National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide, the country’s 10th leading cause of death, has become a serious public health problem that takes an immense toll on family, friends and loved ones who have been effected. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 41,149 Americans took their own lives in 2013, and an estimated one million suicide attempts occur each…

June Member of the Month: Bethel Community Foundation

The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services is excited to recognize Bethel Community Foundation (BCF) as our Member of the Month. Recently awarded Agency of the Year at our 2015 Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon, BCF provides consistent and steadfast services to their community through their Truancy Intervention Program Services. BCF provides life skills classes…

Florida Network Annual Meeting – June 3-5, 2015

The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services’ Annual Meeting will commence June 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. During this three-day conference, member agencies will network with colleagues, celebrate accomplishments and learn from the works of others to continue improving the lives of children and families in need across…

May Member of the Month: TEET

The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services is proud to shine a light on our member agency of the month, Thaise Educational & Exposure Tours (TEET)! TEET strives to empower at-risk youth by educating and improving their quality of life through weekly counseling, mentoring, Enrichment Classes, tutoring and college tours. TEET brings out the…

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

The entire month of May is dedicated to National Mental Health Awareness, but May 3-9 is the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s yearly event, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the mental health needs of today’s youth.  It’s a time to advocate for effective services and support systems for children affected…

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 1983, President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a tradition that continues to this day. Since then, National Child Abuse Prevention Month has been the catalyst that encourages communities to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies as well as activities to promote the social and emotional…