Child advocates say there are some disturbing trends in the Sunshine State, so they've started a new campaign to raise awareness among politicians and the public.
The latest survey of child well-being ranks Florida as 40th in the nation.Roy Miller, with the Children's Campaign, says Florida been dropping in the rankings for more than a decade.
"We had more children mired in deep poverty than ever before; those numbers aren't improving. We had more families that are just one missed paycheck away from being in that situation, themselves," he said. "So, yes, Florida is struggling."
Miller says it won't get better until Florida's politicians come up with more money for things like child protection, foster care, mental health services and pre-natal programs.