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Our Kids understands the importance of legislative advocacy. We need your help in making the children in Florida on the top of law maker’s agenda. Use the links below to advocate for all children in foster care. For more information please contact Kadie Black at



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A Guide to the Flurry of Foster Care Reform Efforts in Washington

Access to Papers Leads to Uninterrupted Scholars (A+ PLUS) Act of 2012
The recently introduced bill, Access to Papers Leads to Uninterrupted Scholars (A+ PLUS) Act of 2012, will allow child welfare agencies to help foster youth succeed in school.
Currently, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), unintentionally hinders the educational success of students in foster care by creating a barrier between school records and the temporary guardians of the youth – the child welfare agencies. Without access to a student’s records, child welfare agencies and social workers are limited in their ability to advocate for the youth’s educational success. The A+ PLUS Act will rectify this situation by granting child welfare agencies direct access to school records for youth in care.
Extended Foster Care
The New Year brings new resolutions for ensuring our Young Adults a thoughtful transition into adulthood. We are excited to introduce a New Road-To-Independence program that assists our Young Adults in building supportive relationships and connections, managing money, pursuing educational and vocational opportunities, finding and maintaining employment, securing housing, maintaining health and wellness, exploring identity and culture, and developing additional life skills
Children’s Week in Tallahassee
Children's Week is a grassroots event. Since its inception, Children's Week is supported by over 80 different non-profit, corporate, philanthropic, faith based, state agencies and organizations. Children's Week develops and implements over 200 community events and activities statewide, bringing thousands of parents, children, policy makers, professionals, community leaders and concerned citizens together to share valuable knowledge and information about children's issues in each community across the state and at the State Capitol.  
The Children’s Movement
The Children’s Movement of Florida is a citizen-led, non-partisan movement to educate political, business and civic leaders – and all parents of the state – about the urgent need to make the well-being and education of our infants, toddlers and all other children Florida's highest priority.
Our mission is not about raising taxes, but rather about raising children. Florida's children deserve to be our first priority when deciding how the state's resources are spent.
Florida Children’s Service Council
The Florida Children’s Services Council (Florida CSC) is a non-profit association that represents children’s services councils in counties throughout the state. Florida CSC employs the collective strengths of these public organizations to improve young lives by making strategic investments in the well being of Florida’s children. Its mission is to promote policies that build effective primary prevention and early intervention systems for young children and their families.
Show your support for the proposed federal legislation known as the Protect Our Kids Act and the related House Commission to Prevent/Eliminate Child Fatalities from Child Abuse/Neglect.