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NWF Health Network

Child Protection

NWF Health Network

NWF Health Network is the lead agency for a system of care in which we contract with partnering agencies for those services considered as essential, or “core”, for the delivery of child protection services. These services include case management and independent living, foster home management, adoption services, family intervention services, supervised visitation services, residential group care, and shelter services. We also contract when possible, with agencies who can deliver services considered to be an enhancement to the core services such as prevention services, mentoring services, and nurse case management services.

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Learn more about becoming a Foster Parent:

Escambia & Santa Rosa

For information about becoming a foster parent in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties, please contact Leigh Anne Presley at 850-739-9630.

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Okaloosa & Walton

For information about becoming a foster parent in Okaloosa or Walton Counties, please contact Stephanie Case at 850-728-2570.

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Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, & Franklin

For information about becoming a foster parent in Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, or Franklin counties, please contact Calyn Stringer at 850-264-6713.

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Bay, Washington, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, & Jackson

For information about becoming a foster parent in Bay, Washington, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, or Jackson counties, please call Hannah Green at 850-739-9634.

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NWF Health Network oversees the placement of children in foster homes. It is our goal to recruit, license, and support quality foster parents who are trauma-competent, trained, and well-equipped to serve all of our children.

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Our program is designed to provide support services to our adoptive families including on-going training and continual staff support. NWF Health and its partner agencies are committed to finding stable and supportive homes for children available for adoption.

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Our program goal is to empower kinship caregivers by removing barriers and providing needed resources to ensure that the well-being and welfare needs of children in care are met.

NWF Health Network partners with local agencies to provide case management services to the children and families involved in the child protection system. Case managers assist children and families in managing difficult life events, monitor living situations, and recommend abuse prevention services such as counseling, parent training, and supervision.

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By providing child abuse prevention services we can help families avoid the situations that lead to abuse and neglect. Child abuse prevention services include: Family counseling, In-home supervision, Voluntary protective services and Parent training.

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