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Kid’s Questions for a Statistician | Stats + Stories

May 21, 2020

Latoya Jennings-Lopez hosts this special episode of Stats+Stories with the children of Howard W. Bishop middle school. Listen to Alyana and Collin ask our host John Bailer and other special guest Wendy Martinez about their careers in Statistics, and how young people can get involved early. From topics such as job prospects to COVID-19’s impact, […]

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CHS launches telehealth counseling

May 21, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is offering free, confidential telehealth counseling for children, teens and families. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of child care, interruptions to social interactions and daily routines. Children’s Home Society began in 1902 with the Orphan Trains, and many […]

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Feature Foster Family: The Lowe Family

May 20, 2020

Some years ago, Christy and Danny Lowe provided a loving home to non-relative children. They watched those children grow, flourish, become adults, enter the workforce, buy homes and even start families of their own. Inspired by seeing their kids succeed, the Lowes decided to become foster parents with the Children’s Home Society of Florida in […]

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Coronavirus prompts acts of kindness in Central Florida

May 19, 2020

Children’s Home Society of Florida, a national leader in trauma-informed counseling, launched free, 24/7 confidential online counseling for kids, parents and others. Their Family Support Warm Line connects users to a real counselor with a call, text or click. For more information, go to chsfl.org/support. In addition, two Children’s Home Society of Florida case managers rotated […]

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Rick’s Blog: CHS Family Support Line in Pensacola

May 15, 2020

CHS Family Support Line Pensacola area parents, teens and others now have immediate access to free confidential telehealth counseling with Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), a national leader in trauma-informed care and counseling. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, families are facing heightened anxiety and stressors including unemployment and lack of childcare, social interactions and daily routines. […]

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Nonprofits Won’t Survive Unless the Federal Government Helps More Medium-Size Groups

May 11, 2020

Nonprofits of all kinds provide critical help to communities across the United States, but it is the medium-sized ones that make a critical difference — those with at least 500 employees. Their workers operate food pantries, and homeless and domestic-violence shelters. They manage and staff residential facilities for young people with mental illnesses. They offer […]

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Featured Foster Parent: Tracy Garmon

May 11, 2020

“In foster care, we often hear ‘Be the village’. No one embodies this more than Tracy Garmon” – Casey Hendershot, LMHC, CHS Licensed Clinical Program Supervisor Tracy Garmon became a foster parent in 2015. She has provided a loving home to so many children in Northeast Florida she says she has lost count … but […]

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Merchon Green, Community Partnership Schools on Moonshot Radio

May 5, 2020

Dr. Nivea L. Torres takes an in-depth look at the Community Partnership Schools model with Merchon Green, CHS Director of the Community Partnership School in Dodgertown Elementary. View this interview on: Moonshot Radio on Youtube

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CBS: Child abuse may be underreported during coronavirus lockdowns, welfare workers say

May 4, 2020

Many experts predicted at the start of the pandemic that widespread self-isolation would lead to more cases of child abuse. Now, they believe cases are being underreported. Calls to child abuse hotlines have gone down since stay-at-home orders took effect, by around 50% in some states. Jericka Duncan shares the video diaries from child welfare […]

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Central Florida child abuse cases spike during pandemic

May 2, 2020

A top pediatric trauma surgeon and Central Florida child-welfare advocates are sounding an alarm over a sharp rise in severe child abuse cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic — a trend they fear could continue until classrooms reopen in August and the economy improves. “These are not just a belt mark or a […]

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