Community Builders

Improving Lives Through Collective Impact

Community collaboration is the cornerstone of great results. That is why the CSC leads the Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan which harnesses the power of collective action and provides ample opportunities for stakeholders to improve the lives of children and families. Whether it be through participating in a committee, attending a community event, or sharing insightful feedback and data, there are many ways Community Builders can contribute to improving our community. The CSC provides backbone to support the work of the more than 40 committees that work to turn the curve on a range of issues and toward five shared goals: Children Live in Stable and Nurturing Families; Children are Mentally and Physically Healthy; Children are Ready to Succeed in School; Young People Successfully Transition to Adulthood, and Children Live in Safe and Supportive Communities.

The work of the committees of the Strategic Plan informs funding decisions. Just as importantly, the Strategic Plan and the CSC’s role as its convener, allow for an infrastructure that is flexible and reflective of the community’s resilience, even in the face of the most tragic adversities.

Our Goals From Planning to Action

First approved in February 2002, the Broward Children's Strategic Plan sets the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for establishing a better community in which children live, learn, and thrive. In 2006, nearly 600 participants came together to assess the plan's progress and provide constructive feedback for a revised version, which would include five new - and targeted - results areas. As Community Builders, it is our mission to connect our community's resources and data to ensure that these goals are met.

Explore Our Committees

To maximize opportunities for positive youth development and improve system outcomes, Community Builders have formed focused committees that analyze data, identify action steps, and establish community indicators to measure progress for specific segments of children’s services in Broward County. Committee members include residents, providers, government representatives, and local businesses alike, all working toward accomplishing a common goal by regularly meeting to share data, align events and initiatives, and leverage support from the CSC.

Below, please find a list of the active committees in the Broward Children's Strategic Plan.
  • Explore Our Committees

    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

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Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Juilana Gerena & Associates

*BSO Referrals Only*
Family-based, in-home therapeutic program provided by Master’s level therapists using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to serve families with children with sexual behavioral conditions residing in their home. Services include comprehensive assessments, the development of a safety plan, individual and family counseling, case management, and therapeutic parent and youth group sessions.
Primary POC: Juliana Gerena, Psy.D | jgerena@gerena-associates.com

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Center for Hearing and Communication

*BSO Referrals Only*
In-home program provided a minimum of once per week by Master’s level staff using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) curriculum to serve families at risk of abuse and neglect impacted by hearing loss.
Primary POC: Natalie Basna | nbasba@chchearing.org

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Arc Broward

*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|954-577-4107 | 954-661-3183

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Broward Children Center

*BSO Referrals Only*
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.
Length of program: 3-6 months
Primary POC: Jessica Roy | JessicaR@bcckids.org | 954-943-2253 Ext. 112

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Smith Community Mental Health

*BSO Referrals Only*
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

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services | Henderson Behavioral Health

*BSO Referrals Only*
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.

Family Strengthening
Intensive In-Home Services | Kids In Distress

*BSO Referrals Only*
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.
Length of program: Up to 4 weeks

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.