Child Welfare Partnerships
With a desire and commitment to have a more significant impact with at-risk children, Family Initiative has partnered with Citrus Family Care Network (Citrus FCN) to provide ongoing training and support services for caregivers in the Miami-Dade County child welfare system, the Safe Children Coalition in Sarasota County, and Family Support Services Pasco and Pinellas Counties.
For these community coalitions, Family Initiative provides pre-service and in-service caregiver education and in-home support through its Family Impact Program. The program, which draws upon the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model, equips caregivers with practical tools they can use to build connections, learn regulation strategies, and create healing environments for the children in their care so they can thrive.
These partnerships enhance Family Initiative’s ability to deliver high-quality education and support to the many exceptional caregivers and children in foster care across Florida’s Gulf Coast and South Florida.