Broward AWARE!

December 18, 2018
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The 2020 Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children Campaign

A.D.A.M. (Awesome Dads, Awesome Men) Challenge March 14th, 2020 - led by Community Based Connections - Joseph C. Carter Park

Family Fun & Resource Fair – April 4th, 2020 (Broward AWARE! Closing and Main event focusing on Child Abuse Prevention) Pinwheels & Egg-a-Palooza - Rev. Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park

 

Broward AWARE! ADAM Challenge

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 “Standing Together for Healing.” 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           

 Broward AWARE! consists of several community events throughout a four-month campaign that will culminate in April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month. 


2019 Broward AWARE! Videos

 

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, Feeding South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept., Early Steps, Florida Dept. of Health in Broward County, Guardian ad Litem, HANDY, Jack & Jill Children’s Center,  Kid Inc., KidSafe Foundation, Mt. Bethel Human Services, Ounce of  Prevention Florida, the SoFIA, Swim Central, SWIMS Foundation, YMCA of South Florida,  Young At Art 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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