june, 2024

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.

Board and Committee Meeting Page

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 and Campaigns

Each year, Family Partnerships of Central Florida (formerly Brevard Family Partnership) collects back-to-school supplies to help caregivers prepare the children they’ve welcomed into their hearts and homes for their return to the classroom.

From now until July 22, we are accepting donations of school supplies for children and youth — ages 2 to 18 — in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties to help offset some of the financial stresses caregiver families experience as their kids head back to school.

There are several ways to help:

  • Click here or use the QR code to shop our back-to-school Amazon wish list. (Please use the gift message area to provide your name, address and email so that we can acknowledge your tax-exempt gift.)
  • Click here to donate to our back-to-school campaign.
  • Or, if you prefer to shop locally, you can drop off donations of new, unused items Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at either of our main administrative offices:
    • Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties: 901 North Lake Destiny Road, Suite 400, Maitland, FL 32751 (321-441-2060).
    • Brevard County: 389 Commerce Parkway, Suite 120, Rockledge, FL 32955 (321-752-4650).

Questions? Email community.relations@fpocf.org.

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. We look forward to meeting with our caregivers and providing information that will assist with navigating our system of care.

We have an online support group that meets the second Tuesday of each month. (Click here to join our private BFP Caregiver Support Group on Facebook (Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:00): www.facebook.com/groups/320585139069097)

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

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., Family Allies, The National Center for Innovation and Excellence, or Brevard Family Partnership Foundation implies your consent to be photographed or videotaped for promotional or educational purposes.

For specific questions or concerns about this notice, please contact our LaChrista Jones at 321-752-4650, ext. 3053.