As fun-filled summer vacation draws to a close, be aware of DIDASKALEINOPHOBIA (fear of going to school). School avoidance, school refusal and school phobia are more common terms interchangeably used to describe a constellation of behaviors occurring among 1-5% of school aged children. College students also experience “homesickness” when starting their freshman year, returning to college or […]
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Serving Our Community for over 25 Years
At Pasco Kids First, we believe our community is strengthened when our kids are supported and nurtured by the family with whom they live. Parents and others raising children need to have the tools needed to successfully guide the lives of those kids so that they can live happy, productive lives. We also strongly believe that children have an absolute right to grow up in a safe environment that meets at a minimum their basic needs for adequate food, safe shelter and positive adult support.
Our goal is to offer services that help to keep kids safe, help them to overcome the traumatic effects of abuse and neglect they may have suffered and to offer parents concrete supports, education and coaching to help them raise their children successfully.
Pasco Kids First Inc. is a private; non-profit organization. We promote the awareness of child abuse and provide leadership to deliver the needed services to help children. We are a community based team of caring professionals devoted to improving the well-being of children. Our team is actively engaged in the prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
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Recent News Articles:
The Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity in Odessa held their 3rd Christmas in July event at their fraternity house 11301 Phi Delt Way in Odessa on July 12th for 23 children in the Pasco Kids First Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program. The fraternity brothers and their family had Christmas trees and festive decorations and provide pizza donated by Brick Oven Pizza, sandwiches […]
The West Pasco Chamber Young Professionals Group presented the Pasco Kids First Trauma Treatment Team’s Clinical Director Kelly Plouffe with a $500 grant to purchase the psychometric evaluation tools for testing trauma symptoms at the end of the year banquet at Catches Restaurant. Pasco Kids First is the only comprehensive provider of child abuse and […]
Adahlia Friedlander selected Pasco Kids First for her Project of Worth for her gifted class. Her goal was to collect clothes for children and raise awareness of Pasco Kids First. This outstanding 10 year old also became the youngest donor to Pasco Kids First raising more than $700 with matching gifts for the organization’s 2nd Annual […]
The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring selected Pasco Kids First as a grant recipient in the amount of $15,000. The Foundation CEO Angela Pottinger and Development and Volunteer Coordinator Christine Bond toured the Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center in New Port Richey prior to the check presentation. The funds from the grant are being used to […]
Pasco Kids First recognized four dedicated team members for 20+ Years of Service with the organization showing their commitment to keeping kids safe and strengthening families. The honorees included: Dr. Doug Hasell – Child Protection Team Medical Director; Jon Wisenbaker – CPT Coordinator; Rick Hess – President & CEO; and Cathy Alred […]
The Healthy Families West Pasco team held its 2017 graduation at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church. Queen Chasco 2017, Angel Cook, and King Pithla, Kim Bogart, were present with their crowds to help pass out Healthy Families diplomas and caps. There were eight graduate families who were honored. The 2017 graduating class is comprised of: Glendalie […]
New Port Richey – The Daughters of Penelope EROS Chapter 356 held a baby shower event at their monthly meeting at Spartan Manor to support Pasco Kids First. This group of caring and generous women each brought in baby items of diapers, rattles, booster seats, monetary gifts and tons of the most darling outfits for […]
Photo Attached: Book shelf created at Children’s Advocacy Center with book donation Pasco Kids First was excited to receive more than 1,300 books from Wiregrass Ranch High School in Wesley Chapel and the Primrose School of Collier Parkway in Land O’Lakes. The Primrose parents and children generously donated new or gently used books as part of […]
Pasco Kids First received a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission to keep kids safe and strengthen families. The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit […]
Detective Tracey Schofield with the Brooksville Police Department presented the Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program with $500 in diapers of a variety of sizes on behalf of the Police and Kids Foundation. Healthy Families is a program of Pasco Kids First and provides home visiting services to parents who are pregnant or have a newborn teaching […]
The Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity Past President, Shean Hylton, presented Pasco Kids First with $326 in food items for families in need. They included several traditional favorites including potatoes, gravy, beef stew, vegetables, spaghetti and sauce. In addition, the children in the families loved the macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and chicken noodle soup. The […]
Photo attached: Pictured left to right: Ray Rose, Sanjeev Thomas, Laurie Rose, Patrick Lau, Denise Schultz-Clay, Steve Haag, Dee Newson The D-10 Society hosted a New Year’s Eve Party at the Vault in Tampa to benefit Pasco Kids First presenting the organization with a check of $5,000 from the event. D-10 is a diverse group […]
The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando Westside team held a Brunch with Santa. Children were paid a visit by Santa who had the opportunity to sit on his lap to share their Christmas wishes. They also received a photo with Santa thanks to Photos by J David and a gift. The families also enjoyed a pancake brunch […]