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Friends of Foster Children Wants Your Wheels

Friends of Foster Children of SWFL Inc. (FFC) is pleased to announce they are now accepting vehicle donations through a partnership with Naples Auto Donation Center Inc. (NADC). NADC is a local charitable vehicle donation program that simplifies vehicle donation processing for Collier County non-profits. “Non-profits are often hesitant to accept donated vehicles, because of […]

FBCH student selected for participation in Florida Leadership Academy

Florida Baptist Witness FBCH student selected for participation in Florida Leadership Academy Jul 18, 2012 By STAFF TALLAHASSEE (FBCH)—Kei Kei. It’s a strong, memorable name that perfectly suits the take-charge personality of a 15 year-old girl with an electric smile who lives on the Tallahassee campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. Right now, Hannah […]

No arrests in the suspected child abuse death of 5-month-old Bonnie Caban Pearce

Orlando Sentinel No arrests in the suspected child abuse death of 5-month-old Bonnie Caban Pearce By Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel 9:22 p.m. EST, July 18, 2012 Tears streamed down Amanda Pearce’s face as she recalled the turmoil of the past two years. At 16, Pearce dealt with a difficult, unplanned pregnancy that she says nearly […]

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Gov. signs bill creating tougher penalties for not reporting child abuse

WFTV Orlando June 18, 2012 The Penn State sex abuse scandal has prompted new legislation in Florida. The governor just signed a bill into law that creates tougher penalties for not reporting child abuse. The law takes effect in October, but the Department of Children and Families is already preparing for an onslaught of calls […]

Clearwater police say man drove drunk while child sat in backseat

St. Petersburg Times Clearwater police say man drove drunk while child sat in backseat 04/29/2012 CLEARWATER — Salvador Rojo Medina’s first mistake wasn’t that he chucked his Modelo beer can out the window of his truck window while driving. But that action was what caught the attention of a Clearwater police officer Friday night. The […]

Study: Young children, black children often abused

Research reveals extent of Palm Beach County abuse by ZIP code April 23, 2012|By Ben Wolford, Sun Sentinel More than half of all abused children in Palm Beach County are younger than 6, according to a new study that also found 44 percent of abused children were black, despite making up only a quarter of […]