Child Welfare System Looks To Institute To Help 'Steer A Course'Lawmakers and those charged with improving Florida's child welfare system await as a state institute prepares it's first report on the troubled sector for Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature.
Child Welfare Bill Draws Calls For 'Moral Outrage' & More Funding A Florida Senate panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping child-welfare reform bill amid calls from foster parents to help more children and pleas from providers to fund the changes properly.
Lawmakers Grapple With Changing The Culture At DCF Both chambers of the Legislature took up child-welfare reform Tuesday, hearing from a wide range of experts with research about staff turnover and caseloads.
Report Blasts State Over Child Abuse DeathsThere’s a scathing new report out regarding the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
DCF Moves To Implement Group's Child Safety Recs Florida’s Department of Children and Families, with at least 20 child deaths reported since April, is working on implementing a new approach to child safety—aiming at a more proactive method of ensuring children in harms way are protected--before it's too late.