April 2016
FFCR: What a Difference a Month Makes
FFCR participates in Wear Blue Day,
Pinwheels for Prevention
On April 8th, FFCR staff joined other child welfare professionals and volunteers at the Children's Courthouse for Wear Blue Day, part of the national Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. The Florida Campaign is a partnership of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, the Florida Department of Children and Families, Prevent Child Abuse Florida, and others. The campaign aims to prevent abuse before it happens by recognizing that all of us - individuals, corporations, government agencies, and private organizations - have a role to play. The pinwheels symbolize the happy childhoods all children deserve, and that are the building blocks of bright futures.
FFCR thanks our amazing
Citizen Review Panel volunteers
Did you know? April is National Volunteer Month! Volunteers are the heartbeat of FFCR - without their dedication and commitment, there would be no Citizen Review Panel Program. This month, FFCR is hosting a delicious lunch for each of our 14 panels to recognize the dedication of our 60 active Citizen Review Panel (CRP) volunteers.

CRP volunteers learn strategies to engage foster/adoptive parents, gain understanding of the Quality Parenting Initiative
On March 31, 2016, FFCR volunteers welcomed guest speaker Trudy Petkovich as a part of the ongoing Fostering Connections training series. Trudy's role as Executive Director of the Florida State Foster / Adoptive Parent Association and her extensive experience...
FFCR Review Specialist appointed to
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership
Policy Council
FFCR is delighted to announce that our very own Review Specialist, Melissa Martínez-Esteve, MSW, has been appointed to the Policy Council of the United Way of Miami-Dade Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership. The partnership, funded through a grant...
Foster Youth Weekly, FFCR's Online Newspaper
Like being in the know? FFCR curates  Foster Youth Weekly an online paper focusing on r esources useful to and supportive of youth in foster care and young adults recently in care. Check it out for employment information and more.  To receive it in your inbox, be sure to   subscribe !