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File photo of people getting ready to watch a show at the Weeki Watchee Springs State Park. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Fla. Foster Kids Get Free State Park Passes

The Department of Environmental Protection is joining with state child welfare officials to give thousands of foster kids free passes to state parks this year.

01/20/2013

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Child Welfare Officials To Recruit More Medical Foster Homes

MIAMI (AP) — State child welfare officials are trying to recruit more medical foster homes and are increasing oversight to prevent disabled foster children from having to live in nursing homes. This week’s policy change […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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Former Child Welfare Worker Solicited Sexual Favors

A former Florida child welfare investigator has been arrested in Pennsylvania for offering a woman a clean drug report in exchange for sex.

09/15/2012

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Florida State Helping Out Foster Youth After They Leave The System

State child welfare officials are overhauling a program that helps teens as they age out of foster care.

CBS Tampa–08/16/2012