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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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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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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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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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