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Jul 13, 2020
Success in the System
The future for foster children can seem bleak, but Altamonte Springs Police Officer William Belt proves that today doesn't define tomorrow - and he's determined to spread that message to local kids every way he can. Source: https://www.lakemarylife.com (July/August 2020 Digital Magazine)
Jun 24, 2020
Strong families and strong communities made possible by YOU!
Lifting Families Together. As professionals constantly juggling the daily demands of managing child welfare caseloads, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of our primary mission: to lift families up so that they can reach their full potential. Which is why it is especially important to pause to say this:…
Jun 24, 2020
Your One-Stop for COVID-19 Updates
WHAT’S NEW With information coming at you from so many directions, we wanted to provide easy access to announcements and updates from Embrace Families during the COVID-19 health emergency. Refer back to this blog frequently to locate an archive of information in chronological order. Keep in mind that, in this…
Jun 19, 2020
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Emancipation
Friday, June 19, 2020: Today is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Cel-liberation Day, this American holiday dates back to 1865 when, on June 19th, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news…
Jun 03, 2020
Talking to kids about racism.
[video width="432" height="234" mp4="https://embracefamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MediaView.mp4"][/video] Dr. Katria Jenkins, Embrace Families Executive Director in Osceola County, shares her experience as a mom and an advocate and offers tips on talking to your children about current events. Source: https://bit.ly/37ZCv2w
Apr 01, 2020
Self-Help Resources to Help You Navigate through COVID-19
Embrace Families has put together a running list of self-help and educational resources to guide you through the chaos of COVID-19. Please help yourself to the list of resources below, and be sure to check back as we update the page frequently. Calming Your Family Flyer courtesy of United Way…