Data and Research

Our Data in Action

In this digital and information age, data and data systems are important foundations in our organization’s and community’s infrastructures. The Children’s Services Council of Broward values high quality data, research and participatory processes to inform and make meaning together of opportunities and challenges for our children, youth and families. On this page, you will find a variety of ways CSC co-creates and uses data, research and youth and family participation to improve life outcomes, services and our community. CSC generates a wide array of data and research to inform best ways to support children and families with CSC funding, evaluate how well services are working and ways to improve them, who is receiving services and how their lives are improving. Below is information on (1) Social and Economic Return on Investment used for the May Budget Retreat; (2) CSC Service Participants and Outcomes; (3) Broward Data Collaborative Integrated Data System and (4) Community Participatory Action Research.


 

CSC Service Participants and Outcomes

Below is an interactive map that provides city level demographic data on who participated in CSC services and the goal areas in which they received services. Key community support infrastructure initiatives are highlighted in this section including VITA, School Health and 211 Broward:

 


 

CSC Social and Economic Return on Investment Research

In preparation for the annual May Budget Retreat, CSC provides research on the social and economic return on investment for CSC funded programs and initiatives. The research provides critical information to CSC Council members on the value of prevention programming and related community supports and infrastructure. Here is a link to the most current research: Social and Economic Return on Investment Budget 2020 APPENDIX


 

Broward Data Collaborative Integrated Data System

CSC was awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) technical assistance grant beginning in September 2017 to build an Integrated Data System. With the technical assistance, the Broward Data Collaborative (BDC) Governing Board was created and has convened quarterly since 2017. The Governing Board includes CSC, Florida Departments of Juvenile Justice and Children and Families, ChildNet, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Broward County Public Schools, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Broward County Human Services Department, and Broward College. The BDC works with the Community Participatory Action Research Project to advance racial equity as highlighted in the national toolkit report created by AISP (https://www.aisp.upenn.edu/centering-racial-equity/). Below is a video providing an overview of the purpose and structure of the BDC integrated data system.

 

Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR)

As part of CSC’s commitment to building racially equitable structures to create and use data, we have completed community participatory action research projects (CPAR) with system participants, system professionals, and research staff serving as co-researchers. The CPAR process honors the expertise of each participant, acknowledges how people have been harmed or limited by the systems, deals with power dynamics, creates rigorous research, and radically imagines research products and solutions. CPAR builds the capacity of system participants (youth, parents, etc), system professionals, and research staff to equitably and collaboratively create policy, system and relationship changes.

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Other CSC-Funded Community Initiatives
2-1-1 Broward General Hotline | 2-1-1 Broward

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.

Other CSC-Funded Community Initiatives
2-1-1 Broward Special Needs and Behavioral Health | 2-1-1 Broward

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
Capacity Building Mini Grants | Children's Services Council of Broward County

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

Other CSC-Funded Community Initiatives
Community Builders| Children's Services Council of Broward County

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

Health & Safety Initiatives
Cribs for Kids | Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.

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.

Capacity Building
CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County

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

Health & Safety Initiatives
Drowning Prevention | Florida Department of Health in Broward County

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.

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.