Press Releases

Oct. 23, 2014 - Burrell named Brevard C.A.R.E.S. executive director

Burrell named Brevard C.A.R.E.S. executive director -- Joins organization during time of rapid growth and service expansion


Mar. 27, 2014 - April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month - Local Events in Brevard

To promote awareness of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Brevard County will host several events and activities to spread a community-wide message that everyone can help prevent child abuse and neglect. CAP Month kick-off on April 5 @ Squid Lips in Melbourne.

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Jan. 20, 2011 - Dr. Robert Cross recognized for service to community agencies

Dr. Robert Cross, a world-renowned psychologist in the field of adolescent and adult mental health will be recognized by Brevard Family Partnership for over five years of volunteer service to the children and families served by Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency. The recognition will take place during BFP’s January board of directors’ meeting on Thursday, January 28.

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Jan. 4, 2011 - Brevard CARES adds new staff

Brevard CARES recently added several new staff members. The agency provides front-end child abuse prevention services to Brevard County children and families through its innovative Wraparound Family Team Conferencing model. The additions will allow Brevard CARES to service more families that are experiencing stressors that may lead to child abuse.

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Oct. 26, 2010 - Chairs for C.A.R.E.S. to benefit Brevard C.A.R.E.S.

Local artists from Brevard County will be putting their inspirations and talents to good use, designing one-of-a-kind decorative chairs that will be auctioned off during “Chairs for C.A.R.E.S.” an event to benefit Brevard C.A.R.E.S. on Saturday, November 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Cocoa Elks Lodge – 315 Florida Ave. in Cocoa Village.

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Oct. 12, 2010 - Brevard C.A.R.E.S. launches Cribs for Kids

With the goal of reducing the number of infant deaths that occur from unsafe sleeping practices, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. recently became a Cribs for Kids chapter; the first in Brevard County. Program includes community outreach, education, and providing Pack n' Play portable cribs to families and caregivers of babies and young children.

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Jul. 19, 2010 - Havertys donates bed to burn victim

Havertys Furniture Companies’ Melbourne location recently provided a child healing from second and third degree burns with a queen size mattress and box spring. The child’s family is being served through Brevard C.A.R.E.S.

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Apr. 29, 2010 - Holmes receives Child Abuse Prevention Leader Award

Valerie Holmes, executive director of Brevard C.A.R.E.S. received the Brevard Child Abuse Prevention Task Force “Child Abuse Prevention Leader” award at the organization’s annual banquet held recently in Viera.

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Mar. 15, 2010 - BFP Reaches Milestone

Brevard Family Partnership, Brevard County’s lead child welfare agency has achieved a milestone, marking its fifth anniversary of protecting children and strengthening families. On January 30, 2005, the State of Florida Department of Children and Families initiated its first contract with what was then Community Based Care of Brevard.

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