It’s been six months since Family Support Services began building a stronger system of care with partners in Pasco and Pinellas counties. FSS President and CEO Jenn Petion recently spoke with 10 Tampa Bay’s Liz Crawford to talk about our plan to change the culture of the system and reinvigorate the core mission of serving children and families in Circuit 6.

“We need to do what’s best for them (children), even if it means more work for us or one agency or the system. When we put what’s best for the child at the forefront, everything else falls into place,” said Petion.

Petion also broke down the four key areas where FSS is setting its sights for strengthening the system of care in Pasco and Pinellas counties: workforce capacity, placement stability, front-end preservation and permanency.

Hear what’s making local foster parents feel hopeful, plus watch the video and what’s changed in Circuit 6 the past six months — and where we are headed — at 10 Tampa Bay’s website.