Children are Mentally and Physically Healthy

Our Goal in Action
Committees are working hard to safeguard the mental and physical health of Broward Children. It is necessary to have in place a continuum of maternal and child health services for at-risk families. Committees are working to ensure that:

- There is a reduction in the Number of Children Drowning (ages 1-4)
- There is a reduction in Childhood Obesity
- All Black babies in Broward County will be born healthy, and remain healthy.
- Babies will be born substance free
- Women will have healthy pregnancies with positive birth outcomes.
- There will be zero perinatal HIV transmissions
- Broward County teens will be healthy.

Maternal Depression Indicators of Community Need

There were 22,563 live births in Broward County 2016 (Florida CHARTS). Based on extrapolation using national prevalence rates:

  • 2,250 - 4,510 pregnant women may be depressed.
  • Up to 4,330 new mothers may experience depression within 12 months after giving birth.
  • 2,750 - 8,800 pregnant women may have an anxiety disorder meeting diagnosis criteria.

 

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    Safe Sleep Indicators of Community Need

    Of the 18 infant sleep-related deaths in Broward County for 2016, 78% were not on their back to sleep, 67% were bedsharing, and 22% had no crib in the home. Over 36% of the total 69 sleep-related infant deaths from 2013-2016 had a parent with a history and/or current substance misuse.

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    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
    Andrew Leone
    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 III
    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 Commitee

    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

    Learn More About CSC Broward

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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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    SNAC (Special Needs Advisory Coalition) | Children's Services Council of Broward County
    954-377-1667

    The Children’s Services Council has been at the forefront in funding programming for children and youth with physical, developmental or behavioral health needs since its inception. In 2004, the Council commissioned Broward County’s Business Plan for Children with Special Needs which became the impetus for establishing a stakeholder group known as the Special Needs Advisory Coalition (SNAC). The SNAC has been instrumental in advocating for system improvements and reducing service gaps.

    Primary POC: Marissa Aquino | maquino@cscbroward.org

    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.

    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

    Cribs for Kids | Heathy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County
    954-765-0550

    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. Cribs for Kids provides low-income families with free GRACO Pack ‘n Play® cribs, one crib sheet, and a safe-sleep sack, and counsels parents on the dangers of co-sleeping.

    Primary POC: Ashley Sturm | asturm@hmhbbroward.org | 954-765-0550 ext. 339

    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 that infuses drowning prevention methodologies, practices, and messages that directly impact families with young children.

    Early Literacy Interventions | Reading & Math, Inc.
    786-347-3667

    Reading & Math, Inc., through a partnership with Broward County Public Schools, is implementing the Reading Corps program in Broward County. Florida Reading Corps tutors serve Broward County’s most at-risk students with targeted early literacy interventions. Reading Corps screens all students at designated schools to identify children who are behind on early literacy skills, and develop individualized tutoring plans to meet each child’s needs.

    The Faces of CSC

    The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
    "This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
    "I will be the first to say, Youth in Government should be a part of every teenager's life, because I know without it I wouldn't be the person I am."
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