Daniel Webster Leadership Award
This annual award recognizes individuals for their outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It is named in honor of Congressman Daniel Webster who, as Florida Speaker of the House in 1998, worked tirelessly to pass the legislation that created Healthy Families Florida, an evidence-based child abuse prevention program.
I am tremendously proud to have been a part of bringing Healthy Families to our state. I am honored to have my name attached to the award given annually to recognize individuals who have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to sustaining, enhancing and growing Healthy Families Florida Congressman Daniel Webster
Congressman Daniel Webster and Healthy Families Florida presented the 2017 Daniel Webster Leadership Award to Jason Brodeur, member of the Florida House of Representatives, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to strengthening families. The award is named in honor of Congressman Daniel Webster who, as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1998, led the legislative creation of Healthy Families Florida, an evidence-based child abuse prevention program.
"Healthy Families Florida has a long history of helping Florida's families create safe, healthy and happy environments for their children. It's a distinct pleasure to welcome Representative Jason Brodeur to the roster of influential Floridians who see the value of Healthy Families and champion the success of the program through words and action. Thanks to his efforts, families can continue to get the resources and education they need to thrive," said Congressman Webster.
"It is a privilege to accept the Daniel Webster Leadership Award from Healthy Families Florida. Through bolstering parenting skills, empowering families and creating avenues for additional education, Healthy Families helps families rise up from crisis to become self-sufficient and productive. It's imperative we commit to programs that give families the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed," said Representative Brodeur.
Healthy Families Florida is a nationally accredited voluntary parent coaching and support program proven to prevent child abuse and neglect by building on family strengths to promote healthy child development and family self-sufficiency. In partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, Healthy Families Florida has helped thousands of children by empowering parents with education and community support. Since 2009, Daniel Webster Leadership Award winners have included legislators, policy makers, law enforcement officials and community leaders who have demonstrated a passion for and commitment to effective prevention.
"Each year, Healthy Families Florida impacts thousands of vulnerable families who benefit from voluntary parent coaching and support. We are grateful to Representative Brodeur, Congressman Webster and others like them who recognize the importance and long-lasting benefits of prevention services. Healthy Families could not succeed without the influence and support of statesmen and policy makers standing behind our hard work," said Jennifer Ohlsen, Executive Director of Healthy Families Florida.