The month of May has been declared ‘Foster Care Month’ in…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Smiling young loving mum talking with little preschool daughter with favorite stuffed toy, playing in living room at home, mother laughing with child, babysitter playing with pupil Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSFirst Lady Casey DeSantisFoster Care MonthGovernor DeSantisMay 2020 Previous articleOrange County Animal Services reopens for adoptions, reclaiming or surrendering a pet, other services; donated supplies neededNext articleFlorida U.S. representative rips ‘appalling’ Veterans Affairs ban on Memorial Day ceremonies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment!center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Over 6,700 foster families in Florida have opened their hearts and homes to more than 8,150 children, with some even committing to care for youth impacted by COVID-19 From the Office of Governor Ron DeSantisThis week, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis recognized May 2020 as Foster Care Month in Florida, bringing statewide attention to children and families in the foster care system, while encouraging all Floridians to continue supporting each other during the current public health emergency.“Florida is blessed to have over 6,700 foster families that have opened their hearts and homes to 8,150 children and youth,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Even in this time of stress and uncertainty, many families have committed to providing care for young people if they contract COVID-19 or they are exposed to the virus. That level of compassion and dedication is admirable, and as a father of three, I find it really moving.”“All children deserve a loving home. As we continue to navigate through this public health emergency, we can’t lose sight of that; we must keep our foster families and youth top of mind,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “Offer to drop off groceries at the front door or schedule a time to video chat – any kind gesture large or small can have a meaningful impact.”Despite COVID-19, foster families are demonstrating resiliency, providing invaluable emotional support, and ensuring foster children and youth can safely connect with their biological families, as appropriate. Most are also overseeing distance learning, which was extended through the end of the school year – motivating the young people in their care to remain focused and achieve educational success.“I’m so grateful for Florida’s foster families,” said Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Chad Poppell. “Now more than ever, our young people need stability and reassurance, and most importantly, to know that they’re not alone. Fortunately, our foster care system is filled with loving, caring individuals, and I’m confident that they’re rising to the challenge.”DCF contracts with 17 community-based care lead agencies (CBCs) throughout the state to provide a range of child welfare services, including foster care. These agencies recruit and train Florida’s foster families.For more information about foster care and to learn more about how you can help Florida’s foster families, contact your local CBC or visit www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/foster-care/. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img