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Tallahassee, Fla.— Yesterday, the Florida Department of Health (Department) was proud to join the state in recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention and serve as a reminder of the safe and nurturing environment desired for every child. Pinwheels for Prevention, coordinated by Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Florida, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), is Florida’s statewide campaign that raises awareness of child abuse prevention.“Protecting the health of Florida’s children is a priority for the Department, and we aspire to do all we can to ensure the well-being of every child,” said State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. “As both a dad and a physician, I take this role seriously and am proud to consider it one of my primary goals. I encourage everyone to get engaged and find ways to support children and parents of young children in your community.” Full Story on FloridaHealth.gov
Florida’s priority is to locate and rescue survivors of Hurricane Ian. Local, state, and national search and rescue teams are working quickly to get to those in need.
While many Floridians were able to evacuate safely, some decided or were forced to shelter in place.
To assist in these efforts, the public should complete the Emergency Service Request Form on behalf of themselves or with the last known location of their loved one(s).
This information will help rescue workers locate you and your loved ones as quickly as possible.Emergency Service Request Form
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