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Child Advocate of the Year

Child Abuse Prevention Month

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, we invite you to
help us honor a local Child Advocate who is deserving
of community wide recognition.

Nomination Form
Click here to download a nomination form.

Important Form Instructions:  Click the link above to access the PDF form. Then save the form to your computer before filling out the data fields. Open the form with Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete, print and save for your records. Submit your completed form as directed below.

Please nominate someone you know who is deserving of special recognition for their efforts in working with at risk/abused children. This person must have an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Manatee County. They do not have to reside in Manatee County.

A commemorative ceremony on the front lawn of Manatee Children's Services will recognize a local individual who demonstrates his/her commitment to children in an exemplary manner, much like James Wischer, a dedicated child advocate who spent his life ensuring that Manatee County children and youth were afforded a safe and nurturing environment free from abuse and neglect.

Save-the-Date to join us for the
Commemorative Ceremony
April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Location: Manatee Children's Services
1227 9th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Submit your completed nomination form via email or by fax.
Email as an attachment to:
or Fax to MCS at: (941) 345-1212

Champions of Healthcare – CPT

Champions of HealthcareThe Manatee Chamber of Commerce named its Champions of Healthcare for 2015. More than 300 people attended the awards event to honor 74 nominees, 22 finalist and nine award winners. Manatee Children's Services Child Protection Team was one of nine awards winners. The Champions of Healthcare Awards celebrate the important work people, programs, business and institutions are doing in Manatee County to support healthcare access and delivery, particularly work that is above and beyond anyone's "day job". Congratulations to our Child Protection Team, recognized for their impact, excellence and dedication.

MCS Press Release

MCS Child Advocacy Center is awarded accreditation
by National Children's Alliance.
Click here to view the press release.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Manatee Children's Services participates in "Pinwheels for Prevention", a statewide campaign promoting the awareness of healthy child development, positive parenting practices, and the types of concrete support families need within their communities.

Click the link below to read the Governor's proclamation for
Child Abuse Prevention Month in the state of Florida.
Governor's Proclamation

Art Classes for Adults

MCS offers "Art Classes for Adults" here at the MCS Child Advocacy Center on Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Proceeds from the art classes benefit MCS programs.

MCS Art Classes

For more information, email

MCS Photo Gallery Archives

Manatee Children's Services on Facebook
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MCS Golf Tournament 2016
View images from the inaugural Carren Brantley Burnell
Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

Child Abuse Awareness Month 2016
View images of MCS's recognition of
Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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