January 29, 2024

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.

A virtual Pre-bid Conference will be held on February 07, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register for the conference, please use the following link: Virtual Pre-Bid Conference

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

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY CLICK HERE.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) announces the release of the

Insurance Broker/Agent Services 2024/25 RFQ.

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.

This procurement will be available on January 29, 2024, through CSC’s web-based Contract Administration and Procurement System (CAPS), and responses must be submitted through CAPS.

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

A virtual Pre-Bid Conference will be on February 1, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not mandatory, but interested applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. This will be the only opportunity to receive verbal instructions regarding the RFQ. To register for the

conference, please use the following link:

https://cscbroward.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElcOCsqjgqE92d3vSXAy6f-lg2l3fYsgKX

Completed applications must be submitted through CAPS on February 22, 2024, by 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.

In Their Shoes

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

This workshop aims to provide insight into the impact of abuse in teen relations and increase your capacity to be a supportive and validating adult to teen survivors.

Register Today!

CAPITOL CONNECTION

This marked the third week of the 2024 Regular Legislative Session, and both chambers began rolling out their initial budget proposals. The House budget proposal may be found here. The Senate budget proposal may be found here. The budget proposals for both chambers will continue to be refined during the coming weeks until a final budget is published.

Substantive legislation also moved this week. On Monday, January 22ndHB 635 Child Care and Early Learning was introduced by Representative Fiona McFarland, (R-Sarasota) in the House Ways and Means Committee, where it passed unanimously. On Tuesday, January 23rdSB 864 Autism Spectrum Disorder Training for Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers was introduced by Senator Jay Collins, (R-Sarasota), where it passed unanimously in the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. Continuing on Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Health PolicySB 168 Congenital Cytomegalovirus Screenings by Senator Tina Polsky, (D-Boca Raton) and SB 436 Pregnancy and Parenting Resources Website by Senator Erin Grall, (R-Ft. Pierce) were introduced, and passed.

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KID’S CORNER

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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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STEP INTO THE TEEN SCENE!!

Join us for an enchanting in-person experience as Teen Broadway presents “Snowy and the Seven Affirmations” – a contemporary reimagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The production focuses on the challenges today’s youth face in being themselves and overcoming the pressures to be something they are not.

For the sixth straight year, kids ages 5-15 will have the opportunity to experience what it takes to put on a full-scale performance through the YMCA of South Florida’s “Teen Broadway” program. Presented by AmTrust Bank, a division of Flagstar Bank NA, this enriching literacy program focuses on the arts in assisting and educating students to develop life skills, including problem-solving, team building, collaboration, creativity, public speaking, and media pre/post-production.

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Teen Broadway Sponsorship Opportunities

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NEW AGENCY CAPACITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: February 21, 2024

The Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC) is an independent taxing authority established by voter referendum in 2000 and reauthorized in 2014. The CSC's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.

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