What's Happening at Brevard Family Partnership
Welcome from the CEO


Dear Friends,


Making Meaningful Connections 


Brevard County is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Yet, not all of our children are fortunate enough to experience the safety and stability of growing up in a family that loves, nurtures and protects them. In these instances, it is the responsibility of all to protect children, strengthen families and change lives. 


National Child Abuse Prevention Month is April, a special time set aside to recognize the important role that communities play in protecting their children.  


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month



To promote awareness of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard County will host several events and activities to spread a community-wide message that everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect. The official kick-off for the month's events and awareness-raising campaign will took place on Saturday, April 5 at Squid Lips Overwater Grill.



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Advocacy Team Returns from Children's Week in Tallahassee



BFP board vice chair Eric Smith, board member Christa Bailey and Brevard C.A.R.E.S. board member Ralph Martinez joined a team of advocates from Brevard County have returned from Tallahassee where they met with state legislators to raise awareness of the need for a strong, community-based care system for abused and neglected children. The trip was conducted in conjunction with Children's Week, an annual recognition of important children's issues in Florida that calls to attention to childhood health, safety and development.


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Wraparound Conference Draws International Attendance   



Brevard Family Partnership and The National Center for Innovation & Excellence recently hosted its second national Wraparound conference in Cocoa Beach, FL. Over 300 social service professionals from 32 U.S. states, Canada and three African nations attended to learn more about the latest advancements and best practices in the child abuse prevention and family preservation model.


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BFP Selects IMPOWER to Provide Case Management Services   



Brevard Family Partnership announced that a new organization will soon provide case management services to children in court-ordered dependency. Central Florida based IMPOWER was selected from a pool of six organizations that bid on the contract and will be the sole provider of services. 


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In This Issue
Welcome from CEO
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Children's Week in Tallahassee
Wraparound Conference
  Upcoming Events

April 18 -- CAPTF Awards Banquet Breakfast


April 24 - BFP Board of Directors meeting


April 25 - Fiesta Brevard 

Purchase Your Fiesta Brevard Tickets Today!

Brevard Family Partnership and  Brevard CARES will be participating

in the 11th annual Fiesta Brevard!


Friday, April 25, 2014

5:30  p.m. - to 9:00 p.m.

International Palms Resort & Conference Center on A1A in Cocoa Beach.


The day will include a 'best salsa' competition, vendor tables, live entertainment, a hat parade & contest, food and so much more!


Advanced tickets available at

BFP and C.A.R.E.S. for $10.00

*Includes admission and (4) food vouchers and

a cash bar will be available

* All ticket sales directly benefit BFP and CARES





2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 104, Melbourne, FL 32935



4085 S. US 1 in Rockledge, FL 32955


To find out more about Fiesta Brevard, visit their website: http://www.fiestabrevard.com







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Brevard Family Partnership
2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 104
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Interested in Volunteering?
Brevard Family Partnership is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering time and talent to support the organization's many activities related to preventing child abuse and raising awareness of the local System of Care that serves the community. 
Visit our website to learn more, download the application form, sign up for our next Volunteer meeting and more!
Foster Parent News


March 2014
Approved Relicensed Homes
Courtland & Wanda Gross
Kevin & Mary Ellen Kilday
Brenda Smith
Norma Joseph
Robert and Carole Sainvelus
Kervian & Joseph, Jean-Claude Allonce
Carol Nelson
Sheri Vincent
Eliza & Winston Pierre-Staddad
New Licensed Homes
  Scott  & Jeannine Doyle
Congratulations! Thank you for your commitment to  Brevard's children.