed business practices and consistent saftey decision making;
♦ Reduce re-investigaions and re-abuse;
♦ Make systems integration and technology improvements for efficiency;
♦ Maintain a professionalized and stabilized workforce; and
♦ Achieve higher quality casework and better outcomes for children and families.
Alliance for Children and Families Training Opportunities
Brevard Family Partnership recently became a member of The Alliance for Children and Families.
Brevard Family Partnership
is a COA Accredited Agency