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…

The Scourge of Human Trafficking Hits Close to Home

President Obama has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month serves to increase public awareness of this unrecognized and misunderstood problem occurring in our own backyards. Many businesses, organizations and communities are doing their part by increasing awareness and implementing training on how to identify and combat human trafficking. Through…

Daly Natural Fit for DJJ Secretary

On Dec. 18, Gov. Scott appointed Christina Daly as Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. During her previous roles, especially during her role as the DJJ Interim Secretary, she proved to be an exceptional leader and natural fit for the position. Before starting at DJJ, Ms. Daly dedicated her time to working for…