June’s #PKFMissionMonday program spotlight is focused on father engagement in honor of all of the daddies this Father’s Day month. Fatherhood can be a scary and overwhelming time. Pasco Kids First’s Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando program strongly believes in supporting fathers and fatherhood engagement. Bonding and attachment is so important in the first few months of […]
Serving Our Community for over 30 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.
Please help us with our mission by clicking on Donate . Your help is greatly appreciated.
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Pasco Kids First website.
We are fully invested in and committed to our mission to keep kids safe, strengthen families through empowerment and enhance our community by preventing child abuse and healing children from trauma, and this has been evident since the establishment of our organization 30 years ago.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about all that we have to offer. We are sure you will see why we love what we do. Feel free to contact us at (727) 845-8080 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you need additional information.
Recent News Articles:
Congratulations to our quarterly Oral Health Navigation Program Raffle winners – Laurie H. and Healthy Families Hernando Resource Mom & Team Leader Gina Sachs. — with Becky Bennett and Wanda Rosado Delarosa.
“Child trauma” refers to a scary, dangerous, violent, or life threatening event that happens to a child (0-18 years of age). This type of event may happen directly to a child or the child may be impacted as a result of seeing or hearing about another person being hurt or injured. When these types of experiences happen, children […]
Pasco Kids First’s February Featured Spotlight for #PKFMissionMonday is focused on safe sleep which is taught by our Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando Program. In 2019, infant sleep related deaths were the leading cause of preventable child deaths in Florida. Often, we think our babies are sleeping in a safe environment but, they are not. You can […]
The Guardian ad Litem Program, Sixth Judicial Circuit named Pasco Kids First, as the 2020 Statewide Non Profit of the Year. Every day organizations and people in the community do amazing and inspiring work for Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children. Each year the Guardian ad Litem Program is proud to recognize the great work […]
January’s featured #PKFMISSIONMONDAY Program is Pasco Kids First’s Sexual Assault Victim Examination (SAVE) Program. The SAVE Program is vital to law enforcement for the collection of forensic evidence involving alleged sexual assault of adults. Examinations are generally provided in Land O’ Lakes. More recently, a site location was developed in Saint Leo through partnership […]
December’s featured #PKFMISSIONMONDAY program is the Trauma Treatment Program of Pasco Kids First Children’s Advocacy Center which is dedicated to providing children who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessed domestic or community violence with quality trauma therapy at no cost to the family. Pasco Kids First therapy program began in the early 2000’s with […]
November’s Featured #PKFMISSIONMONDAY Program is Pasco Kid’s First’s newest program – The Healthy Families Nurse Intervention Program. Last year, there were 1,638 verified counts of “Substance Exposed Newborn” from investigations statewide. The epidemic of substance misuse is an undeniable issue and has been especially devastating to pregnant women and their children. Most pregnant women using […]
Pasco Kids First has been serving victims of child abuse and neglect and families since 1990. Thank you to the following Pasco Kids First 30th Anniversary Sponsors! Champion Sponsor Child Advocate Sponsor Partner Sponsors Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Rotary Club of Trinity Supporter Sponsor AdventHealth North Pinellas AdventHealth Wesley Chapel […]
Pasco Kids First’s October featured #PKFMISSIONMOMENT Program is the Oral Health Navigation program. Smile for life! Can be as easy as 1, 2 & 3. Floss 1 time a day. Brush 2 times a day to prevent cavities. Visit your dentist to prevent these 3 diseases; diabetes, health disease and oral cancer When families neglect dental […]
After becoming empty nesters Stephanie Howard and her husband, Clayton decided to leave Austin, Texas and relocated to Tampa Bay. Stephanie is an experienced and reliable and committed Realtor ®. Stephanie is passionate about giving back to her community. She spent most of her time in Austin being involved with The Center for Child Protection. She joined […]