Category: News and Articles

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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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…
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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…
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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…
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