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THE MIAMI HERALD - A half-century of helping children through play therapy
Mental health counseling is often called “talk therapy,” but words aren’t necessary for Dr. Robert Nolan, who has just one rule for his young patients: Play with no rules. Watching youngsters interact with age-appropriate toys, the child psychologist gains insight into the issues that brought them to his North Dade office....

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ICFH uses full-court press to divert troubled youth from Florida's juvenile justice system
Prevention and diversion could be the mantra for the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami-Dade County. The 66-year-old agency, with a network of clinical sites throughout the county, has become a leader in programs designed to prevent youth violence and reduce the number of youths referred to juvenile justice residential facilities.

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SUN SENTINEL - Hoops matchup to show kids how it’s done
At risk kids will be treated to a night with The Miami Heat Tuesday. The team is partnering with the Institute for Child and Family Health in its first annual violence prevention night.

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THE MIAMI HERALD - Mentors made a big difference in her life
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to distinguish census workers from con artists. Well, lo and behold, the crooks have already gotten started. A week after my article, The Miami Herald reported that thieves were passing themselves off as census workers.

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Social service cuts would hurt homeless, elderly
The millions of dollars Mayor Carlos Alvarez has proposed to cut from Miami-Dade County's social service departments could have a deep impact on the quality of life throughout South Florida.

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1951 - 2009 in memory of Kim Peak
Kim Peek, the autistic savant who inspired the Oscar-winning film Rain Man, appeared as a guest speaker for linking forces twice.

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Celebrating Winter at ICFH/All-Aboard

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All Aboard receives 2008 Children’s Trust Champions for Children Award
The All Aboard Family Literacy Program of the Institute for Child & Family Health was honored with the Exellence Award for Early Childhoold Programming.

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$11M Health Center Planned for 2010
A 62-year-old health service organization plans to build a multimillion-dollar facility on county-donated land in Miami Lakes.

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Unveiling of Healing Hearts
A number of guests were on-hand for the unveiling of Healing Hearts, and exhibit of photos taken by Argentinian photographer Claudia Cebrian.

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The Miami Herald – AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
A small free program that allows parents and children to strengthen their bonds while acquiring new skills is about to expand its services beyond the Riverside Elementary Area.

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Florida Partners in Crisis - SUCCESS STORIES
Institute for Child and Family Health uses full-court press to divert troubled youth from Florida's juvenile justice system.

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