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Re-accreditation of ICFH Demonstrates Fiscal and Management Integrity
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) has just received notification that the organization has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation affirms that an organization meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound and that it has met rigorous national standards for financial and management integrity.

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ICFH Pediatric Health Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) Pediatric Health Care Center has received Recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships.

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The CSAT Discretionary Grantee News
April 2013 -The CSAT Discretionary Grantee News features an interview with the Functional Family Therapy Youth Reentry Program in Miami, Florida. The issue reviews a guide to help youth after disasters, the SAMHSA treatment program directory, a guide to help youth negatively affected by caregivers, and Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment.

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Institute for Child and Family Health and The Youth Gang Resource Center Present 7th Annual Gang Summit
The summit will offer a variety of work sessions focused on combating gangs on all fronts with prevention, intervention and suppression programs. “Gang violence cannot be resolved by the police alone,” said Javier A. Camacho, MS, Community Liaison, of the Young Gang Resource Center at the Institute for Child & Family health, “we need community-level support to fight our gang problem.”

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Long Time Child Advocate Dr. Robert D. Nolan to Retire as Executive Director of Institute for Child & Family Health
The Board of Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) today announces the retirement of Robert D. Nolan, Ph.D. as Executive Director. Dr. Nolan served as the Executive Director for over 35 years, taking the organization from a few staff members serving a handful of children to 500 employees serving over 33,000 children.

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The Children’s Trust to Host Seventh Annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony
The Children's Trust will host its seventh annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony to honor individuals and programs that have made extraordinary efforts on behalf of our children and families...

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Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) Appoints New CEO to Head Agency
MIAMI---The Board of Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) today announced the appointment of Juan C. Gonzalez, Ph.D. as its CEO. Dr. Gonzalez has a 20 year career with ICFH and was previously the Director of Programs and Services.

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Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation and the Miami Marlins Announce "Back to School" Program
Miami, FL – The Back to School Caravan that begins the first day of the new school year will distribute thousands of school supplies to low income students giving them a boost from the very start...

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CHILDREN’S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (CPC) ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE AND NEW PRIMARY CARE SERVICES
The Children’s Psychiatric Center, one of Miami-Dade County’s oldest and most respected community based organizations, announced today that it has formally changed its name to the Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH).

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Institute for Child and Family Health and the Motorola Foundation Collaborate to Empower Youth to Excel in Math and Science
Miami, FL – July 20, 2010 – Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), a non-profit organization that offers prevention and treatment programs for children and families in Miami-Dade County, today announced it has received $47,700 as part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Inc. Through the grant, ICFH will fund the All-Aboard BLOCK Fest™ an interactive exhibit that provides families with young children under the age of 8 with rich, hands-on math science learning opportunity.

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SAMHSA awards nearly $21.6 million in grants to help people transition from the criminal justice system to the community
Nearly 650,000 people are released from state and federal prison yearly and arrive on the doorsteps of communities nationwide. A far greater number reenter communities from local jails.

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ICFH and Miami HEAT Host Violence Prevention Night
Miami, FL – October 27, 2010 –Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), a non-profit organization that offers prevention and treatment programs for children and families in Miami-Dade County, teamed up with the Miami HEAT to host the first annual Violence Prevention Night.

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Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) Welcomes Emil Sotolongo as New Board Member
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emil Sotolongo, CPA as a new board member.

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Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) Add Developmental Specialists on Team
Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), a non-profit organization that offers prevention and treatment programs for children and families in Miami-Dade County, today announced it has received $250,000 to fund the Healthy Steps for Young Children program from The Children’s Trust.

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Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) Receives Prestigious SAMHSA 2010 Science and Service Award
This award recognizes exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.

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SAMHSA announces the 2010 Science and Service Award winners
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has selected 28 organizations to receive the agency’s 2010 Science and Service Awards. These awards recognize exemplary implementation of evidence-based interventions that have been shown to prevent and/or treat mental illnesses and substance abuse.

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Institute for Child & Family Health Awarded $100,000 from Health Foundation of South Florida
Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH), received a $100,000 grant funding from Health Foundation of South Florida to support health information technology initiatives. The grant funding will be used to replace its current Management Information Systems with a state of the art, integrated system that would allow use by all of its 44 programs.

