Committees

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Abuse & Neglect Prevention

We work to increase the knowledge base on the Five Protective Factors through service provider training, community awareness- Beware Aware Events. The goals of the committee is community awareness, advocacy, and provide mini training ex. January is...

Leader
Angela Sowell
Related Topics
Abuse
Family Support

Agency Capacity Building

As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Agency Capacity Building Committee (ACB) provides a forum for skill building, networking and resource sharing for emerging, maturing and established organizational leaders seeking to increase their...

Leader
Adamma DuCille
Related Topics
Education
Employment & Economic Development

Broward AWARE

Coordinates activities and events that promote resources preventing child abuse and neglect. Includes Pinwheel for Prevention themed activity during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Leader
Kerry-Ann Brown
Related Topics
Abuse
Family Support

Broward Bridge 2 Life

The mission of Broward Bridge 2 Life is organizing the community to assist youth with their transition from High School to a post-secondary opportunity. Our goals are to improve post-secondary credential by helping youth complete their entrance or...

Leader
Ralph Aielloo
Related Topics
Family Support
Employment & Economic Development
Education

Broward Human Trafficking Coalition

The Broward Human Trafficking Coalition (BHTC) is a Coalition of individuals from the general public, those who serve it, and all community partners, in Southeast Florida who are individually and collectively committed to working to improve...

Leader
Jumorrow Johnson
Related Topics
Abuse
Basic Needs

Broward Reads: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Our coalition seeks to Unify Stakeholders, Align Initiatives, and Identify Gaps.

Broward Reads: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading Coalition focuses on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching, tackle...

Leader
Sandra Bernard-Bastien
Related Topics
Education
Family Support

Caribbean and Central American Families Support Committee

As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Caribbean and Central American Families Support committee

provides awareness of support services and connections to organizations that provide services to the Caribbean and Central American Families...

Leader
Kerry-Ann Brown
Related Topics
Abuse
Family Support

Children & Families Leadership Association (CFLA)

The Children and Families Leadership Association (CFLA) is a forum through which community-based child welfare prevention and treatment services, mandated and funded by federal, state and local government work together to establish and nurture...

Leader
Neiko Shea
Related Topics
Family Support
Basic Needs

Data

Original objective was achieved i.e. to determine whether major funders & govt agencies would benefit from an IDS system to better address needs of Broward children & youth. There is interest for some committee members in continuing as a "think tank"...

Leader
Gloria Putiak
Related Topics
Education

Diversion Coalition

Broward youth who have contact with law enforcement for less serious charges are accountable for their behavior and stay out of deeper involvement in the Juvenile Justice system, experience positive youth, and family development, and have victim and...

Leader
Rashida Simms
Related Topics
Legal & Criminal Justice

Domestic Violence Prevention

The Domestic Violence Prevention Committee works in collaboration with the Abuse and Neglect Committee to develop strategies and resources tied to supporting families affected by family violence.

Leader
Janene Bussell
Related Topics
Abuse
Health and Mental Care
Family Support

Girls Coordinating Council

Promote holistic, gender responsive, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches for supporting girls; encouraging collaboration within the system of care to align initiatives, endorse best practices for working with girls and enhance opportunities...

Leader
Orlane Cameron
Related Topics
Health and Mental Care
Education

Homeless Youth & Families

As a subcommittee of the Homeless Continuum of Care Board, this committee seeks strategies, resources and viable partnerships targeted at ending homelessness among homeless youth and families.

Leader
Carole Mitchell
Related Topics
Basic Needs

Infant Mental Health Workgroup

The IMH work group has been working collaborative with various community stakeholders to ensure positive infant, child and family outcomes through facilitation of system change at the state, and community level in the areas of workforce development,...

Leader
Dr. Harleen Hutchinson
Related Topics
Health and Mental Care
Family Support
Basic Needs

LGBTQ Youth Task Force

Develops strategies to improve the data collection and quality of care for LGBTQ youth within the dependency system.

Leader
Tori Bertran
Related Topics
Health and Mental Care
Basic Needs
Family Support

Maternal & Child Health Systems

Works to improve the physical and behavioral health of mothers and babies in Broward County. Focused on reducing the rates of fetal and infant mortality and preterm birth and improving birth equity. Goals and objectives are accomplished through seven...

Leader
Monica Figueroa-King
Related Topics
Basic Needs
Family Support

Nutrition and Fitness Task Force

Task Force works to promote fitness and good nutrition among children and adults. The group undertake projects around the community and shares information about projects that the partner agencies are doing, so we can collaborate.

Leader
Bob LaMendola
Related Topics
Health and Mental Care
Basic Needs

Positive Youth Development

Coordinates and develops strategies to ensure that all Broward youth ages 11-22 have healthy lifestyles, complete school, are self-sufficient and employment ready. The Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach helps youth recognize their strengths...

Leader
Fern Phillip
Related Topics
Employment & Economic Development
Education

Prosperity

Increasing Financial Capability among Students, Workers, and Residents in Communities. Inspire leaders at all levels to leverage partnerships to create their own financial capability initiatives as a means toward building financial well-being of our...

Leader
Arnold 'JB' Jean-Baptiste
Related Topics
Financial Assistance
Education

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2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward
2-1-1 or 954-537-0211

2-1-1 Broward, an information & referral line, provides a 24-hour, comprehensive help line and support service for individuals seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. An impressive database of information is used to provide community callers with current, relevant information regarding a wide variety of services within the community. All calls are toll-free, confidential and anonymous from anywhere in Broward County.

2-1-1 Broward Special Needs and Behavioral Health | 2-1-1 Broward
2-1-1 or 954-537-0211

The 2-1-1 Hotline is Broward’s single source for information and referrals for children with behavioral health needs and disabilities. The hotline’s specialized staff focuses on helping parents, caregivers, agencies, and medical practitioners who serve the needs of children, find programming, support and hope. A case management component is also available for families in need of assistance accessing and navigating the special needs and behavioral health system of care.

Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

Infrastructure building support is provided to local child and family serving nonprofit organizations through our annual Capacity Buildings Mini Grants. Through a competitive grant process, local organizations are awarded funding for capacity building projects, professional business coaching and or fundraising support each year.
Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

Community Builders| Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

Improving Lives Through Collective Impact through the Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan

Cribs for Kids | Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
954-567- 9753

In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report that estimated that the risk of infant suffocation increases 20-fold when infants and adults sleep in the same bed. In 2005, the AAP restated that co-sleeping is a growing concern and recommended that infants not share a bed during sleep.

CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County
954-377-1000

The CSC offers quality and affordable training workshops for professionals serving children and families in Broward County. Each session is led by instructors that are highly qualified and experienced in their field to provide an optimal learning environment. CEU’s are also offered for many of the completed courses. For a training calendar and to register, please visit our website at training.cscbroward.org.

Primary POC: Adamma DuCille | aducille@cscbroward.org

Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County
954-467-4700

Drowning Prevention is a collaborative community effort driven by the Drowning Prevention Task Force. In 2009, the Children’s Services Council allocated funding to support a full-time coordinator housed at the Broward County Health Department who provides insight and accountability for the implementation of the Drowning Prevention Action Plan.
Task Force members create a culture throughout Broward County that infuses drowning prevention methodologies, practices, and messages throughout the community, directly impacting families with young children by:

The Faces of CSC

The impact Future Prep had on Sarah fomented her desire to give back to her community. Today, she is a Counselor for Memorial’s CSC-funded Youth Force program, helping other young people gain confidence and determine their own path for the future.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
Thanks to the Children’s Services Council and the YMCA of Broward County, students have an opportunity to give a voice to issues that are important to them.
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