Operation Strong Families

Operation Strong Families is a statewide initiative focusing on the strengths and connections within Florida’s families and communities. The goal of this initiative is to support military families beginning with the families of our American Heroes, the men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, and Reserves, through coordinated efforts to build on protective factors and enhance community capacity. Community connections are the linchpins in supporting military families. Community and family resilience is influenced by strong informal networks that occur among friends, family members, work associations and neighbors. To help facilitate this, volunteers will be enlisted to serve as a Civilian Battle Advocacy Buddy (CBAB). CBABs will receive training and be a direct point of contact within their access services and receive support to ensure their long term welfare.

The Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection, the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council, the Florida Department of Children and Families and Prevent Child Abuse Florida are joining forces with the Florida Military Family and Community Covenant, Inc., as well as other agencies and organizations statewide to build and sustain a network of connections to strengthen families. This network will promote protective factors known to increase the health and well-being of children and families, including our military families.


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