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AXA Advisors South Florida Volunteer’s Spend Day with Local ICFH Pre-School Children
Every year AXA people nationwide participate in an AXA Day of Service volunteer project. AXA offices in communities across the country donate time and energy to local nonprofit organizations.

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Sir Richard Bowlby Presents 50 Years of Attachment Theory to Kick off 40 Sessions at Children’s Mental Health Conference, April 8-9
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) presents Sir Richard Bowlby and other top researchers and practitioners at the Sixteenth Linking Forces Conference, April 8-9, 2010 in Miami.

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Children’s Mental Health Conference brings together top research, professionals, parents and community agencies, April 8-9 in Miami
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) presents the sixteenth Linking Forces Conference, bringing together the people who care for and work with children and adolescents in the community.

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ICFH Award winning program saved the State of Florida $36.4 million
On November 12, 2009, Evidence Based Associates presented an award to the FFT/Redirection program at the Institute for Child & Family Health. The Redirection Program is a community‐based, family‐centered alternative to residential juvenile justice commitment programs.

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ICFH Patient Darielys Tejera Shares Personal Story at Book Signing of 'Absolutely Nothing'
Local Author Darielys Tejera, patient of the Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) will sign copies of her first book, "Absolutely Nothing" at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, November 13th at 8:00 p.m. Attendees will have the first opportunity to hear about Tejera's struggles and accomplishments from the perspective of a suicide survivor.

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Institute for Child & Family Health names Whilly Bermudez new Board Member
The Institute for Child & Family Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Whilly Bermudez of the Whilly Bermudez Company as a new board member.

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Miami Dade Budget Cuts Leave needy Famileis for Fend for Themselves
Miami- (August 25, 2009) Miami-Dade County Mayor Alvarez has eliminated all funding for community-based organizations(CBOs) for FY 2009-10, effective October 1, 2009.

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Fundraising in the Jungle
Miami - (July 17, 2009) Nonprofis stressing over the sinking economy are thinkg out of the box these days. I n the for-profit sector you find that many companies are struggling much in the same way except that their funding comes not from donors but consumers. So the Institute for Child & Family Health (ICFH) and Jungle Island decided to collaborate to attract patrons to visit the animal theme park withile donating to a charity. On Saturdy, July 18th patrons can enjoy Jungle Island whilce contributing to a great cause.

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A Tasty Way to Donate - MiMo District Restaurants donate to Children's Charity
Miami – (June 9, 2009) Institute for Child & Family Health (“ICFH”) and the MiMo District restaurants join forces to help raise funds for health services for children at-risk. During the summer months patrons can dine at one the featured restaurants on the corresponding week and in turn they will donate 15% of the proceeds to the organization.

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Institute for Child & Family Health Family (ICFH) Literacy Educator Receives Toyota Teacher of the Year Award
ICFH All-Aboard Family Literacy Program’s Maria Piñón Receives Prestigious Award

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McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY DONATION TO ALL-ABOARD FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM
McDermott Will & Emery generously donated 36 like new computers to the families participating in the All-Aboard Family Literacy Program.

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The Institute for Child & Family Health names Nina Hamilton New Board Member
The Institute for Child & Family health (ICFH) is pleased to announce that Nina Hamilton from Silver Hill Financial has been named a new member of the Board of Directors.

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The Institute for Child & Family Health names Aïda Phillips New Board Member
The Institute for Child & Family health is pleased to announce that Aïda Phillips from accentmarketing has been named a new member of the Board of Directors.

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20th Annual All-Aboard Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) and All-Aboard Educational Services held their 20th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 23, 2008 at Jungle Island. The luncheon was created as a way of thanking and acknowledging the volunteers for their commitment and dedication to the children of this community.

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Kim Peek Fund Raiser
The Institute for Child & Family Health is pleased to report the success of Kim Peek, the Original Rainman, the organization's charity event which raised funds to support their Child and Family Counseling Programs.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Honors volunteers, Business Partners
MIAMI—Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated 30 years of business partnerships with the winners of this year’s Outstanding School Volunteers and Dade Partners Exemplary Awards.

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STREET VIOLENCE PREVALENT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Growing gang problems are a huge concern to all members in the community. This year United States Attorney Alex Acosta of the Southern District of Florida will discuss these issues in a keynote address at the Fourth Annual Gang Summit.

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