Let's Talk About It Podcast

We have exciting news! Heartland for Children has launched our Let’s Talk About It Podcast where we provide education and resources for family matters in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties!

This platform will allow us to share conversations with experts in our community about important topics that impact our local families such as, foster care, adoption, water safety, safe sleep and much, much more

You can listen here:

Let's Talk About Foster Care

Let's Talk About Foster Care

As May is #NationalFosterCareMonth, we kicked off our first episode with “Let’s Talk About Foster Care” with our guest Susan Ripley, HFC's Director of Foster Home Licensing to share about what is foster care, why foster care is important and unveiling the common myths.

Check out Daniel's Reunification Story: https://youtu.be/7N6Yr3tSZjM

To learn more about foster care, visit heartlandforchildren.org/foster-care or call 863-519-8900 x 289.

Let's Talk About Water Safety

Let's Talk About Water Safety

Did you know that May is #WaterSafetyMonth? Water safety is a very important topic for those living in Florida because we are surrounded by water - both inside and outside our home. For this episode we interviewed Taylor Freeman, the Public Health Planning Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Polk County!

To learn more, visit the resources below:

 

Let's Talk About Reunification

Let's Talk About Reunification

June is Reunification Month and we want to invite you to join the conversation, in our latest episode of Let's Talk About It with Natalya Clemens and Sandi Denmark, Dependency Trainer with Children's Home Society on the show to talk about Reunification! Sandi has a wealth of knowledge and insight into this important topic and even shares how we as a community can wrap our arms around families in crisis to help them get on their feet and be reunited. 

Let's Talk About Mental Health + Back to School

Let's Talk About Mental Health + Back to School

The new school year is almost here! Most parents in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties agree that they want to learn more about how to prepare their children to be successful in school. 

On this episode of Let's Talk About It, Natalya Clemens, Heartland for Children's Community Engagement Specialist, and Tiffani Fritzsche, Children's Services Director with Peace River Center, talk about the importance of mental health for parents and children when it comes to going back to school! Listen in on this conversation for practical tips for parents, caregivers and children.

If you or someone you know is needed help, contact Peace River Center's Emotional Support & Crisis Line: 863-519-3744
Learn more about Peace River Center's services: peacerivercenter.org