Children's Services Council of Martin County
Funding Categories

 

1. HEALTHY CHILDREN

·       Maternal & Child Health - The Children's Services Council supports programs that help to ensure that children are born healthy and thrive during the first year of life.These programs help to ensure that children are born healthy and thrive during the first year of life.

·       Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention - The Children's Services Council supports programs that increase positive mental health and behavioral outcomes and increase the child's capability to address stress constructively.  These programs may also serve to prevent/reduce alcohol and other substance use. 

·       Physical Health - The Children's Services Council supports programs that focus on healthy behaviors that promote physical health including healthy weight and oral health.

 

2. STRONG FAMILIES

·      Information and Navigation - The Children's Services Council supports programs that serve as a gateway to community services including health insurance and may include eligibility determination.

·      Family Strengthening - The Children's Services Council supports programs that provide education and skill building to enhance parent-child relationships and to help build family resilience and capability to function under stress.  These programs also serve to prevent child abuse and neglect for families at risk of involvement or further involvement with the Department of Children and Families.

 

3.  SAFE COMMUNITIES

·       Injury Prevention - The Children's Services Council supports programs that help to ensure that children are safe and free from unintentional injuries such as water safety, teen driving, and bicycle safety programs.

·       Delinquency Prevention - The Children's Services Council supports programs that prevent or reduce delinquent behavior and may include measures to promote socio-emotional competence and self-regulating behavior.

 

4. SUCCESS IN SCHOOL & LIFE

·       Early Learning & Development - The Children's Services Council supports programs that help to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten, including identification, referrals and provision of services for children with identified developmental delays; high quality childcare; and early childhood literacy.

·      Youth Development/Academic Support - The Children's Services Council supports programs that focus on healthy behaviors, academic support, and life skills.  These programs help to ensure school success with a focus on reading on grade level by third grade and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education.