Coronavirus Resources for Kids and Adults

We at the Children's Services Council of Broward County care about the health and safety of our community, staff and providers. Accordingly, in an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our offices will be closed until further notice. As staff works remotely, please be assured that we will continue to work diligently in support of the children and families of Broward and the child serving community. Please search this website and our social media platforms @cscbroward for continuous updates as well as resources and information that help our community more easily navigate these challenging times. If you need to reach us, call (954) 377-1000 or e-mail: info@cscbroward.org.  (Please note that many of these links will point away from the CSC’s website to pages not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by CSC Broward. The CSC cannot guarantee ADA compliance of the non-affiliated site.)

How You Can Help

Need help finding resources? Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or Text Your Zip Code to 898211 (Website: 211 Broward)

 

FREE Online Education (And Entertainment) Resources

Summer Resources 2020

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COVID-19 Testing

Broward Testing Locations

More Broward Testing Locations

Even More Broward Testing Locations

Additional Testing Locations

Holiday & Lincoln Park Testing Sites

Broward Health Testing Sites

Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 in Broward County

 

Health Services

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Community Mitigation Strategies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment tool

Symptoms and Coronavirus Self-Checker — CDC Website 

Free Virtual Doctor Visits from Memorial Healthcare

Memorial Healthcare System Updates & Information

Crisis, Health & Human Services Support, 211 Broward

Ryan White Part A

Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED)

COVID-19 and Potential Risks for People Who Use Drugs

More Coronavirus Tips & Resources

Child Welfare League of America Resources List

KidCare Health & Dental Insurance Updates: English/Spanish

Red Cross Immigrant COVID Information English/Spanish

Resources for Assistance with Funeral Arrangements

Broward Health: Mobilize to Immunize: Free Immunizations for Kids

BRHPC: How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

American Red Cross: Immigrants and COVID-19, Frequently Asked Questions English/Spanish

 

COVID Trackers

Real-Time Global COVID-19 Tracker

Real-Time Florida COVID-19 Tracker

Local Action Tracker

 

Emergency Services

Dial 911 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

 

Mental Health Resources

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741. You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741.

Nation Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID-19 (feat. Dr. Bruce Perry), The Trauma Therapist Podcast

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Social Distancing

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression

How to Help Someone With Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

Baptist Health South Florida Virtual Exercise, Meditation, and Educational Seminars

Healthier At Home: a free, private online group for pregnant women and parents of young children living in Broward County.

Mindset RESET w/Sean Achor: a four-part series specifically focused on helping us adjust our mindset in this current climate.

COVID 19 Grief Support Groups & Forum: For anyone that has experienced a loss, this online Grief Support Directory is organized by types of loss with an extensive range of resources and supports available locally, on-line, virtually in-person and even internationally.

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Yoga for Adults and Kids

Sleep Strengthens your Defenses

More Mental Health Resources

United Way Mental Wellness Tips

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Anxious Stomach Aches and Headaches

How to Help Children Manage Fears

Tips for Calming Anxious Kids

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them

Sleep Information

The Power of Mindfulness

How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Frame Works: Framing COVID-19

Mental Health America

Mental Health Test

9 Muses Art Center

Behavioral Health Associates: Free Virtual Pandemic Support Group

 

Food

Together4Broward (Together 4 Broward continues to identify new partners in this community effort and welcomes your support, engagement, and donations. To join the taskforce, please submit your information via the link Join Together 4 Broward.

Broward Community Feeding Initiative App

P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)

SNAP

Summer Break Spot Free Meals for Kids & Teens

Feeding South Florida

Farm Share

Eagles' Nest Charter Academy: Drive-Thru Meal Distribution for ALL School-Aged Children

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

Free Lunch From Christian Life Center and FLIPANY

LifeNet4Families: Support for families experiencing food shortages during COVID-19

 

Broward Schools

Broward Schools

School Year Calendar

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

2020 Back-To-School Tax Holiday

 

Internet

Free Internet for BCS Families

Comcast Extends 60-Days of Free Service to New Internet Essentials Customers through End of Year

 

Oral Health and Hygiene 

Disinfect Toothbrushes

Oral Hygiene Instructions

 

Home Therapy

Hi-Ability Therapy Services OT, PT & Speech Resources

Autism Society At Home Resources

 

