Category: News and Articles

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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December E-News: Message from the Interim CEO

The end of the year offers us each an opportunity to look back at the previous year and take stock in both our accomplishments as well as our challenges that remain for the year to come. In 2017, the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies grew with the addition of our fourth agency, Family Allies.…
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October E-News: Message from the Interim CEO

In high school, my niece Meagan was active on Space Coast crew, which according to their website, is a non-profit organization established during the summer of 1996 to promote the sport of rowing among Brevard County Scholastic students, grades 8-12. She was so accomplished that she received a crew scholarship to the University of Tampa.…
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Message from the CEO

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life. I will retire on September 30, 2017 after serving as CEO of the Brevard Family Partnership Family of Agencies for the past 13 years. Starting October 1, 2017, Jim Carlson will assume the role of Interim CEO…
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