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The Children's Services Council of Martin County, an independent special district, was created by voter referendum in 1988 to provide a dedicated funding source for local children's programs. The Council funds programs that provide a healthy foundation for children, create strong, supportive families, foster a safe community and offer children opportunities for success in school and life. Learn more at

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Agency Training Resources: 

Please Note: These training opportunities are for professional development purposes only. Agencies are responsible for covering any costs associated with the trainings. Please contact Ellen Pethic, Manager of Finance, at (772) 288-5758 ext. 111 for questions regarding your current approved Children's Services Council budget.

  • June 24th  11:30 to 1:30pm
    Hosted luncheon for Licensed Therapists
    Ocean Addiction Recovery Services (OARS) is hosting a complimentary luncheon for licensed therapists on June 24th from 11:30 to 1:30 at Tutto Fresco, 9501 Reserve Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL  34986
    Discover the many local resources for all income levels within our community while learning more about Guardians For New Futures (GFNF), The Inner Truth Project and OARS.
    Registration is required and seating is limited. 
    For more information contact Kathy Hurt at or 772.257.5995

    Friday, June 26th - 8:00 am to Noon
    Adolescent Substance Abuse: Prevention & Intervention
    The Psychology Department at the Keiser University Port St. Lucie Campus is inviting professionals, students, and members of the community to a workshop focused on adolescent substance abuse. Experts will present on prevention and intervention research and best practices. Highlights include discussion on the use of technology, school-based approaches, and the role of parents in treatment. SandyPines will provide 3 free CEUs to mental health and nursing professionals. To learn more and register for this free event visit:  or contact Dr. Sharon Hayes  
    Save the dates:  September 16th and 17th 
    Treasure Coast GFNF Child Summit
    Registration will open late July or early August.  You will receive an email when registration opens. Registration will be required as seating is limited. 
  • The Arts Council of Martin County is hosting a series of good workshops at the Children's Services Council of Martin County office. To learn more and sign up, click here:


Early Childhood Videos
Brain & Physical Development
Preschool/Early Care & Education
Other Interventions/Coordinated Services
 Quit Doc Tobacco Summit
"The Emerging Issues of Tobacco Control"
Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9:30 - 3:30 
College of Central Florida, Ocala
The event is free, includes lunch, and offers 3.5 CEU's.  This year we've included specific break out sessions for adults and youth that should be very interesting.  I've attached a flyer that has more information on the Keynote Speakers and session topics.
First 1000 Days Florida Summit October 21-23

Join practitioners, policymakers, researchers, home visitors and other early childhood staff at the First 1000 Days Florida Summit October 21-23 in Palm Beach. The cross-sector, multidisciplinary conference  aims to integrate science, skill-building and advocacy to support families with children prenatal-3.

            Highlights include:

· Five plenary sessions with nationally recognized experts in maternal & child health, infant mental health, language development & community leadership.

· More than 40 workshops on topics key to the success of children prenatal-3.

· A Showcase of Best Practices featuring effective community strategies for engaging and serving at-risk families.

· Continuing education credits for health and social service professionals working in the early childhood sector.

         Abstracts are now being accepted for the Showcase of Best Practices. Submission instructions can be found on the registration website.

         The conference is a collaborative effort of key statewide groups in maternal & child health, prevention & early intervention, infant mental health, school readiness and early child development. Contributing sponsors include FL MIECHV, the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach, Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, The Children’s Trust, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, the Ounce of Prevention and the Magnolia Project. Supporting organizations include Florida Children’s Coalition, United Way of Florida, Early Steps, Florida Association of Early Learning Coalitions, the FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy, the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida and the Florida federal Healthy Start projects.

         For more information or to register, visit the First 1000 Days Florida Summit registration website. Agency Funding Resources:

  • Click here for information regarding the Capen Fund for Kids, which makes small grants for children at 200% of the poverty level or below, for health-related purposes.  The contact person for more information is Laura Faber, Capen Fund Coordinator, Martin Health Foundation at 772-223-5615

State of the Child Symposium Information: