CSCMC-Funded Agency Information:
Invitation to Negotiate (ITN):
- Click here to view the Respondent Questionnaire Form for the Whole Child Connection program
- For the Microsoft Word version of the Respondent Questionnaire Form and the Microsoft Excel version of the Budget Form, please contact Stephanie Macera at email@example.com.
- To view the FY 2014-2015 Performance Measures for The Whole Child Connection, please click here.
- For a transcript of the Question and Answer period of the ITN Respondents Meeting, please click here.
- For the Whole Child Connection Data for January 2015, please click here.
- For Profiles by Race-Zip-Income-DOB from July to Dec. 2015, please click here.
- For Salary and Fringe Information for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, please click here.
- For general questions about the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), please contact Sarah Gosney at (772) 288-5758 ext. 101.
Sample Contract and Budget:
- Click here to view the 2015-2016 CSCMC Sample Contract and Budget
- Click here to view the 2014-2015 CSCMC Sample Contract and Budget
- Click here to download our 2015-2016 CSCMC Program and Funding Policies
- Click here to download our 2014-2015 CSCMC Program and Funding Policies
- For the Mid-Year Developmental Assets Report Form and the 2013-2014 Year-End CHARACTER COUNTS! Report Form, please email Laura Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Developmental Assets form is due by January 31, 2015 and the CC! Form is due by July 17, 2015.
- Click here to download a logo: CSCMC "Proudly Supported By" logo
- To order a new decal for a CSCMC-funded agency door, email: email@example.com
- To request a new banner for a CSCMC-funded agency, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submitting a press release on a CSCMC-funded program? Please include the following boilerplate language:
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 www.cscmc.org.
CSCMC Application For Funding:
- Click here to view our website application NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
- CSCMC Application [To view a sample Application for Funding, please contact Sarah Gosney at email@example.com]
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.
GFNF & Partnership Events
May 15, 2015 - 8:30 a. m.Urgent Need for Foster Parents'If each one could reach one'Breakfast hosted by Guardians For New FuturesChildren's Services Council SLC, 546 N.W. University Blvd., Suite 201, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986Learn more about the urgent need for foster families and Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast. If you have ever thought of being a foster parent or know someone who has please share this information and join us to learn more.Also, learn how you can help!Register at www.gfnf4kids.org/events.asp or just show upFor more information contact Christina.Kaiser@devereuxcbc.org
SAVE THE DATESSeptember 16 & 17, 2015 - 7:30 am to 4:00 pmTreasure Coast GFNF Child Summit
The Florida Gang Investigators Association and SandyPines Hospital invite you to join us for the Gang Prevention and Intervention Summit is beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida. The 2015 Gang Intervention and Prevention Summit is for law enforcement, educators, prevention and intervention specialist, after care providers, social services providers, medical staff, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapist, community leaders, after care providers and anyone involved in the betterment of our youth.
Thanks to our partnership with SandyPines, SIX (6) total CEU credits are available for this training for the Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling through Florida Provider #: 50-946, UHS Youth Services.
If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please contact Leslie Rabon at (850) 606-3438 at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation. To learn more, click the flyer here.
- 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: https://martinartsorg.presencehost.net/programs/power_up.html
- Child Trends as part of our work leading the Communications Working Group for the Alliance has assembled a log of early childhood videos. Below is a list of the some of these videos sorted by topic area. If your organization has produced videos or uses videos that you think are worth sharing, please let Kaylor Garcia know and we will add them to this list.( firstname.lastname@example.org) We will make sure all these videos are archived on the Young Child Facts boards on Pinterest.
Early Childhood VideosBrain & Physical Development
- Brain Builders (First Five Years Fund, based on research from Harvard Center)
- In Brief Series (Harvard Center)
- Science of Early Childhood Development
- Early Adversity
- Executive Function
- Three Concepts in Early Development (Harvard Center)
- Brain Hero (Harvard Center)
- How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development (Alberta Family Wellness)
- The Linguistic Genius of Babies (Patricia Kuhl, Ted Talk)
- What Babies Learn Before They’re Born (Annie Murphy Paul, Ted Talk)
- Video Series 1: The Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing (ZERO TO THREE)
- Nurturing Brain Development
- TemperamentPreschool/Early Care & Education
- In Brief Series (Harvard Center)
- Early Childhood Program Effectiveness
- Foundations of Health
- The View From 3 Feet (Soul Pancake)—why preK matters, according to kids
- Early Learning: A Smart Investment (WSB-TV, Atlanta—special report)
- Invest in Us: Quality Local Care with Julianne Moore (First Five Years Fund)
- Early Learning Matters (First Five Years Fund)
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation – Irving Harris & Early Childhood Education (321 FastDraw)
- Early Learning Matters (Strategies for Children, Inc.)
