More Than A Children’s Home

Posted on September 20, 2022

Through the leadership of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home was founded in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage. From those humble beginnings with just two orphaned children, the Children’s Home quickly grew. During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the Children’s Home grew much of its own food, tended dairy

Mental Health Awareness Month and Trauma Informed Care

Posted on May 23, 2022

Since it was first recognized in 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month. The stigma around mental health still remains, although it is improving as people gain a better understanding of the causes and treatments for mental health. At the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, many of our youth deal with these issues as

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?