Gabriel Myers

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

On Opening Day, Florida Senate Pushes Plan For Child Welfare Reform

Senate President Don Gaetz on Tuesday vowed to make reforming Florida’s child-welfare system a top priority of the 2014 legislative session, as a Senate panel continued its push for specific proposals to do the job.

03/04/2014

Gabriel Myers

Five Years After Boy’s Suicide, Findings Could Resurface

The suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in foster care shocked the child-welfare system in 2009. It led to a series of recommendations about Florida’s use of psychotropic medications on foster kids and how to protect already-traumatized children from sexual abuse by other abused children.

02/07/2014

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Feds Holding Hearing On Pysch Drugs Prescribed To Foster Kids

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – Two years ago the death of seven-year old Gabriel Myers who hanged himself with a shower hose in the bathroom of his Margate foster home shocked and saddened those around him. […]

12/01/2011

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DCF Says Boy Hanged Himself Due To “Neglect”

Two years after a seven year-old boy hanged himself in a Margate foster home, CBS4 News has learned that the Department of Children and Families has reversed its earlier finding that the hanging was an “accident” at the boy’s own hand.

04/25/2011

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