What's Happening at Brevard Family Partnership
Lydia Joyner: From Foster Care to Filmmaking



Merritt Island High alum and writer/director Lydia Joyner will share her experiences growing up in the foster care system and overcoming adversity to become a filmmaker. She has adapted her life story into a feature film which will be produced this spring.


Lydia will be speaking at the Cocoa Beach Library on September 30th at 3PM. Come to see what she's working on and hear her remarkable story!


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Parenting in Today's World FREE Workshop



You are invited to a FREE Parenting Workshop on Saturday, October 6th from 8AM-12PM, presented by the Brevard County School Board.


Topics Include:

  • Addressing the needs of the young child
  • Fathering: Mission Possible!
  • Advocating for my child's success in school.
  • What your teen wants you to know.
  • The single parent journey.
  • Raising a healthy, happy child


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Angels in Adoption Award for Intervention Services



Rep. Sandy Adams (FL-24) recently announced that Intervention Services, Inc. (ISI) was selected as Florida's 24th District Angels in Adoption™ winner for 2012.  Representatives of ISI and Brevard Family Partnership traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to participate in the awards ceremony and take part in the events honoring adoption heroes from around the country. 


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Brevard Candidate Forum hosted by BFP, CHS and Devereux 



Brevard Family Partnership, along with partners Children's Home Society Florida - Brevard Division and Devereux hosted a candidate forum on September 14, 2012. The goal was to give those who serve or have an interest in the welfare and safety of children to hear directly from the candidates their platforms and how they are aligned with supporting the successful, locally operated, Community Based Care model and the mission of the organizations' roles of protecting children and strengthening families.


View pictures of the event on our Facebook page!


Register today for the 7th Annual Walk for Love and NEW 5K!




The 7th Annual Walk for Love is just around the corner! This year we've added an exciting new event, the Run for Love 5K! Join us for these TWO fun-filled, family-friendly events that support adoption for Brevard's children. These events will be held on November 17th at the Church at Viera.


Everyone is invited to run in the 5K at 7:30AM (register here) or walk at 9:00 AM (register here) -- or both! Come enjoy the festivities and cheer on our contestants. Reserve your spot TODAY to guarantee you place at the starting line!

In This Issue
Lydia Joyner: From Foster Care to Filmmaking
Parenting in Today's World
Angels in Adoption
Brevard Candidate Forum
7th Annual Walk and Run for Love
Upcoming Events
October 6 - Parenting Workshop
Community Partners





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Melbourne, Florida 32935
Nominate a Young Leader for LEAD Brevard's 4 Under 40! 



Nominations are now open for the 2013 "4 under 40"!  This is a simple process with a big impact.

We know you know someone who should be nominated for this award.  Who are the young leaders in your sphere of influence that are making a difference today? Nominate them for this prestigious recognition! 

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!
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. is compiling personal and family favorite recipes for the first ever Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Family Cookbook! You are invited to submit your personal or family recipes for inclusion in in the first edition. Deadline for submission is October 19, 2012.
Click here to access the recipe submission form.Two lucky participants will be randomly chosen to receive a free copy of the final publication.