Coronavirus Resources for Kids and Adults

Resource Type

Provider Resource

Resource Topics

Basic Needs
Family Support
Health and Mental Care
Emergency Response
Financial Assistance
Employment & Economic Development

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)

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COVID-19 Testing

DOH Testing Locations - Complete list of contact info, operating times, and requirements

Broward Health Testing Sites

Broward Testing Locations

More Broward Testing Locations

Holiday & Mills Pond Park Testing Sites

Additional Testing Locations

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Broward Vaccination Details and Locations (By Appointment ONLY)

Florida Vaccination Sites

 

Health Services

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED)

Child Welfare League of America Resources List

Community Mitigation Strategies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment tool

COVID-19 and Potential Risks for People Who Use Drugs

Crisis, Health & Human Services Support, 211 Broward

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Free Virtual Doctor Visits from Memorial Healthcare

KidCare Health & Dental Insurance Updates: English/Spanish

Memorial Healthcare System Updates & Information

Red Cross Immigrant COVID Information English/Spanish

Resources for Assistance with Funeral Arrangements

Symptoms and Coronavirus Self-Checker — CDC Website 

How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

 

COVID Trackers

Real-Time Global COVID-19 Tracker

Real-Time Florida COVID-19 Tracker

Florida Action Tracker

 

Emergency Services

Dial 911 

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

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

(Report Child Abuse: If you know, suspect or someone tells you please call: 1-800-962-2873)

 

Mental Health Resources

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

Broward Schools Mental Health Services

Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

Behavioral Health Associates: Free Virtual Pandemic Support Group

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741.

Frame Works: Framing 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.

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.

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

How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

How to Help Children Manage Fears

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

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Mental Health America

Mental Health Test

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

Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them

The Power of Mindfulness

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Sleep Information

Sleep Strengthens your Defenses

Tips for Calming Anxious Kids

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus

United Way Mental Wellness Tips

Yoga for Adults and Kids

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

Anxious Stomach Aches and Headaches

9 Muses Art Center

More Mental Health / Grief And Trauma Resources

 

Food

211 Resources

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

Broward Schools Grab-and-Go Meals

Feeding South Florida

Free Lunch From Christian Life Center and FLIPANY

Free meals for kids and teens (or Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211)

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

Neighbors4Neighbors Food Distribution Locations

P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)

Salvation Army of Broward County Food Distribution

Sister Robin Street Market

SNAP Details

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits

Area Agency on Aging - Meals for Seniors

 

Broward Schools

Broward Schools

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

Broward County School eLearning: (or call 754-321-0569)

School Year Calendar

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

Back To School Checklist

 

Internet

Comcast offers to help University Students stay connected for the school year

 

Oral Health and Hygiene 

Disinfect Toothbrushes

Oral Hygiene Instructions

 

Home Therapy

Autism Society At Home Resources

Hi-Ability Therapy Services OT, PT & Speech Resources

 

Physical Fitness at Home

David Posnak Jewish Community Center FREE Exercise Videos

GoNoodle Kid Fitness

Planet Fitness (Facebook)

 

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

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers

Disaster Loan Assistance

Florida Power & Light

WIC: Digital Solutions

 

Rental Assistance & Housing

211 Resources

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

Protections for renters during COVID-19

SHIP Funds


Reemployment/Unemployment

Dislocated Worker Program (Temporary Employment)

Government Benefits

Reemployment Assistance

Reemployment (Paper Applications)

 

Children & Families

Florida Department of Children and Families

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

Create Structure at Home for Children with ADHD

 

Child Care Options

Child Care Map & List (or 754-321-3330)

 

Adult Education

David Posnak Jewish Community Center Adult Arts & Culture

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

 

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

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

BrainPOP.com

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)

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

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

Healthy Families America website

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

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

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

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

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

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

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

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

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

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

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

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

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

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

 

Safety Guidelines and Resources

Back To School Checklist

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

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

EPA Effective Disinfectants List

FL Dept. of Health: Safety Guidelines for various Reopening of Activities and Businesses

Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting

Keeping Kids Safe Online

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

 

 

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CSC Sponsored Trainings | Children's Services Council of Broward County

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.

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