Physical Fitness at Home

David Posnak Jewish Community Center FREE Exercise Videos

GoNoodle Kid Fitness

www.facebook.com/planetfitness

 

Legal Services & Advice

Broward Legal Aid

Co-parenting in the coronavirus pandemic: A family law scholar’s advice

How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams

 

Bills and Small Businesses

Florida Power & Light

Disaster Loan Assistance

tax credits for small and midsize businesses

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers

CARES Act discussion video (National Center for Families Learning - NCFL)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WIC: Digital Solutions

 

Rental Assistance

 Note: moratorium extended on evictions and foreclosures until August 1.

SHIP Funds

Protections for renters during COVID-19

 

Reemployment/Unemployment

Reemployment Assistance

Reemployment (Paper Applications)

Dislocated Worker Program (Temporary Employment)

Government Benefits

Urban League Survey

 

Children & Families

Florida Department of Children and Families

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

 

Adult Education

Learn to EarnToolkit: online resource for intermediate and advanced adult learners of English and basic skills

David Posnak Jewish Community Center Adult Arts & Culture

 

Special Populations

FLITE Center TIL System of Care Youth

Foster Parent Online Training

National Disability Institute Takeaways from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

 

First Responders

ELC: Emergency Personnel Child Care Scholarship

 

Other Resources

Florida Driver License Renewal

Aunt Bertha: connecting people with local nonprofits offering social services

Elder Affair’s Elder Helpline:1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

To apply for food assistance, Medicaid, and/or cash assistance, or to manage your benefits and receive information, visit www.myflorida.com/accessflorida or login to your MYACCESS account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

BrainPOP.com

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19

Memorial Healthcare Systems: Educational Videos in ASL to keep you informed on COVID-19

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news

Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus, Zero to Three

How to Prepare for Extended School Closings—and Not Lose Your Mind

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus

Supporting and Reassuring Children around the World (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and numerous other languages)

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-informed Guide for Parents

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Coping After a Disaster (Ready Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cómo sobrellevar los desastres o eventos traumáticos (Read Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LISTO CALIXTO se prepara para la temporada de influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A Germ-fighting Superhero, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/PBS Kids

Step-by-step Handwashing with Elmo, Sesame Street/PBS Kids

The Man with the Yellow Hat Explains How Germs Work, Curious George/PBS Kids

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

Healthy Families America website

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

 

Safety Guidelines and Resources

BRHPC: How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

Interim Guidance for Schools and Day Camps

Six steps for K-12 leaders to respond to the coronavirus

Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting

FL Dept. of Health: Safety Guidelines for various Reopening of Activities and Businesses (Including Summer Camps)

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

EPA Effective Disinfectants List

Keeping Kids Safe Online

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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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Find A Program That Fits Your Needs

Family Strengthening
KID FIRST | Kids in Distress

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

Health & Safety Initiatives
Kidcare Outreach | Florida Department of Health in Broward County

The Children’s Services Council provides support for the Broward County Health Department to deliver personalized assistance to prospective KidCare enrollees and answer the many calls to 954-INSURES. KidCare outreach staff have forged partnerships with governmental and community-based organizations to promote the program and serves as the leading source of application distribution to Broward schools and child care facilities.
Primary POC: Rebecca Miele | Rebecca.Miele@flhealth.gov

Capacity Building
KidVision/WPBT | WPBT Channel 2

With WPBT’s KidVision VPK, teachers watch, learn, play and integrate the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards through entertaining and educational virtual field trips that appeal to both adults and children. Teachers learn the standards and then use the web-based field trips to add another dimension to their classroom curriculum. Also provided are lesson plans and student assessment forms.

Family Strengthening
Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Legal Aid of Broward County

County-wide services for legal advocacy and support services to families providing kinship care for children and youth. Referrals are limited to CSC Kinship providers.
Primary POC: Ericka Peoples | epeoples@legalaid.org

Family Strengthening
Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Memorial Healthcare System

County-wide support services for kinship families with children ages 0-18, and for children and youth with special needs ages 0-22. Groups are offered in Fort Lauderdale (KID) and Hollywood (Memorial).
Primary POC: Laura Costa | lcosta@mhs.net

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.