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April E-News: Message from the Executive Director

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and this year’s theme, in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America is “Help Great Childhoods Happen this April.” All children deserve safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Unfortunately, some children are subjected to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), defined as traumatic events occurring before age 18 that include all […]

Robin Whiting Recognized as 2018 Casey Excellence for Children Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that Robin Whiting, one of our incredible foster and adoptive parents, has been recognized as a 2018 Casey Excellence for Children Award recipient. Robin Whiting has adopted five children and fostered more than 30, most of them needing extensive medical care. A trained emergency medical technician, neonatal nurse and the […]

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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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]