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Events

december, 2022

Brevard Family Partnership, our partners and providers host various meetings, training seminars, and conferences designed to advance our profession and provide necessary information to our colleagues, foster and adoptive parents, and stakeholders.

Agency Meetings

Following Florida’s Sunshine Law, Brevard Family Partnership posts these notices for public meetings and events where two (2) or more BFP Board members may be in attendance. All interested parties may attend. 

Meetings occur at Brevard Family Partnership’s main office, located at 389 Commerce Pkwy Suite 120, Rockledge, FL 32955, unless otherwise noted. All interested parties may attend. The facility where these public meetings are held is accessible to the physically disabled. Per the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these public meetings should contact Christopher Goncalo at 321-752-4650 or christopher.goncalo@brevardfp.org.

Brevard Family Partnership Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Fourth Thursday of the month (excluding July and November where there are no meetings)
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details.

Family Allies Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Fourth Thursday Quarterly
Time: 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details.

Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Fourth Thursday Quarterly
Time: 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details.

Brevard Family Partnership Board Executive Committee Meeting
Date: Third Thursday, Monthly
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details.

Brevard Family Partnership Board Finance Committee Meeting
Date: Third Wednesday, quarterly
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details.

Brevard Family Partnership Board Recruitment Committee
Date: Second Wednesday Monthly
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details. 

Brevard Family Partnership Board Marketing Committee Meeting
Date: The 3rd Wednesday, bi-monthly
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details

Brevard Family Partnership Board Risk Management Committee Meeting
Date: The 4th Wednesday, bi-monthly
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Please contact Laurie-Anna DeGennaro at 321-266-0603 for video conference details

Notice: Your attendance at or participation in an event or activity presented by Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard C.A.R.E.S., or The National Center for Innovation and Excellence implies your consent to be photographed or videotaped for promotional or educational purposes. For specific questions or concerns about this notice, please contact our Public Relations Department at (321) 752-4650.

Volunteer Information Session

Contact Katelyn Stafford at katelyn.stafford@brevardfp.org or see our Volunteer page

WELLE Training

Non-Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention (WELLE) Training is an initial mandatory session for all foster parents. Relative/Non-Relative caregivers and group home staff are invited to attend as well. WELLE training is intended to provide skills to caregivers for managing challenging behaviors. This training will teach Psychological, i.e., verbal behavior management techniques. Please note there is no childcare available. RSVP to Monica Martin at 321-752-4650 x 3026 or monica.martin@brevardfp.org before each training date to secure your spot.

LGBTQ+ Youth in Care Training

Contact christopher.goncalo@brevardfp.org for information.

Online Training, Webinar Opportunities, and Resources



Special Events

Foster Parent Informational Session

Foster families are some of the most extraordinary people in our community—your friends and neighbors who open their hearts and homes to the many children every year who suffer abuse or neglect. Join them and give a child a safe play to stay. Take an active role in their life and contribute to their health and well-being each day with guidance and support.

Are you interested in learning more? Join us for an informational session and get answers to all of your questions from professionals in the field like foster parents, adoptive parents, licensing, and adoption experts.

For the health and safety of our community, all Foster Parent Information Sessions have been moved to a virtual platform through Facebook Live. If you are thinking of becoming a foster parent, join us to get all your questions answered!

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact (321) 752-4650 ext. 3031 or foster@brevardfp.org, or see our Foster Care FAQs.

Caregiver Information Session and Orientation

Caregiver Information Sessions are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We look forward to meeting with our caregivers and providing information that will assist with navigating our system of care.

Location: 1620 Ferndale Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935

Caregiver Orientations are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Central Care Center in Rockledge and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the South Care Center in Palm Bay. Information about what to expect as a caregiver, available resources, applying for benefits, and more will be available.

  • Rockledge: 4050 Riomar Drive, Suite 2, Rockledge, FL 32955
  • Palm Bay: 6100 Minton Road, Suite 202, Palm Bay, FL 32907

For additional information or to RSVP, please contact (321) 752-4650 ext. 3082 or silvia.perez@brevardfp.org.

Monitoring Surveys

Youth Survey

Staff Survey

Training Calendars

In-Service Training Schedule

Pre-Service Training Schedule

Meeting and Event Accommodations – Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Accessibility 

If you require special accommodations to participate in any Brevard Family Partnership meeting or event, please call Christopher Goncalo, Contract and Compliance Manager, at (321) 752-4650 ext. 3060 at least seven days before the date of the activity.

Notice: Your attendance at or participation in an event or activity presented by Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard C.A.R.E.S., or The National Center for Innovation and Excellence implies your consent to be photographed or videotaped for promotional or educational purposes.

For specific questions or concerns about this notice, please contact our Public Relations Department at (321) 752-4650.