Broward AWARE!

December 18, 2018
Health and Mental Care
Abuse
Recreational/Spiritual & Cultural Enrichment
Family Support
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The Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign, powered by the Children’s Services Council, is an awareness campaign that uses the full spectrum of media to ensure that Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes and dreams. The theme this year is “Growing the Voice of Our Future”, to empower youth to have a voice, participate and engage in activities and events impacting their lives. The Broward AWARE campaign is inspired by the work of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and Prevent Child Abuse/Pinwheels for Prevention Florida and is dedicated to: 

  • Recognizing the signs of and preventing human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children
  • Preventing injury and death from unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and leaving children in unattended vehicles                                                    
  • Providing family strengthening resources to help keep children at home or with relative caregivers to avoid placement in the foster care system
  • Providing resources to keep youth with non-violent infractions from entering and being stuck in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Providing supports for youth that can help them achieve their goals through mentorship, education, job internships and training
  • Engaging fathers in the lives of their children as positive role models and primary caregivers           

A sub-theme of the 33311 Walk and Family Festival will be “Knowing Your History”, highlighting the importance of celebrating accomplishments, learning from the past and creating a brighter future. The launch will be the first of five community events throughout the four-month campaign that will culminate in April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

2019 Family Fun & Resource Fair - Entertainment and Awards Video

Family Fun & Resource Fair Flyer

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For more videos about Broward AWARE! and everything else connected to CSC, visit our YouTube page.

Broward AWARE partners include: 2-1-1 Broward, A Child IS Missing, ARC Broward, Broward Regional Health Planning Council & Human Services Innovations, Broward County Nancy J. Cotterman Center, Broward County Family Success Center, Broward County Parks & Recreation,  Broward County Public Schools, Broward Sheriff’s Office, ChildNet, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, City of Fort Lauderdale, Department of Children and Families, Chrysalis Health, Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept., Early Steps, Florida Dept. of Health in Broward County, Guardian ad Litem, HANDY, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Broward, Hosanna 4 Youth, Jack & Jill Children’s Center,  Kid Inc., KidSafe Foundation, Mt. Bethel Human Services, On Call Leadership, Ounce of  Prevention Florida, the SoFIA, Swim Central, SWIMS Foundation, YMCA of South Florida,  Young At Art, Youth Matter and more....

Click HERE to read about how the startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood.

 

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Earned Income Tax Credit | HandsOn Broward
954-233-1296

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Kathy Wint | kathy@handsonbroward.org

Earned Income Tax Credit | Hispanic Unity of Florida
954-342-0424

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal anti-poverty program that provides financial assistance for working families. In 2002, the Children’s Services Council began promoting EITC through a county-wide public awareness campaign. Since then, over $500 million have been returned to Broward residents. Many low-income EITC recipients file their returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, and a mobile team that serves Broward residents.

Primary POC: Ingrid Ekblad | iekblad@hispanicunity.org

FatherhoodMentorship Program | Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
954-765-0550

Bi-weekly program serving fathers who want to improve their connections with their children. Services include educational groups, and case-management using an evidence-based parenting curriculum “24/7 Dad”, counseling and support groups, and family-building activities.

Primary POC: Ron Osborne-Williams | r.williams@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 337

Financially Assisted Child Care Services | Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
954-377-2188

This program provides subsidized child care for low-income families residing in Broward County based on income eligibility. The intent of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect; assist families in becoming or remaining economically self-sufficient; and prepare preschool-aged children to enter school ready to learn.

Foster Care & Adoption | Forever Family
954-303-5802

Weekly segments on the NBC-6 local news feature Broward children in need of a permanent, caring home. On occasion, Forever Family will highlight related issues, such as foster parentrecruitment, Guardian ad Litem recruitment, and foster/relative care youth transitioning to independent living.

Primary POC: Gia Tutalo-Mote | gia.foreverfamily@gmail.com

Foster Care & Adoption | Heart Gallery of Broward
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A traveling exhibit of professional portraits and biographies of children available for adoption. The photographic and kiosk-based gallery is displayed in many public places, such as shopping centers and libraries that can reach hundreds of prospective parents.

Primary POC: Yvette DuBose | yvette@heartgalleryofbroward.org

General Population | Camelot Community Care
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Intensive, therapeutic program using the best practice model, Functional Family Therapy (FFT). In-home services, provided by highly-trained Master’s level clinicians, serve families with youth ages 10-18 at risk of delinquency or youth with a history of delinquent behavior.

Primary POC: Resha Burton | rfburton@camelotcommunitycare.org

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