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February 12, 2024

IN REMEMBERANCE OF #MSD17

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Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation Announces Finalists to Design Public Memorial

Parkland, Florida (February 8, 2024) – The Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Florida not-for-profit corporation, has announced six finalists to design the official public Memorial to honor the 17 victims who were taken from their families and our community too soon in the February 14, 2018, Parkland school massacre.

CSC IS ON THE MOVE!

The Children’s Services Council of Broward County invites qualified vendors to submit Proposals for the Healthy Youth Transitions 2024 RFP. The Healthy Youth Transitions 2024 RFP is intended to provide innovative year-round, independent living programs using the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model® to address the developmental and transitional needs of dependent, delinquent, crossover, LGBTQ, and disconnected youth, with a special focus on youth in foster care and/or non-traditional living arrangements.

The Agency Financial Viability section is due 2/22/24 at 4:00 p.m.

This procurement will be available until March 12, 2024, through CSC’s web-based Contract Administration and Procurement System (CAPS), and all responses must be submitted through CAPS.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY CLICK HERE.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The intent of this Request for Qualifications is to obtain qualifications from licensed Insurance Brokers and/or Agents for the purpose of providing professional insurance brokerage and consulting services for Risk Management and/or Employee Benefits.

ALL responses must be submitted through CSC’s web-based Contract Administration and Procurement System (CAPS).

Applicants must submit a separate proposal for Risk Management or Employee Benefits. Interested parties can access the RFQ at http://www.cscbroward.org/.

Completed applications must be submitted through CAPS by February 22, 2024, at 12:00 p.m.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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2024-2025

Family Resource Guide

Article Submission Request

Dear Community Partners,

Every year, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County produces a Family Resource Guide. We will soon begin production of the 2024-25 edition. The Guide includes a full listing of agencies and organizations that serve children and families in Broward, important information from the School Board of Broward County, informative articles on child safety, education, and development, as well as a full listing, by zip code, of childcare centers and the services they offer, produced in four languages.

Over 175,000 hard copies are distributed county-wide through schools, pediatric offices, markets, child-serving organizations, and community events. The Guide is also featured online, with articles shared with other local publications. If you would like to contribute an article on subjects related to Family Life, Health and safety, Child Development, Child Care, Mindfulness, etc., we invite you to submit a manuscript to the following specifications:

  • 500 words max
  • Infographics welcomed
  •  It must be “generic” to the subject, i.e., not an advertorial for any organization
  •  It may include a byline with the author’s qualifications
  • As an epilogue, we are happy to include information specific to the author’s agency or organization.
  • Included links related to the submitted article with further resources are welcomed (QR Codes will be generated for links and embedded in the article)

Articles should be submitted no later than March 8th for consideration. As space is limited, we regret not being able to print every article submitted. We will endeavor, however, to share them on our website as part of our News feature. For more information or to submit an article for consideration, please contact Zoe Lewis at zlewis@cscbroward.org.

Future First: Focus on Broward’s Children – Fatherhood and Mentorship

In this episode of Future First, Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President and CEO of CSC Broward, discusses the importance of fatherhood and mentoring in shaping future generations and fostering healthy, well-rounded individuals with Eric Chisem, Broward Schools Director of Talent Acquisition & Operations, Jean-Robert Menard, Healthy Families-Fatherhood Program Supervisor and Arlene Connelly-Drummond, CEO, ISEE Group, LLC.

The Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign is an awareness campaign that uses the full spectrum of media to ensure that Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement, and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes, and dreams. The Broward AWARE campaign is inspired by the work of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and Prevent Child Abuse/Pinwheels for Prevention Florida. Below, please find activities hosted by local partners to ensure overall knowledge of different subjects.

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Senator Erin Grall (R-Ft. Pierce) and Representative Adam Anderson (R-Tarpon Springs)

This marked the fifth week and the halfway point of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session. Both chambers continued to move significant substantive legislation marking another jampacked week.

On Monday, February 5thHB 1425 Juvenile Justice by Representative Taylor Yarkosky, (R-Clermont) passed its second committee stop in the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. In the Senate Committee on Judiciary, the companion bills to the House’s Social Media priorities SB 1788 Social Media Use for Minors and SB 1792 Online Access to Materials Harmful to Minors by Senator Erin Grall, (R-Ft. Pierce) were introduced and reported favorably.

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Stay in the know about programs and activities for the whole family! Click the flyers for more information.

Museums for All is a program that provides low-cost admission to families who are a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

To receive Museums for All pricing, please present a valid photo ID and benefits card to the box office cashier. Qualified individuals receive a $2 admission fee per person for up to four people per EBT or WIC card. Adults and children are both eligible. Children under 2 receive free admission.

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