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Florida Legislature Reduces BFP Funding – Cuts May Affect Programs/Services

An amendment introduced into Florida Senate Bill 2146 late in the second to last day of the 2011 Florida legislative session has passed both the House and Senate. The amendment creates a CBC Equity Funding statute (F.S. 409.16713) that will result in significant funding reductions for Brevard County’s child welfare system of care, effective July 1, 2011. […]

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Brevard CARES Receives CAPTF award for Group/Field Team Work

April 15, 2011 – Brevard CARES was recognized by the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard for its child abuse prevention efforts with the presentation of the Social Service Award for Group or Team Field Work at the task force’s 15th annual Child Abuse Prevention Awards Banquet on April 14 at the Hilton Rialto […]

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BFP CEO receives Children’s Hero award from Eckerd Youth Alternatives

March 6, 2011 – Brevard Family Partnership CEO, Dr. Patricia Nellius, received the “Children’s Hero” award, one of three presented to community leaders by Eckerd Youth Alternatives at the organization’s “Brevard Walk of Fame” gala on March 5. Dr. Nellius was recognized for her talent in transitioning Brevard County’s child welfare system of care which has helped to dramatically improve […]

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300 Gather for National Wraparound Conference

MELBOURNE, FL – February 21, 2011 – 300 social service professionals, from 37 states and Alberta, Canada gathered in Cocoa Beach, February 15 to 18, to share the latest information and advancements in the field of Wraparound, the family-centered, strength-based community model of abuse prevention and diversion.  The event was presented by Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard […]

Dr. Robert Cross recognized for service to community agencies

MELBOURNE, FL – Dr. Robert Cross, a world-renowned psychologist in the field of adolescent and adult mental health will be recognized by Brevard Family Partnership for over five years of volunteer service to the children and families served by Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency.  The recognition will take place during BFP’s January board of directors’ […]

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BFP CEO to to present training through National Wraparound Initiative

Dr. Patricia Nellius-Guthrie, CEO of Brevard Family Partnership and a recognized national expert in the field of child welfare and the Wraparound abuse prevention model will present The Art of Wraparound in the Child Welfare Environment on Tuesday, January 25, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The presentation will provide technical assistance to individuals and organizations that want to […]

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DCF Urges Floridians to Be Aware of the Dangers of Human Trafficking

CONTACT: DCF Communications (850) 488-4855 DCF Urges Floridians to Be Aware of the Dangers of Human Trafficking Jan. 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day TALLAHASSEE – Human trafficking is a devastating human rights violation and a human tragedy.  In recognition of January 11, 2011, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Children […]

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Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue

Over 400 Walk for Love at the Avenue – Event raises awareness about child adoptions in Brevard By Geo A. Ropert, APR MELBOURNE, FL – The reading of a proclamation from the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners naming November 20 as “National Adoption Day in Brevard” kicked off Brevard Family Partnership’s fifth annual “Walk for Love” to raise awareness […]

Viera adoption ceremony unites new families

By Rick Neale, FLORIDA TODAY – Online Story and Photos VIERA — Nathan Ebel, a boisterous blond 2-year-old, grinned and clutched a tan stuffed puppy moments before joining his new family. But first, his future brother Travis, 11, had to stand before a judge and vow a solemn oath in a packed courtroom: “Do you […]

13 Brevard children find families for National Adoption Month

By: Greg Pallone – Central Florida News 13 VIERA – Nov. 18, 2010 – Thirteen children now have a reason to smile for the holidays: They’ve been adopted. At a special ceremony Thursday at the Brevard County Courthouse, the children were legally allowed to join their new families. November is National Adoption Month, and the ceremony was made possible […]

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