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We Build Brighter Futures for Children and Families. As a Children’s Advocacy Center, we keep kids safe and strengthen families through the prevention, intervention and healing of child abuse and neglect.

Who We Are

Pasco Kids First (PKF) was launched in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to focus on the prevention, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect and is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance with four office locations in Pasco and Hernando counties. PKF is Pasco County’s Children’s Advocacy Center and one of only twenty-eight around the state of Florida.

Please learn more about us on the website or contact us at (727) 845-8080 or via email at with any questions or if you need additional information.

What We Do

Pasco Kids First (PKF) offers a continuum of programs and supports to prevent, intervene and heal children, adults and families from abuse and neglect.

Prevention – We offer the renown Healthy Families program in Pasco and Hernando counties which provides expectant and new parents with parent education, safety and child development information.

Intervention – our fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center in Pasco offers a safe, neutral, and child-friendly place for children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect, or witnessed a violent crime. Before establishing the Child Advocacy Centers model, a typical child abuse victim would be interviewed an average of 9 times by different people, with different questioning styles and agendas. PKF’s Child Advocacy Center brings together all parties within the investigation to one child-friendly, neutral location so that one interview can be conducted with all relevant parties represented.

Healing and Transformation – we offer trauma treatment and healing services for children and non-offending caregivers to help rebuild self-confidence, trust, boundary setting, appropriate touch and other skills and emotional resiliency.

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Home Visiting

Family Support Specialists will provide home visitations to those enrolled in the Healthy Families program.


Expert Abuse Assessment

Assessments on reports of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and high-risk cases
and provide recommendations.


Traumatic Event Treatment

Treatment and support by a qualified team of therapists that are specialists in trauma care.


Child & Family Victim Advocate

Assist children and families as they navigate through the legal system, as well as link them to helpful resources and referrals.


Sexual Abuse Forensic Examination

Free examinations and medical assessment to adults in need when there are allegations of sexual assault.

How You Can Help

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At Pasco Kids First, we 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.


Now you can help us, help them. By donating today to our Mission you would be donating to not only a great cause but you would be donating to the lives and futures of many young children and families.