Strategies for Fostering Grateful Children

by Guest Columnist Sandy Chase Gifts abound during the holiday season.  But are our children grateful?  More important, what strategies can parents and/or teachers ... continue reading

How School-Based Therapy is Destigmatizing Mental Health

By Lavonna Gregory, school-based mental health therapist “My family thinks I’m crazy … is there something wrong with me?” In-school mental health counseling is ... continue reading

Safe Tips for Trick or Treating That Every Parent Should Know

By Lisiane Jimenez, M.A., School-Based Mental Health Therapist As a school-based mental health therapist and the mother of two teenagers, I have put a ... continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Family Support Worker

By Merab-Michal Favorite, Marketing and Development Manager  Meagan pulls her minivan up to a small white house with peeling paint and a dilapidated car ... 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

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: a Prevalent and Invisible Disability

by Sandy Chase, guest blogger  A mother holds her child who was diagnosed with FASD at The Florida Center for Early Childhood. Knowing about ... continue reading

Hurricane Dorian Relief

By Staff Report Update: Thank you for your amazing response for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts! We received so many supplies that Agape Flights, the ... continue reading

Don’t Miss our Annual Winter Gala

Join us in providing local children with a “happily ever after” by supporting the annual benefit for The Florida Center for Early Childhood. The ... continue reading

How to Manage School Year Stress

By: Jenna Froug, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Brentwood Elementary It’s officially the second week of the new school year. While there is a ... continue reading

Moving Upstream: The Importance of Child Abuse Prevention Programs

By Debbie Keyso, Vice President of Healthy Families Services  Many people will point to statistics to explain why investing in child abuse prevention programs ... continue reading