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Florida Youth SHINE and Florida's Children First are committed to supporting Florida's foster youth. Click here to view Florida's Children First "Foster Care Archives" to learn more about their experiences with the foster care system!

If you have been in the system of care in Florida, Florida's Children First has created a guide to help you request your child welfare records from your Community-Based Care (CBC) provider. Click here to access this incredibly helpful resource!

We understand that having lived experience in the system of care has an impact on your mental health. As current and former youth who have lived in the child welfare system, we've felt this way too! Florida's Children First has created an archive of their experiences helping youth with lived experience manage their mental health. Click here to access the archive!


Being a teen parent is a difficult responsibility for a young person to experience. That responsibility can become more difficult to navigate as youth in the system of care. Florida's Children First has put together resources for young parents to understand their rights and responsibilities as a teen parent in care. Click here to view the Pregnant and Parenting Teens archive.

As a teen parent in foster care, it is important to understand your rights. Click here to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a parent in care.

Still don't see the resource you're looking for?  Check out the FCF Resource Page by clicking HERE.

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