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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

On Sunday, September 10th, families across America celebrated Grandparents Day. Here in Brevard, over 8,500 children are currently being raised by relative caregivers, including local grandparents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) of Brevard is a local organization that strives to provide a stable home in order to ensure permanent placement with relatives in lieu of foster care. The […]

Three things to watch for in our ‘A’-rated school district

Three things to watch for in our ‘A’-rated school district By Dr. Desmond Blackburn Welcome back, teachers, students and families. You are what makes Brevard Public Schools so special – and why our district earned an ‘A’ grade from the state this year. I’m glad you’re here. In addition to new lessons and standards in […]

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August E-News: Message from the CEO

As summer comes to a close, and children are returning to school, I trust this newsletter greets you having had a memorable summer with your children, family, and friends.  Now it’s time to gear back up for the 2017-18 school year. As you prepare for your children to return to school and the structure and […]

July E-News: Message from the CEO

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of over 30,000 of Brevard’s children and families involved in the child welfare System of Care over the past decade. Together we have touched and transformed many lives. When I think of a community that truly cares for its own, I am proud to say Brevard […]

E-News Message from the CEO

School is out and it is time for summer fun and outdoor activities. However, with increased activities, comes additional risks, most of which are avoidable.  Living in Florida poses some unique risks that we need to be mindful of in keeping children safe from harm.  Florida has venomous spiders, snakes, and of course alligators and […]

May E-News: Message from the CEO

In a perfect world, all children would be afforded the opportunity to live and grow up in a loving and stable home, with a family who nurtured and protected them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau; in […]

Message from the CEO

Dear Friends and Partners, I am pleased to report that in an effort to return to the spirit and intent of Community Based Care, communities coming together to care for their own, the Brevard Family Partnership (BFP) Board of Directors has determined it is in the best interest of Brevard’s children and families to bring […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation to The Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (CAPTF) declaring April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Brevard County.   To promote awareness, CAPTF will host several events and activities to spread a community-wide message that everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect.    CAPTF […]

March E-News: Message from the CEO

March is National Social Work Month. It is a time set aside to recognize and celebrate child welfare professionals who have dedicated their lives and careers to serving others. Child welfare is a rewarding and challenging field, one that often tests those serving at the deepest core. At times it may feel like a thankless […]

February E-News: Message from the CEO

Research shows where families have access, voice, and ownership, outcomes greatly improve. In honor of National Parent Leadership month, I would like to recognize the important role our family partners and advocates play in our local System of Care (SOC) and the importance of forging strong and positive partnerships with families who enter the child […]