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The Importance Of Foster Parents

Families First of Florida believes that foster care is about more then a child “doing their time”.  It is about creating life time relationships for these children: people they can trust to give them guidance and safety.  We understand that we heal from the supportive relationships. Even if the home is temporary, the relationship is…

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Caregiver Well-being to Prevent Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Unfortunately, child abuse happens every day in our community. By addressing it, we can help others become aware and ask questions. It is through real-life conversations that we increase awareness and therefore prevention. Particularly in the field of child abuse prevention, addressing caregiver needs related to…

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The Importance Of Foster Parents

Families First of Florida believes that foster care is about more then a child “doing their time”.  It is about creating life time relationships for these children: people they can trust to give them guidance and safety.  We understand that we heal from the supportive relationships. Even if the home is temporary, the relationship is…

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

It is a national effort carried on by activists, community leaders, and national and local organizations, to raise awareness about dating abuse, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating abuse among young people. The National Resource Center on…

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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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Foster Care & The Holidays

Families First of Florida has been serving children in therapeutic foster care since 2000.  We understand how difficult this time of year can be for foster children, their families and the foster parents who are caring for them. If you have ever wondered what foster care and the holidays is like, Dr. John N. DeGarmo,…

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Family Mentor Model

Families First of Florida uses a unique model for our therapeutic foster care program to better support both the children and the families they reside with.  Our tag line is Foster Hope for a reason, because we believe all people are on a life journey and the course of treatment is part of that journey. …

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Families First of Florida Expanding Therapeutic Foster Care!

We are so excited about our renewed commitment to our Therapeutic Foster Care program. The Tampa Bay Area desperately needs foster homes for children who are unable to safely reside with their families or origin. With renewed energy and a sense of urgency, Families First of Florida wants to help meet this need. Carolanne Patriaco…

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