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Kimberly L. Daugherty

Chief Community Relations Officer

Heartland for Children

HQ Phone:  (863) 519-8900

Direct Phone: (863) ***-**** ext. ***direct phone

Email: k***@***.org

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Heartland for Children

1239 E Main St

Bartow, Florida,33830

United States

Company Description

Heartland for Children is the local not-for-profit agency responsible for redesigning the foster care system in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Heartland for Children promotes the prevention of child abuse and oversees the provision of services for childr...more

Background Information

Employment History

Senior Child Life Therapist

Texas Children's Hospital


Child Life Intern and Senior Child Life Therapist

All Children's Hospital


Prevention Coordinator

Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County , Inc.


Contractor of Adoption Services

DCF


Chief Community Rel Off

Salesforce.Com Inc


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heartlandforchildren.org

Kim Daugherty, Chief Community Relations Officer
Kim Daugherty, Chief Community Relations Officer Kim Daugherty, Chief Community Relations Officer, has been with Heartland for Children since 2003. Kim is a native Floridian and has lived in Polk County community for over 30 years. She is well connected, values community relationships and understands the diverse rural communities in which Heartland for Children serves. Kim came to Heartland for Children with a unique background where she worked in Pediatric Hospitals in Florida and Texas, served as a Center Director for a private early childhood education program in Alabama and worked in Florida as Prevention Coordinator for the local Healthy Start Coalition. Kim has 22 years of experience serving and supporting children and families here in Florida and in other parts of the United States. Kim had the unique opportunity to work as a Child Life Intern and Senior Child Life Therapist at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and worked as a Senior Child Life Therapist at the largest children's hospital in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. In this role, she worked extensively with children who were diagnosed with chronic illnesses, children that had been abused and neglected, children with disabilities, and also children that were placed in intensive care units in the hospital. Kim also worked for the Healthy Start Coalition as a Prevention Coordinator. Kim has spoken at National and State Conferences, served on Community Boards, Community Visioning Teams, was a 2012 graduate of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and some of her unique work with children and families has been published. In her leisure time, Kim enjoys gardening, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, and reading.


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1. Next month's training will be Kim Daugherty with HFC & Stacy Robinson on the 120 process, fact vs. rumor.


highlandstoday.com

Highlands County currently has 16 licensed foster families, according to Kim Daugherty, chief community relations officer for Heartland for Children, the organization that handles foster care placement in the three counties.
The class the Dumases are taking includes seven new potential families in Highlands County, six of whom were recruited through the 111 Project, Daugherty said. Daugherty said that 268 children are currently being served by Heartland for Children in Highlands County. Having enough foster homes to meet the community's needs also means that workers looking to place children can choose what they feel is the best home for a child, and not just an available one, said Daugherty. There are currently no therapeutic or medical foster homes in Highlands County, Daugherty confirmed, and the number of traditional foster homes in Highlands County is not enough to meet the need. One big misconception about foster parenting is that foster parents are in it for the money. "That is a huge myth," said Daugherty, adding that potential foster parents have to show financial stability and prove they have enough resources to care for themselves and their current biological children. The board rate for a foster child depends on the age of the child and ranges from $429-$515, Daugherty said. That money is specifically to be used for the child, and Heartland for Children is committed to finding quality foster homes, she remarked. Other objections include foster parents' fears of being reported to authorities by an angry foster kid and having their own kids taken away. While every report must be taken seriously and investigated, Daugherty confirmed that "just because a report is made doesn't mean we're going to swoop in and remove a child. Daugherty agreed that having so many entities involved is probably the biggest challenge for foster parents, rather than the kids themselves. Biological parents, medical professionals, the courts, guardians ad litem and case workers can all be a part of the decision-making process when it comes to medications and other factors affecting foster kids. "What does help is when all parties can come together and try to make the right decision in the interests of the child," Daugherty said.


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Kim Daugherty
Chief Community Relations Officer kdaugher@heartlandforchildren.org (863) 519-8900 x 204


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Kim DaughertyAssistant Executive Director-Prevention & Community Relationskdaugher@heartlandforchildren.org(863) 519-8900 x 204


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