Author: Brevard Family Partnership

January E-News: Message from the Executive Director

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. During the month of January, advocates, organizations, and individuals unite to raise awareness about Human Trafficking, defined as the “recruitment, transportation, harboring, or purchase of persons for the sole purpose of exploitation.” Brevard Family Partnership has strengthened its’ focus and support on the identification, prevention and treatment of survivors.…
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Brevard County Board of County Commissioners issues proclamation in support of Brevard Family Partnership

MELBOURNE, FL – December 18, 2018 – Today, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation acknowledging its continued support of Brevard Family Partnership as the lead child welfare agency in Brevard County and endorsing the System of Care model it employs, which has served the children and families of Brevard County for more…
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Celebration of Adoption event joins 21 Brevard foster youth with their “forever families”

MELBOURNE, FL – November 19, 2018 – Brevard Family Partnership, in conjunction with the Honorable Charlie Crawford, Guardian ad Litem Program, Family Allies, and IMPOWER, hosted a Celebration of Adoption event on November 16, 2018, to celebrate the joining of 21 Brevard County foster youth with their “forever families.” During the official, yet festive ceremonial…
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Brevard Family Partnership Welcomes Phil Scarpelli as New CEO

MELBOURNE, FL – November 13, 2018 Brevard Family Partnership (BFP) announced today that Phil Scarpelli has been selected as Brevard Family Partnership’s new chief executive officer. “I am honored to have been elected as Brevard Family Partnership’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high quality services and…
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August News: Message from the Executive Director

Back to School Success The beginning of the school year is an exciting time, but it can also be filled with stress and anxiety. Apprehension and fear of the unknown can make the back to school event a challenging one for the entire family. To support this transition, ensure that children have access to caring…
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July E-News: Message from the Interim CEO

Summer is going by quickly and the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies has been busy! This summer we have celebrated the one year anniversary of Family Allies, hosted our annual Youth Thrive Summit, and are wrapping up our school supply drive with participation in the Back to School Expo community event at Melbourne Square…
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National Make a Difference to Children Month Spotlight: Angela Oliver-Burgess

In recognition of National Make a Difference to Children Month, we would like to feature one of the many individuals in our community making a difference to the children in our care, Angela Oliver-Burgess. Briefly please describe the work that you are doing with youth in our community. With my organization SMILE for Budgie, I…
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Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies Back to School Supply Drive

For most kids, the start of a school year is an exciting time, filled with new supplies and hope for success. Together we can help children in care enjoy the same experience!  You can help give local children the confidence they need to succeed in school by donating school supplies. It’s a great way to give back…
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June is National Safety Month

Hurricane season is upon us and officially spans from June 1 through November 30. Brevard Family Partnership’s Disaster Preparedness Plan lays out a detailed plan of action steps, tasks, and responsibilities (both pre and post-storm) that ensures the safety and protection of children, families, and team members.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By Phebe Powell, Executive Director, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. May is Mental Health Month and May 7th– 13th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. Did you know that 1 in 5 children suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health disorder? Mental health disorders are the most common health issues faced by our nation’s school-aged children and…
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Robin Whiting Recognized as 2018 Casey Excellence for Children Award Recipient

Robin Whiting Recognized as 2018 Casey Excellence for Children Award Recipient

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Task Force Recognition Banquet

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Task Force Recognition Banquet.  Nominations will be accepted February 1 – February 28, 2018.  Nominate an individual, group, agency, or team that has positively impacted the “at risk” children and families in Brevard County online here. The banquet will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 from 11:00 am – 2:00…
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