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Policy Work

Part of our mission is providing state and national policy leadership for systemic change. Policy is part of our name.


What is
First 1000 Days Florida?

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  • A collaborative public awareness and advocacy effort 

  • A convener of all the Florida children’s groups and efforts under “one big tent” to have a collective impact

  • An initiative which promotes use of evidence-based, cutting-edge policies and practices; comprehensive services; and adequate funding to support and strengthen expectant and new families


Resilience, ACEs, and
Trauma-Informed Care

We believe that by addressing early trauma, we can decrease many of our costly, intractable social problems including our opioid and substance abuse crisis, our growing public health costs, the high rates of tragic school failures and suspensions, and stop the multigenerational cycle of families moving into our criminal justice and child welfare systems.

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