Posts Tagged ‘Florida Department of Children and Families’

  • DCF Applies for $6 Million in Additional Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Aug 7, 17 • 147 Views • DCF, Homepage SliderComments Off on DCF Applies for $6 Million in Additional Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Last week, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) submitted an application to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction grant. This grant is designed to address...

  • DCF Reminds Families to Stay Safe While Celebrating Independence Day

    Jun 30, 17 • 260 Views • DCF, HolidayComments Off on DCF Reminds Families to Stay Safe While Celebrating Independence Day

    The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) reminds parents and caregivers to take extra precautions to keep their children safe during the busy holiday weekend. Independence Day is an important time to reflect on the nation’s history and...

  • DCF Partners with Barry University to Host a Two-Week Life and Job Skills Training for Former Foster Youth

    Jun 30, 17 • 514 Views • DCFComments Off on DCF Partners with Barry University to Host a Two-Week Life and Job Skills Training for Former Foster Youth

    The Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Fostering Success Program, in collaboration with the Barry University School of Social Work in Miami, recently held a commencement ceremony marking the completion of two-week professional life skills and...

  • DCF Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Jun 15, 17 • 195 Views • DCF, Elder AffairsComments Off on DCF Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Help to be part of the solution Governor Rick Scott proclaimed today as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) recognizes this day as an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better...

  • DCF Celebrates Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day

    May 9, 17 • 297 Views • DCFComments Off on DCF Celebrates Florida Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day

    As Governor Scott proclaimed May 7-13 Public Service Recognition Week, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) encourages Floridians to reflect on the important role of Florida’s dedicated child welfare professionals who devote their careers...

  • Gov. Scott Directs DCF to Immediately Draw Down $27 Million Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    May 3, 17 • 299 Views • DCF, Government, HealthcareComments Off on Gov. Scott Directs DCF to Immediately Draw Down $27 Million Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic

    Governor Rick Scott signed executive order 17-146 directing the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to immediately begin drawing down federal grant funds totaling more than $27 million to fund opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery support...

  • What Parents Should Know When Considering Summer Camp Programs

    May 3, 17 • 345 Views • DCFComments Off on What Parents Should Know When Considering Summer Camp Programs

    Parents, it is Your Turn to do Your Homework The school year is almost over and summer time is quickly approaching. As their children finish the school year, parents across Florida are beginning to research summer camp offerings. The Florida Department of...

  • DCF’s Fraud Prevention Initiatives Result in Extraordinary Recoveries

    Apr 20, 17 • 255 Views • DCFComments Off on DCF’s Fraud Prevention Initiatives Result in Extraordinary Recoveries

    TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Children and Families’ Office of Public Benefits Integrity (OPBI) recovered more than $15 million dollars in public benefit overpayments in just the first three months of 2017, a record quarter for benefit recovery....

  • DCF, DOH, FDLE to hold workshops on opioid use

    Apr 14, 17 • 437 Views • DCF, Government, Healthcare, Homepage SliderComments Off on DCF, DOH, FDLE to hold workshops on opioid use

    At the direction of Governor Scott, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will host community workshops in Palm Beach, Manatee, Orange, and Duval counties to discuss the ongoing issue...