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Sweeping child-welfare changes signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Monday a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s long-troubled child welfare agency, discarding a decade-old policy that favored the rights of parents over those of neglected and abused children — even as hundreds of infants and toddlers died gruesome and preventable deaths.

Cheap things to do with kids in Tampa this summer

Cheap things to do with kids in Tampa this summer! Because starting in 3 ... 2 ... 1... the cries of “I'm booooorrrrreddd” and “I have nothing to doooooo...” are going to start, and there's a limit to how loud you can turn up your stereo to drown those kids out before the neighbors start complaining. Most items on our list are free, but a few incur a modest charge. Consider it an investment in your summer sanity.

Students in Foster Care - US Department of Education

In the U.S. today, approximately 400,000 children and youth are in foster care at any given time and each year about 20,000 of these students emancipate (i.e., age out) of foster care.

MacArthur Foundation Fellow Tells World How to Improve Foster Care System

Recently, I asked Founder and Publisher of Youth Communication, Keith Hefner, his opinion on the current state of the foster care system because he has been helping foster youth use writing as a cathartic tool for decades.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.

Children & Disasters

An active or extremely active Hurricane Season is predicted for 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continues to provide details on active weather alerts and national weather forecast maps.

Hurricane Preparedness - Be Ready

Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation.

What Children in Foster Care Need Is Parenting

The following article appeared on the National CASA Blog The National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association—a nationwide network of volunteer advocates changing the lives of abused and neglected children.