FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Alex Alamo
September 20, 2017
Miami, FL – When facing a possibly catastrophic storm last week, Florida’s child welfare agencies were not only prepared individually but ready to assist their colleagues across the state as the need arose.
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Since 1983, the President of the United states has issued a proclamation that designates April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Throughout April and all year long, the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) is committed to spreading awareness of child abuse factors, how to spot abuse in your community and ways you can find help for those being abused or neglected.
Our country’s founding fathers knew all too well -- states are the laboratories for democracy.
Florida became one such laboratory when it comes to best practices in providing child welfare services. The state’s community-based care system offers useful insight into how states can better provide for the care and well-being of our most vulnerable children and families.