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See the latest news and events going on with Embrace Families.
Jun 04, 2021
Want to learn more about how you can support the teens in your life?
Embrace Families is offering a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training course for members of our Central Florida community. (Click here to read Sentinel Op-Ed by Rebecca Leininger, VP, Embrace Families Solutions) YMHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance…
May 19, 2021
At Embrace Families, our topmost priority is the well-being of Central Florida children who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse or neglect. This is accomplished, in great part, by bringing a sense of stability and normalcy to kids whose disrupted family lives often make them feel alone and…
May 18, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a perfect time to spotlight a new program aimed at helping families who have children experiencing significant mental health challenges. With more than 50% of lifetime mental health issues presenting before the age of 14, linking families to timely and appropriate…
May 07, 2021
May is National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month – a time to celebrate the families that open their hearts and homes to children when they are needed the most. Fostering involves the whole family. This month Lake Mary Life profiles two extraordinary young girls who have become big sisters to the many children their family…
Apr 07, 2021
MANicure Movement: Join the Movement to polish off child abuse!
One fingernail painted blue starts … one conversation that moves us … one step closer to ending the tragic reality that… one in five children will suffer abuse before the age of 18. The MANicure Movement® is a grassroots effort designed to raise awareness of child abuse as a…
Mar 12, 2021
Dance Dream & Inspire Event
This year’s special edition Dance Dream & Inspire may look different, but the most important part remains the same – together, we will raise much-needed dollars to help keep Central Florida kids safe and thriving. Today launches five weeks filled with dancing, music and mission moments. Over the course of…