Children's Services Council of Martin County
2012-13 Funding Priorities
1. Maternal and Child Health
The Children's Services Council of Martin County promotes maternal and child health by supporting services that focus on:
- Healthy Birth Outcomes including services to promote family reproductive health, early entry into prenatal care and its regular use, healthy birthweight, and the prevention of fetal/infant mortality.
- Healthy Child Development with a priority placed on programs that promote healthy child development and are guided by a recognized theory of child development or supported by sound scientific research. The goal of these services is to give each child the opportunity for a healthy birth and positive physical, social, and emotional development.
2. After-School Care
The Children's Services Council of Martin County promotes after-school care by supporting year-round services that encourage a combination of:
- Learning/Academic Achievement
- Physical Activity
- Acquisition of Drug/Alcohol Resistance Skills
Services should be provided in a safe environment during the after-school hours under adult supervision. All programs should strive to promote character, increase protective factors/assets, and minimize high-risk behaviors in children.
3. Mental Health/Substance Abuse Prevention
The Children's Services Council of Martin County supports programs that focus on:
- Mental health services provided to families and children by licensed clinical mental health providers or registered clincial mental health providers.
- Substance abuse prevention provided to families and children through programs licensed by the State of Florida.
4. Child Abuse Prevention
The Children's Services Council of Martin County supports services that focus on child abuse and neglect prevention programs for families at risk for involvement or further involvement with the Department of Children and Families.
5. Critical Source Providers
The Children's Services Council of Martin County supports services that are necessary to maintain a functioning continuum of care for children and their families.
To see the Children's Services Council's Funding Priorities for the 2011-2012 Funding Cycle, please click here.