Finding Help

Resources

On this page you’ll find a host of resources that can help you, whether you’re looking for support or information. Several local organizations provide a place for families to gather or receive help and support for issues affecting their lives.


Foster Care

Fostering Florida’s Future

Fostering Florida’s Future is a cooperative initiative between Community Based Care agencies, such as Brevard Family Partnership, and Florida’s Department of Children and Families Quality Parenting Initiative.
The Fostering Florida’s Future website has a plethora of information that can help you decide if being a foster parent/family is right for you. Please take a moment and view the material; it brings foster care into a whole new light!
fosteringflorida.com


Space Coast Foster and Adoptive Families Alliance

The Space Coast Foster and Adoptive Families Alliance (SCFAFA) is a not for profit organization comprised of foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caregivers, and others in the community dealing with foster and adoptive children and their issues.  As caregivers, the ones that work directly with the children, we have joined together to be a united voice for our children.

The SCFAFA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at New Hope Church, 870 Hollywood Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32904.

Sharon Groover, President
(321) 480-1990
BrevardFosterMom@aol.com
scfafa.org


Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association

The Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association (FSFAPA) is a statewide membership group for all foster, adoptive, relative and non-relative caregivers in Florida.

The Foster Allegation Support Team is here for you!
Call 800.327.8119
fast@floridafapa.org

General info
info@floridafapa.org

Trudy Petkovich, President
(866) 913-0977
petkovij@me.com
floridafapa.org


Partners for Promise

flpartnersforpromise.com


Adoption

Adoption Services

IMPOWER


Post Adoption Services

Brevard C.A.R.E.S.


Adoption Resources

Adoption.org
AdoptUSKids.org
Advocates for Children and Families
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Grandparents Raising Children of Brevard County
Florida Adoption Information Center
Florida Department of Children and Families
Hope for Families – Adoption and Home Study Agency


Parenting Links

Kidsource
Parenting
Born Learning
National Parenting Center
Safe Sleeping Workshop Presentation
NAMI-National Alliance of Mental Illness
The Khan Academy
Best General Equivalency Degree Test Prep
Managing Stress for a Healthy Family
Parental Resilience – Protective and Promotive Factors
Breaking the Cycle: Trauma and Healing
Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease


Agencies and Organizations

Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice Website
Florida Crisis Pregnancy Resource Center – Referral Form
Florida KidCare


General Resources

211 Brevard

If you are in need of community assistance or support services, and are not in jeopardy of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment, please call 211 for assistance. 211 Brevard is a free referral source for various services available in Brevard County.


Primary Access to Health Clinic (PATH)
The Primary Access to Health (PATH) program is a community partnership effort between the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and the Brevard County Health Department to provide primary medical care to the adult members of Brevard County who meet certain eligibility requirements.


Natural Supports

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
YMCA
Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Greater Orlando
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Space Coast
Non-profit Organizations Directory
Connect Brevard
Alcoholics Anonymous – Space Coast
Food Bank Monthly Calendar
Creative Learning Brevard


Substance Abuse Addiction

Useful Guide Explaining the Link between Addiction and Anxiety
Addiction Center
Drug Treatment Center Finder
Project Know: Understanding Addiction
Substance Abuse Resources for Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
The Guide to Keeping Your Job Before, During and After Rehab


Bullying

KnowBullying App

Parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship, and help prevent bullying. KnowBullying, a new mobile app by SAMHSA, encourages dialogue between you and your children and helps you start a conversation.

KnowBullying by SAMHSA includes:

  • Conversation Starters: Start a meaningful discussion with your child.
  • Tips: Learn ways to prevent bullying.
  • Warning Signs: Know if your child is affected by bullying.
  • Reminders: Find the right time to connect with your child.
  • Social Media: Share tactics and useful advice.
  • Section for Educators: Prevent bullying in the classroom.

The KnowBullying app is available for Android™ and iPhone®. It is a free resource for mobile devices provided by SAMHSA, in conjunction with the StopBullying.gov Federal partnership. Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand.

Get the KnowBullying app today.