Working to Ensure All Children Have What They Need to Succeed

May 2, 2018
Health and Mental Care
Diverse group of children.

All children should have environments that support healthy brain development and access to the many opportunities our country provides.

When historical structures that codified racial inequality created structural community conditions that do not support the necessary access, opportunities and resources, children and families are barred from the shared American Dream. The CSC recognizes that, in addition to providing funds for programs that support children and families, confronting racism and racial disparity is critical to affecting positive change for everyone.

Beginning in August 2016, the CSC, Broward County Human Services Department, and City of Fort Lauderdale Police department funded training to understand how racism continues to show up in our lives and communities for over 325 attendees representing government, law enforcement, private enterprise and non-profit organizations. In addition, over 1,000 partners were trained in (1) the local history of racism and resilience in Broward and (2) implicit bias - the reliance on hidden negative stereotypes and beliefs that infuse quick judgements. The reflective and personally transformative workshops show how people of all races are hurt by racism and are resulting in innovative solutions in our procurements, partnerships and programs. Learn More

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Museum of Discovery & Science
954-713-0910

MODS provides transitional young adults ages 18-22 with insufficient familial supports, the opportunity to participate in a yearlong paid internship. MODS partners with community based organizations to identify and prescreen eligible young adults transitioning out of foster care to secure employment. Young adults can earn a wage for approximately 11-14 hours per week.

Primary POC: Sandy McCarthy | Sandra.McCarthy@mods.net

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | PACE Center for Girls
954-561-6939

The program serves middle and high school girls ages 11-19 by providing life coaching and counseling to increase protective factors and mitigate risk factors associated with delinquency as well as assisting girls transitioning to adulthood. The program helps girls develop healthy interpersonal relationships, coping skills, self-esteem, and future planning.

Primary POC: Milena Brunet | milena.brunet@pacecenter.org | 954-561-6939 ext. 3819

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | SunServe
954-764-5150

Program serves middle and high school youth ages 11-19 who identify as LGBTQ by providing professional assessment, counseling, and life coaching to promote successful life outcomes. The program promotes the development of skills, academic, and employability skills to help youth transition successfully into healthy young adulthood.

Primary POC: Tori Bertran | tbertran@sunserve.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Urban League of Broward County
954-625-2604

The Village Program serves middle and high school youth ages 11-19 with delinquency involvement. The program provides life coaching and counseling to guide and support youth in becoming successful and responsible young adults. The program teaches youth anger management skills, social responsibility, character building and employability skills to ensure youth are exposed to positive activities as a way to divert them from the juvenile justice system.

Primary POC: Lauren Butler | lpbutler@ulbcfl.org

Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Broward Regional Health Palnning Council
954-561-9681

*BSO Referrals Only*

Healthy Families Broward is the local affiliate of Healthy Families Florida and Healthy Families America. It is the leading child abuse prevention program targeting new parents assessed at high-risk for child abuse.

Primary POC: Tina Hudson | thudson@brhpc.org | 954-561-9681 ext. 1293

Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Juilana Gerena & Associates
954-340-0560

*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

Intensive In-Home Services - Special Population | Center for Hearing nf Communication
754-444-3084

*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

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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