At FFCR, we're inspired in our work by those who go above and beyond, often on a daily basis and behind the scenes, to make the lives of children and families better.
Monthly Update - July 2016  
Child Welfare Professionals of the Month Awardees, January - June 2016
Those who work and volunteer at Florida Foster Care Review often see firsthand the many deficits and challenges at play in our child welfare system. We serve as a safety net by identifying gaps and issues for each child we review, seeking solutions to ensure children's safety, well-being and permanency. However, we also believe that case managers, attorneys and other professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty deserve recognition. Every month, FFCR recognizes an outstanding case manager or child welfare practitioner with our Child Welfare Professional of the Month Award. During the first half of 2016, we recognized the following six child welfare professionals for their extra-special efforts.
FFCR's Permanency Roundtable Program Connects Children in Foster Care to Forever Families

Jon re-entered foster care at age 10 after a failed adoption by one of his relatives. At the time he re-entered the system, he was exhibiting extreme mood swings, engaging in self-harm and avoiding physical affection.

FFCR Volunteer Selected as Finalist for United Way of Miami-Dade's Outstanding Volunteerism Award

The team at Florida Foster Care Review couldn't be happier for our own Edith Hudson who was named a finalist for the United Way of Miami-Dade's 2016 Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. The award honors individuals who exemplify volunteerism and whose commitment to bringing hope, promise and opportunity into the lives of others has had a lasting impact. Edith does just that, having volunteered more than 2,000 hours to improve the lives of children.

Claws for Kids Tickets and Sponsorships Now Available!

FFCR's Claws for Kids Luncheon is an annual tradition. Whether you're a regular or have never been before, don't miss out. Get your claws on a ticket today! Or, take a look at our sponsor benefits (more tickets, more visibility!) and become a sponsor!

Please contact Candice Maze at or 305.679.2735 for more information or to inquire about sponsorship packages.

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Foster Youth Weekly, FFCR's Online Newspaper 

Like being in the know? FFCR curates Foster Youth Weekly, an online paper focusing on resources useful to and supportive of youth in foster care and young adults recently in care. Check it out for employment info and more. To receive it in your inbox, be sure to subscribe!