Recent news that US Marshals in Georgia rescued 39 children who had gone missing might seem like a miraculous ending to a sordid tale of children kidnapped and exploited for child sex trafficking and sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. The truth is, while their rescue by federal, state, and local... View Article
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The Boy Scouts of America was intended as an outlet for young men and women to learn character development and values-based leadership training. The nationwide program has had more than 130 million participants in its 100+ year history. Sadly, the idyllic images of youth coming together for a greater purpose... View Article
Florida’s Children First to Host Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser in Orlando to Support Critical Work with Foster YouthSeptember 8, 2020 8:21 pm Leave your thoughts
FLORIDA’S PREMIERE YOUTH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION BRINGS NAPA TO YOUR HOME FOR A GREAT CAUSE Orlando, Fla. – Florida’s Children First (FCF), an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at–risk children and youth in the foster care system, is hosting the CHILL Virtual Wine Tasting fundraiser on Thursday,... View Article
Tampa Bay Times: Siblings in foster care should be kept together, Florida says – except when it argues the oppositeAugust 31, 2020 5:30 pm Leave your thoughts
This article from the Tampa Bay Times discusses the many issues with inconsistency when it comes to crucial child placement decisions. Florida’s Children First’s Robin Rosenberg notes that the court doesn’t always get accurate information with which to make the best decision. Click here to read more.
Florida’s Premiere Youth Advocacy Organization Went Virtual to Help Youth in Foster Care Florida’s Children First (FCF), an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at–risk children and youth in the foster care system, recently hosted its first virtual fundraiser for its supporters in Miami. As we all... View Article
Howard M. Talenfeld, a preeminent children’s rights attorney, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the fields of Civil Rights Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Talenfeld has been recognized by Best Lawyers® since 2017. Since it was first published... View Article
Miami Herald: Sex abuse claims revealed at Homestead shelter, where staff was not vetted for child abuseJuly 16, 2020 2:43 pm Leave your thoughts
As reported by the Miami Herald, “the now-shuttered Homestead detention center for migrant children in Miami-Dade had four child sex-abuse claims that resulted in the firing of one employee and the resignation of two others, according to newly released documents.” Read more here.
Florida’s Children First Launches “CHILL” Virtual Fundraiser to Support Critical Work with Foster YouthJuly 7, 2020 8:50 pm Leave your thoughts
FLORIDA’S PREMIERE YOUTH ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION BRINGS NAPA TO YOU, AS IT GOES VIRTUAL TO HELP YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE Florida’s Children First (FCF), an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at–risk children and youth in the foster care system, is hosting the CHILL Virtual Wine Tasting fundraiser... View Article
Sadly, individuals who live with a disability are constantly at risk of losing their children to state care, despite having done nothing wrong and despite whether a true threat exists. Stacie Schmerling, a partner at Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, and attorney Matthew Dietz hope to shine... View Article
As reported by the Miami Herald, “Eleven children and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida’s largest group home for foster children.” Read more from the Miami Herald here.