Trauma-Informed Care

Posted on March 30, 2022

At the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, we have been following a trauma-informed approach to the care of our youth for years. Though this sounds really good, many might ask, “Exactly what does that mean?” Simply put, trauma-informed care shifts the focus of the care from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

How the Opioid Epidemic Impacts Child Welfare

Posted on August 05, 2021

Everyone agrees that there is a major problem with the levels of opioid addiction in this country. Many people know someone who is dealing with an addiction. Many more know someone who is currently impacted or has been impacted in the past by someone with an addition issue. But how did this national problem start?

How the Children’s Home Prepares For Hurricane Season

Posted on June 25, 2021

Hurricane season is upon us and households all over the south have been double-checking their preparations lately to make sure they’re ready for the next storm. But hurricane preparations begin at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home weeks before the season begins. While our Madison Youth Ranch makes similar preparations, there is a lot more

The Need for Foster Care Services Today

Posted on May 25, 2021

While foster care programs and child welfare systems vary from state to state, few will argue that the system isn’t badly broken or at least in need of serious help. It’s not uncommon for some children to be separated from their siblings. It’s also very common for children in the system to repeatedly be bounced