Broward AWARE!

December 18, 2018
Health and Mental Care
Abuse
Recreational/Spiritual & Cultural Enrichment
Family Support
Education
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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

Events Calendar

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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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Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Arc Broward
954-577-4107

*BSO Referrals Only*

Specialized, in-home parent education provided at least bimonthly by Certified Behavioral Analysts, Bachelor’s and paraprofessional staff using the “Parents As Teachers” curriculum, modified to support parents of children with special needs.

Primary POC: Tonya Ricker | tricker@arcbroward.com | 954-661-3183

Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Broward Children Center
954-943-2253

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Weekly, in-home parenting using the NPP Special Needs Curriculum. Services are provided by Bachelor’s level staff. Model serves families with chronic or life-threatening medical challenges, developmental delays, visual or auditory disabilities, and/or behavior disorders.

Primary POC: Jessica Roy | JessicaR@bcckids.org | 954-943-2253 Ext. 112

Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Smith Community Mental Health
954-321-2296

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In-home therapy and case management services provided 1-2 times per week by Master’s level therapists with specific ability to work with families with youth having behavioral problems. Program uses the Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) approach .

Primary POC: Eduardo Marrero | eduardo.marrero@smithcmh.com | 954-321-2296 ext. 229

Intensive In-Home Services | Henderson Behavioral Health
954-735-4530

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Intensive, in-home interventions provided for an average of 10 face-to-face hours per week using the best practice model HOMEBUILDERS® Program. The families referred to this program must be referred by BSO CPIS and must be families at high risk of having their children removed from their home. Prior to making the referral, the BSO CPIS Supervisor and Service Provider Specialist must be consulted. Referrals cannot be faxed.

Intensive In-Home Services | Kids In Distress
954-390-7654

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Intensive, in-home interventions provided for an average of 10 face-to-face hours per week using the best practice model HOMEBUILDERS® Program. The families referred to this program must be referred by BSO CPIS and must be families at high risk of having their children removed from their home. Prior to making the referral, the BSO CPIS Supervisor and Service Provider Specialist must be consulted. Referrals cannot be faxed.

Primary POC: Tahia Moore | tahiamoore@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1282

Juvenile Assessment Center | Broward Sheriff's Office
954-765-4469

As a part of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) Collaborative Project, the Broward Sheriff’s Office provides coordination, oversight and direct services to allow the JAC to operate 24/7 as a multi-agency, collaborative central point of entry to the juvenile justice system. Youth referred for law violations in Broward County are delivered to the JAC by law enforcement are provided coordinated, centralized processing and timely comprehensive individual assessment.

Primary POC: Leann Hessler-Betz | leann_hessler-betz@sheriff.org

KID FIRST | Kids in Distress
954-390-7654

In-home program provided weekly to serve families at risk of abuse and neglect. Program comprised of three components: 1) Case Management, 2) Supportive Counseling and 3) Parent Education using the Strengthening Families curriculum.

Primary POCs:
Manuel Guzman | manuelguzman@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1376
Misty Cipyak | mistycipyak@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1309

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