The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida identifies, funds, supports and tests innovative programs to improve the life outcomes of children, preserve and strengthen families and promote healthy behavior and functioning in society, recognizing that the wisest money spent is on prevention.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America). The chapter implements primary prevention activities and advocates for policies and initiatives to strengthen Florida's families and communities so children can grow and develop through healthy, safe and nurturing experiences.
Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. The program improves childhood outcomes and increases family self-sufficiency by empowering parents through education and community support.
Douglas Sessions, Jr.
William Douglas Sessions Jr. has been a fierce advocate for countless important issues impacting Florida’s children and families. For his tireless dedication to improving their lives, Sessions has been named the 2022 recipient of the Chiles Advocacy Award, presented by Children’s Week Florida and administered by The Children’s Forum.
Capital Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association
Zoe Linafelt was installed as President of the Capital Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) at the 82nd FPRA Annual Conference earlier this month. Her term will begin September 1, 2021 and conclude August 31, 2022.
Healthy Families Florida
Congressman Daniel Webster and Healthy Families Florida recently announced Senate President Pro-Tempore Aaron Bean as the recipient of the 2020 Daniel Webster Leadership Award. This accolade is presented annually to recognize individuals for their outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected in Florida, the law requires you to report it to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). For more information on reporting child abuse and neglect, please read Report Abuse, It's the Law.
We invite you to join us in making children a priority in your community. Prevention is our middle name, but it is everyone's responsibility. Doug Sessions, CEO and President