• $0.6M

    Invested in child abuse prevention programs last year

  • 0

    Programs funded that focus on preventing abuse & neglect

  • 0

    Families strengthened & kept intact last year

  • 0%

    Were free of abuse & neglect one year after services

The Protective Factors – Building Stronger Families

Did you know there are six characteristics that many parents naturally have, or have learned, that help them be their best? They are called Protective Factors, and you can help by nurturing and supporting these in anyone you know who is raising children.

 

  • Nurturing and attachment so children feel loved and secure
  • Parental resilience which allows parents to cope with life’s ups and downs
  • Social connections that serve as cheerleaders for parents (i.e., friends, neighbors, family, co-workers)
  • Concrete support in times of need so parents know where to go and who to ask for help
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development so parents know what to expect as a child grows up
  • Social and emotional competence of children which is how a child expresses feelings in a positive way

 

Real-Time Help For Families

The Family Services Initiative is a collective partnership of agencies and a proven prevention model that works. Trained professionals guide and partner with families to help overcome their challenges. Plus, resources are available for basic need items like food, beds/bedding, transportation, and rent/utility assistance.

 

Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign

In 2015, a group of committed partners joined JWB to tackle the three leading causes of preventable child deaths for young children: suffocation due to unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and abusive head trauma. Together, we joined Tampa Bay partners to launch the Prevent Needless Deaths Campaign, trained thousands on the campaign’s facts and safety tips, and created a more targeted effort aimed at preventing infant sleep-related deaths.

Funded Programs

Be Water Smart from the Start

YMCA of the Suncoast

P: 727.467.9622

Website
Be Water Smart from the Start

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

P: 727.895.9622

Website
Children’s Outpatient

Directions for Living

P: 727.524.4464

Website
Children’s Mental Health Initiative

Community Health Centers of Pinellas

P: 727.824.8181

Website
Community Provider Position

Florida Dept. of Children & Families

P: 877.595.0384

Website
COSA Family Programs

Operation PAR

P: 888.727.6398

Website
Domestic Violence/Substance Abuse

CASA

P: 727.895.4912

Website
Early Childhood Consultation Services

Directions for Living

P: 727.524.4464

Website
Exceptional Student Education

R'Club Child Care

P: 727.578.5437

Website
Family Legal Support Services

Gulf Coast Legal Services

P: 727.821.0726

Website
Family Services

Suncoast Center

P: 727.388.1220

Website
Family Services Initiative

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares

P: 727.210.4211

Website
FSI System Navigation

PEMHS

P: 727.545.6477

Website
FSI Utilization Management

Central FL Behavioral Health Network

P: 813.740.4811

Website
Healthy Families Pinellas

Florida Dept. of Health - Pinellas

P: 727.824.6900

Website
HOME Navigation

PEMHS

P: 727.545.6477

Website
Infant Family Center

USF Board of Trustees

P: 727.767.4603

Website
Kinship

Children's Home Network

P: 813.855.4435

Website
Motivating New Moms

Operation PAR

P: 888.727.6398

Website
Nurse-Family Partnership

Florida Dept. of Health - Pinellas

P: 727.824.6900

Website
RCS Grace House

Religious Community Services

P: 727.584.3528

Website
Respite

PARC

P: 727.345.9111

Website
SafePlace2Be

Family Resources

P: 727.521.5200

Website
The Haven of RCS

Religious Community Services

P: 727.584.3528

Website
Early Childhood Court

Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida

P: 727.464.7373

Website