Grief and Trauma: Support and Resources

August 5, 2019
Family Support
Health and Mental Care
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Grief & Crisis Support
Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

Trauma Counseling

2-1-1 Broward

Tomorrow's Rainbow

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Florida Blue/New Directions 24/7 Counseling Services

South Florida Trauma Recovery Network

Professionals United For Parkland

Parkland Cares

UCF Restores

Eagles' Haven

Magellan Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-327-7451

Chrysalis Health (Broward Behavioral Health Coalition)
Kenjenique Johnson: (954) 587-1008 ext.1051
(Submit referrals to referrals@chrysalishealth.com)

Henderson Behavioral Health: Youth Emergency Services: (954) 677-3113 opt.3
Henderson Behavioral Health: Adult Mobile Crisis Response Team: (954) 463-0911

Memorial Hospital Walk-In Center 954-276-1285

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

MHA Seth Line 954-578-5640

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

CDC Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Downloadable Materials
Trauma Tips (English Spanish)
Broward Schools Trauma Tips
Broward Schools Trauma Tips 2
Helping Children Cope
Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief
Helping Youth After Community Violence
Helping Youth After a School Shooting
Helping Children Cope After a School Shooting
Helping Teens After a School Shooting (Spanish)
Talking to Children About Violence (Infographic)
Talking to Children About Violence (Portuguese)
Talking to Children About Violence (Spanish)


Other Resources
Shine MSD

The Summerspot (presented by Mobilizing MSD Alumni)

Talking To Youth about MSD (NBC News)

In June 2016, the CSC asked our partners at Tomorrow's Rainbow to help share information on how to talk to children about horrific events like the one that had just happened at The Pulse, in Orlando. Sadly, this information is most relevant once again, following the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. 

IN THE NEWS:

Efforts Ongoing By Parkland Community To Educate Children And Keep Them Safe

Eagles’ Haven Health and Wellness Center Opens Its Doors

Parkland suicide deaths highlight long-term psychological impacts of mass shootings

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, Children Services Counsel Cindy Seltzer Discuss Suicide Prevention

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Kidcare Outreach | Florida Department of Health in Broward County
954-INSURES

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

KidVision/WPBT | WPBT Channel 2
305-424-4180

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 add them as another dimension to their classroom curriculum. The program’s goal is that adults will be knowledgeable about what children need to be learning to prepare them for kindergarten and life.

Primary POC: Frances Hernandez | Frances_Hernandez@wpbt.org

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Legal Aid of Broward County
954-736-2430

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

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Memorial Healthcae System
954-276-0839

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

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Mental Health Association
954-746-2055

County-wide support services for kinship families with children ages 0-18. Groups are offered across Broawrd County.

Primary POC: Liz Meyers | liz@mhasefl.org | 954-746-2055 ext. 105 or 116

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