What's Happening at Brevard Family Partnership
Message from our CEO


Welcome to Brevard Family Partnership's first monthly electronic newsletter! Our goal is to keep you up-to-date and informed on the activities across the community of practice, as well as opportunities for you to become involved in our local System of Care.
Every day, we strive to achieve our mission of Protecting Children, Strengthening Families and Changing Lives. Together in partnership, we are making Brevard one of the recognized leaders in systems of care transformation, for the betterment of our children, families, and community.
Once again, welcome, and enjoy!

Dr. Patricia Nellius
Chief Executive Officer 
Community Gathers for "State of Our Children"


Community leaders from all areas of social services, government and business attended the recent "State of the Children and Families" community forum to learn how the local child welfare System of Care has progressed since privatization.


The goal of the 1st of 3 community meetings was to present a snapshot of the past, present, and to plan for the future of our local System of Care and to obtain input from those in attendance regarding the future of community based care in Brevard. 


Board of County Commissioners Offers Resolution in Support of BFP


CC Resolution 


On April 10, 2012 the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners presented a resolution acknowledging their continued support of Brevard Family Partnership as the Lead Child Welfare Agency in Brevard and endorsing our System of Care Model as designed by the local community. We appreciate the continued support from our community  leaders as we look to continually improve the System of Care.

16th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Awards Banquet
CAPTF Banquet

Join us on April 26th as we celebrate and recognize the individuals, businesses, groups and organizations that have made significant contributions in time, talent, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect and keep families safe. The banquet is presented by the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard County and Brevard C.A.R.E.S.


Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off A Success!

CAPTF kickoff
Thanks to the many volunteers and community members who came out on Saturday to support the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard and kick-off National Child Abuse Prevention Month!  It was a fun evening filled with decorated boats, pinwheels, good food, and balloon creations. A representative from Commissioner Infantini's office proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention month from the dock as the sun set.
Community Support for Children Abused in Titusville


There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for the youngsters who were recently removed from their Titusville home after suffering a prolonged period of abuse. We are happy to report that the children are in safe surroundings and receiving the support they need.
We have received several calls from people interested in helping these children, either through financial or gift donations. We are very appreciative of these kind acts. A fund has been set up in the children's name for all financial donations, and BFP will also accept gift cards. Find out how to donate or drop off gifts by visiting www.brevardfp.org.


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In This Issue
CEO Message
"State of Our Children" Community Meeting on April 13th
County Commissioners Resolution
16th Annual CAPTF Banquet
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community Support for Abused Titusville Children
Upcoming Events
November 17 - Run for Love 5K and Walk for Love
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month



"Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up with the promise and protection of a loving family.  This month, we recommit to that vision, and to providing care, stability, and a brighter future for our sons and daughters."
-- President Barack Obama
Presidential Proclamation
Community Partners




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Brevard Family Partnership
2301 Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 104
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Interested in Volunteering?
  Ntl Volunteer Week
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, supporting children who have suffered 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!


Sponsors Needed for First Annual Run for Love 5K
Brevard Family Partnership will host its first annual Run for Love 5K on November 17th. Sponsor opportunites are currently available for this exciting new event! Visit the event website for more information or click here to download a sponsor packet.