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Family Mentor Model

Families First of Florida has been providing Therapeutic Foster Care services for almost twenty years. Understanding the importance of relationships, Families First of Florida has adapted a foster care model that will not only maintain children in foster homes, it provides additional support to our foster families. Creating relationships is how we heal from trauma.…

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National Foster Care Month

With May being National Foster Care Month, Families First of Florida recognizes the importance of every child being raised in a family setting. All children have the right to feeling safe, contributing to and belonging in a family structure. Families First of Florida knows how supporting each other as we raise children from the foster…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

What if society was able to stop child abuse before it started? What would the world look like? Would there be no need for the child welfare system or protection for youth. Overall, we would be out of a job. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There is hope. April is National Child Abuse Prevention…

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Fostering in the New Year

My name is Karen Bebnowski and I am the Director of Program Development and Marketing for Families First of Florida, LLC. The New Year provides opportunities for reflection, especially for me. I have been able to a foster and adopt children in ‘the system’; as well as be raised by my own parents who also…

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A Forever Home for the Holidays

A loving family around the holidays is the best gift we can give to our children, including those in foster care. Recently, one of our most deserving kids received the forever family he has so truly desired. JJ’s Christmas wish came true when, Peggie Hargrove his foster parent of 2 years, made him a permanent…

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