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Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Stress

By Pam Wilsen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist Here are four things families can do to deal with back-to-school stress  Fall 2020 is shaping up ... continue reading

Coffee with Consultants: A weekly advice vlog for parents

By Starfish Academy Social-Emotional Consultants Stephanie Essex & Yang Sandoval As a new mom, Yang Sandoval, a social-emotional counselor at Starfish Academy was having ... continue reading

Being a “Good Enough” Parent During COVID-19

By Jennifer Gravesen, School-Based Therapist at Glenallen Elementary Many parents across the globe are under a great deal of stress due to the ramifications ... continue reading

The Florida Center CEO to retire after nearly 20 years of service

Staff Report Kathryn Shea has served as the CEO of The Florida Center for the last 12 years. Chief Executive Officer of The Florida ... continue reading

The Florida Center: Why It’s Worth the Drive

By Kim Williams, director of developmental Services/FASD diagnostic team For 25 years I have traveled every day from my home in St. Pete Beach ... continue reading

Is it Autism, Prenatal Substance Exposure, Genetics, or All of the Above?

By Kathryn Shea, President and CEO of the Florida Center for Early Childhood At The Florida Center, we are witnessing a growing number of ... continue reading

Starfish Academy Has New Director!

The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Starfish Academy has a new director this week! Susan Miranda Carney joins The Florida Center with a degree ... continue reading

Feel Good Friday, “Derrick’s Story”

It’s Friday and we have all the feels because of this amazing story about a boy who recently overcame developmental issues thanks to one ... continue reading

Dr. Kristie Skoglund Named to Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2018 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

Our very own Dr. Kristie Skoglund, Vice President of Clinical Services, was recently named to The Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2018 Gulf Coast Leadership ... continue reading

Get To Know The Florida Center: Kaitlyn Kramer

If you have ever wondered who is the voice behind our website and social media, get to know our director of marketing and communications, ... continue reading