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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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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 Futures
Children's Services Council SLC, 546 N.W. University Blvd., Suite 201, Port St. Lucie, FL  34986
Learn 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 or just show up
For more information contact 


September 16 & 17, 2015 - 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Treasure 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.


Early Childhood Videos
Brain & Physical Development
Preschool/Early Care & Education
Other Interventions/Coordinated Services

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.  

Moving Beyond A Suicide Attempt: From Surviving to Thriving 
Daniel J. Reidenberg, PsyD, CPAI, BCPC, FAPA, DAPA, CRS, CMT
Executive Director - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Managing Director - National Council for Suicide Prevention
US Representative - International Association for Suicide Prevention
Tuesday, April 28, 2015                                           
10:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST)  
Approximately 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this webinar
Florida Certification Board Provider #A-001, Exp. 12/31/2015
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676, Exp.  Date 3/31/2017
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676, Exp. Date 10/31/2016
Clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, medical personnel, and executives in substance abuse, mental health, prevention agencies, community coalitions, managing entities and DCF program staff.
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
Spring 2015

Webinar #1: April 28, 2015 @ 12 pm ET

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.
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 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.
 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

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