- Change the First Five Years of Life and You Change Everything, (Ounce of Prevention)Other Interventions/Coordinated Services
- Building Adult Capacities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change (Harvard Center)
- The Importance of Early Childhood Development (Brookings Institute)
- Why so many children aren’t ready for school (CNN & Sesame Street Workshop)—school readiness and how technology helps
- Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything (First Five Years Fund)
- Video Series 1: The Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing (ZERO TO THREE)
- Building Reading Skills
- Playing to Build Skills
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office (SAMH), in conjunction with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), would like to invite you to a FREE webinar. Approximately 2.0 CEUs are available at no cost.
WHAT: Moving Beyond A Suicide Attempt: From Surviving to Thriving PRESENTER: Daniel J. Reidenberg, PsyD, CPAI, BCPC, FAPA, DAPA, CRS, CMTExecutive Director - Suicide Awareness Voices of EducationManaging Director - National Council for Suicide PreventionUS Representative - International Association for Suicide Prevention DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 201510:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST) CEUs: Approximately 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this webinarFlorida Certification Board Provider #A-001, Exp. 12/31/2015Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 3/31/2017Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 10/31/2016 WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, medical personnel, and executives in substance abuse, mental health, prevention agencies, community coalitions, managing entities and DCF program staff. ABOUT THIS WEBINAR: Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on society. There are far more suicides each year than homicides. In fact, from 2008 - 2010, the number of suicides has been more than twice that of homicides. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 40,000 people died by suicide in 2012. After cancer and heart disease, suicide now accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. This webinar will discuss current efforts to work with suicide survivors and will include a review of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the National Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention. Webinar participants will learn: 1) best practices in helping suicide attempt survivors; 2) how to help suicide attempt survivors identify who they can talk to about their attempt with and who not to; 3) learn how to encourage survivors to incorporate the "survivor" identify and move toward a "thriver" identity; and 4) learn how to understand and differentiate between the needs and wants of suicide attempt survivors.To register for this event, please click on the link or copy and paste into your browser:
Please read the following important messages before registering for this event:
- FADAA uses WebEx as our online event system.
- Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers. There is no teleconference for this event.
- Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. To avoid problems with log-in and receiving credit for attendance, please use the confirmation email to join the event. This email is coded with your registration information. Also, please confirm that email from "MESSENGER@WEBEX.COM" is not blocked as spam or junk by your email server.
Parents Are the Secret Sauce:
A Lineup of Successful Parents Webinars for GLR Communities
Webinar #1: April 28, 2015 @ 12 pm ET
BETTER THAN FINDING NEMO:
Finding & Sharing Common Language Among Parents and Providers,
Early Educators, Teachers & Health Professionals
Featured Guests: Ellen Galinsky & Erin Ramsey, Families & Work Institute
A key "secret sauce" ingredient to ensuring that more children from low-income families are ready for school is to make sure that we use the research on how best to help children learn and thrive. Then we need to create a common language so that families and professionals are talking and working together to bring this research to life.
- What have we learned from the science to zero in on some of the most important concepts--particularly from the research on executive function life skills?
- What have we learned from practice about creating a common language, better systems alignment and a different way of family engagement?
- How do we measure and track our efforts?Join Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making, and Erin Ramsey, Mind in the Making senior program director, in this interactive webinar to learn about the importance of taking research to action, creating a common language about how children learn and implementing and scaling this important work in our communities to help children and their families succeed and thrive.
Please register for this webinar here. You will receive a confirmation after registering.
Learn more about Mind in the Making here. Explore the Families & Work Institute website here.
Save the Date for Upcoming Webinars
Webinar #2: BETTING ON ELMO, MARTHA, & LENA: The Promise of Technology to Reach & Support Parents on May 27, 2015 1:00 PM ET. Register here.
Quit Doc Tobacco Summit"The Emerging Issues of Tobacco Control"Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9:30 - 3:30College of Central Florida, OcalaRegistration link: http://quitdocsummit.eventbrite.comThe 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.
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
- Have a project that benefits Indiantown residents? Apply for funding through Martin County's Indiantown Community Trust Fund! Click here: http://ap3server.martin.fl.us:7778/portal/page?_pageid=355,4421817&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
State of the Child Symposium Information:
- 2013 State of the Child Symposium: Click here to view the agenda for the 2013 State of the Child Symposium. To watch the keynote speaker, click here!
- 2012 State of the Child Symposium: Interested in the presentation by Dr. Peter Gorski at our first State of the Child Symposium, held on April 27? You can see it here.