CSCMC-Funded Agency Information:

Sample Contract and Budget:



Key Dates:


CSCMC Application For Funding:

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.

Web Bug from
Special Announcement in Injury & Violence Prevention - July 7, 2014


sxsw logo

South by Southwest Injury Prevention Network Webinar:  
Wed. July 23, 2-3 PM ET
Communicating about Injury and Violence Prevention: Risk Communication in a New Light 


About the Webinar


Learning objectives:
  • Participants will be able to list the advantages of taking a data driven approach to risk communication.
  • Participants will advocate for the inclusion of needs assessment, pre-testing and evaluation into their design of risk communications.
  • Participants will be able to describe the limitations of tailoring, fear appeals and communications generally.
  • Participants will be able to describe a role for injury-related communications that goes beyond telling the target audience how they should behave.
About the Presenter


Deborah Girasek is the Director of Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Girasek received her MPH from the University of Michigan and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.


Earlier in her career, Dr. Girasek served as the Senior Advisor for Communications to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion. She was also the Director of Health Communications at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 


Since turning her attention to our nation's injury problem two decades ago, Dr. Girasek has served on study sections for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the National Institutes of Health. She was appointed by NOAA to serve on the assessment team that made recommendations for improvement after Superstorm Sandy.  She is a member of the editorial board for the journal Injury Epidemiology, and was recently appointed to the National Park Service's Drowning Prevention Advisory Board.


Dr. Girasek is a sought after speaker, whose work has been widely published. She uses mixed research methods to study the behavioral and social aspects of unintentional injury control. Her research emphasizes the importance of performing needs assessments, pre-testing health communications and evaluating behavior change campaigns. Dr. Girasek's primary professional goal is to increase the adoption of evidence-based injury prevention methods. 
Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged. The webinar will be recorded for those who are unable to participate.


We are unable to provide CEUs or certificates for our webinars.


Florida CHAIN
Florida CHAIN Home Donate Contact Us Facebook Twitter YouTube


Dont miss your chance. Click below to register!

July 10, 1 PM: Special Enrollment Periods 

July 15, 1 PM: Open Enrollment 2.0 with HHS

July 24, 1 PM & 6 PM: Health Care Reform 101

*The Webinars are closed to the press but will be made available online after, for everyone*

Florida CHAIN is a statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians 

Florida CHAIN Home Donate Contact Us Facebook Twitter YouTube
Increasing access to affordable quality health care Click here to unsubscribe


Register at 



September 17 & 18 - 7:30am to 4:00pm

Treasure Coast GFNF Child Summit
Location: Indian River State College, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex, Frank & LeVan Fee Bldg.,
4600 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981


October 24 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Predators presented by Dr. Sue Brown, Palm Beach Behavioral Health & Wellness
Location: Children's Services Council-Martin, 101 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994



 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: