Category Archives: Advocacy

May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time designed to raise awareness about what foster parents do and why they’re needed. According to statistics from the Florida Department of Children and Families, there are just under 19,000 children in out-of-home … Continue reading

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Honor Moms Around the World

This Mother’s Day, and beyond, you can honor the Moms of the world as part of the “To Mama With Love” campaign. Check out the action on Twitter at #tomamawithlove, or join their love bomb team by creating a heartspace in … Continue reading

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Nothing to Smile About

Latest evidence of Florida’s callous disregard for the health and well-being of its children: Florida ranks last in the country in providing dental care for children on Medicaid. In 2008, only 23.5 percent of those enrolled in the program, ages 18 and under, saw … Continue reading

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We Agree: Put Your (Membership) Money Where Your Advocacy Is

Much thanks to our friends @ End Childhood Hunger for allowing us to reprint from their blog site a recent post on the membership campaign at the Children’s Movement of Florida: We’ve written about them a lot, but this is … Continue reading

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State Attorney Calls For Funding “Child Protection Teams”

Lawson Lamar, the State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orlando) penned a compelling Letter to the Editor that was published in the Orlando Sentinel on April 3, 2011. In his letter, he raised a little-known fact (at least to … Continue reading

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“Raise Revenue, Save Services”

Florida Children’s Campaign has highlighted a number of ways to increase the state’s revenue by almost 3.5 billion dollars – revenue that, if made available, could help meet the needs of Floridians without cutting vital services to children like maternal … Continue reading

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Florida’s Children First Calls For Reform Of Florida’s Child Welfare System

With four children dead and two seriously injured since January 2011 while under the so-called “protection” of the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida’s Children First has issued a well-researched and detailed position paper addressing needed reforms. The top … Continue reading

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