Registration NOW OPEN for the 2014 National Wraparound Conference "Waves of Change in Wraparound and Systems of Care"
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.
Brevard Bar Foundation helping children who can’t be home for the holidays
The Brevard Bar Foundation is helping to ensure that youth in foster care who won’t be in their own homes for the holidays will be remembered on their special day. The Foundation recently presented a check for $1,000 to Brevard Family Partnership to buy toys and gifts for children and teens ranging in age from one to 18 years.
“Each month, the Brevard Bar Foundation selects a nonprofit organization to support. We chose Brevard’s child welfare system of care because they serve so many children who’ve suffered trauma and whose lives have been disrupted through removal from their parents and homes,” said Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, a member of the Brevard County Bar Association and Brevard Family Partnership’s board of directors who presented the check to BFP’s CEO Dr. Patricia Nellius. “We want these children to have a joyous holiday and let them know that someone cares about them and wants them to be happy!”
IN THE NEWS
6 Siblings Remain Together in Their New Forever Home
12 children and teens, including a sibling group of six brothers and sisters joined their new "Forever Families" at BFP's annual Celebration of Adoption in recognition of National Adoption Month on November 22.
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BFP communications staff receive local awards - Ropert recognized as PR Professional of the Year – Strodtman is Rising Star
Two members of Brevard Family Partnership’s communication team have been recognized by the Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association for their work and contributions to the profession and in the local community. Geo A. Ropert, APR, BFP’s director of communications received the chapter’s highest honor, Public Relations Professional of the Year for his cumulative work in the field of public relations and his recent role in raising awareness of and participation in the programs and services available through Brevard Family Partnership. Stephanie Strodtman, manager of BFP's National Center for Innovation and Excellence received the chapter’s Rising Star award, presented to a member who has made significant contributions to the chapter in a short amount of time.
BFP Signs 5-Year $100M Contract with DCF
Brevard Family Partnership has completed negotiations with the Florida Department of Children and Families and has received a new, five-year contract to manage the child welfare system of care in Brevard County. Signed with just days before its FY 2013 contract was to expire, BFP can now negotiate and execute ongoing leases and secure contracted child welfare services, purchase necessary insurance, and perform other fiduciary responsibilities it has as the county’s lead agency for child welfare. Read More>>>
Newsroom and Archives
The BFP Newsroom contains issues of our monthly E-News, archives of press releaseses and articles, videos, and a variety of publications helpful to the media and consumers.
Update from the CEO
Many of you may have seen the press coverage of Davion, the young man in foster care from St. Petersburg, Florida who recently attended the St. Mark’s Missionary Baptist Church and shared his heart’s desire to find a family to love and embrace him as their own. "'I'll take anyone," Davion told the congregation, "Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don't care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be!"
Since his recent plea for an adoptive family, over 1,000 phone calls have been received by the local Community Based Care agency from potential adoptive parents inquiring about Davion. The widespread response to this young man’s plea to find a “forever home” reveals the potential to solve the problem of children and youth aging out of foster care without a family to call their own.
Upcoming activities in your community
Help a worthy cause!
Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe is Coming Soon!
Plans are underway to open Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe in mid-September!
Promise Treasures Thrift Shoppe
Metro West Shopping Plaza
3038 W. New Haven Ave, Suite 3040
West Melbourne, FL 32905
Promise Treasures will provide employment opportunities to a number of future Promise residents, many who have never had a job before. Visit www.PromiseInBrevard.com to learn more about the vision of the future. Click here to view a flyer.
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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 children and families towards achieving child safety.
The goal of the project is to:
♦ Improve and permanently changed business practices and consistent safety decision making;
♦ Reduce re-investigations 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.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families invites you to participate in a Live Web Event: Safety Plan Workshop
With Barry Salovitz
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm (Eastern)
Click here to Register
The Department of Children and Families invites you to participate in this live statewide web training. This training will help participants understand: What is a Quality Safety Plan? How are quality safety plans developed, re-evaluated and used for sound decision-making in child safety? These and other critical issues will be addressed.
A Summary of the Child Protection Transformation Project
Child Protection Transformation Project - Community Based Care
Introduction to Transformation Functionality
Project Status Report-Week Ending April 19, 2013
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.
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