July 7, 2020 8:50 pm
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
June 22, 2020 8:07 pm
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
June 18, 2020 8:37 pm
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.
June 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Howard M. Talenfeld, a respected children’s rights attorney and Business Unit Leader of Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, has been named Chair of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, as appointed by Bar President Dori Foster-Morales. This is Talenfeld’s second appointment as Committee Chair, having... View Article
June 9, 2020 2:41 pm
Pediatricians say they are seeing alarming injuries and deaths as the coronavirus pandemic cripples the nation’s early-warning system for child abuse. Read More Here
May 8, 2020 6:32 pm
As reported by CBS 12, a man and a woman face aggravated child abuse charges in connection to a mute and blind quadriplegic girl being left unsupervised at a hospital in West Palm Beach. Read more here.
May 7, 2020 3:42 pm
Sadly, many of the challenges we are all facing during this pandemic are similar to what children in foster care experience every day. Hear firsthand from Florida Youth Shine advocate Jessica Overstreet in this op ed from Fostering Families Today magazine. Click here to read more.
May 4, 2020 7:27 pm
The Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez,” is the tragic story about catastrophic failures of the California child welfare system that led to the torture, abuse and death of an 8-year-old boy at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. The events might have unfolded 3,000 miles away.... View Article
April 29, 2020 8:05 pm
According to NBC News, sex predators are increasingly trying to exploit kids online with so many school children home doing online learning amid the Coronavirus crisis. FBI agents have reported a growing number of complaints from parents. Read more here.
April 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Howard M. Talenfeld, a preeminent children’s rights attorney and partner with Justice for Kids, a division of Kelley Kronenberg, was recently honored by 2-1-1 Broward as the Non-Profit Organization Board Leader of the Year. Since 2002, Howard has served as founder and Board President for Florida’s Children First (FCF), Florida’s... View Article