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Heartland for Children:  Faith-based Initiatives

Heartland for Children: Faith-based Initiatives

Through your ministry you inspire and touch the lives of so many children and families. We are in need of leaders of faith based ministries throughout our local communities that will partner with Heartland for Children in implementing a faith-based initiative. This partnership will encompass both universal and targeted efforts to provide family and community supports that will build protective factors for the families within our communities.

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Business Partnerships for Community Success

Business Partnerships for Community Success

We are fortunate to live in the tri-county area of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties where local businesses are not only a part of the decorative landscape but their business practices demonstrates they believe in giving back to support and strengthen children and families.

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Safety:  Teen Dating Violence

Safety: Teen Dating Violence

By the time a student finishes high school one third will experience some type of abuse in their relationships.  Who does this happen to?  Dating Violence can happen anywhere and to anyone.  The only thing that victims of abusive relationships have in common is that they have nothing in common. Dating violence happens regardless of socio-economic status, geographic area, age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical size.   Even men can be victims of dating violence. 

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It was so valuable to hear the stories and anecdotes. They took “fostering” from theoretical, a mental exercise, to something I could imagine myself living. Fear of the unknown can be a huge inhibitor, but these classes helped me feel more prepared.