Community Events Blast



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2-1-1 Broward – Signature Grand Ghoul NEW

211 Broward Signature Grand Ghoul Halloween Party for 21 and over. Emceed by former Miami Dolphins Player O.J. McDuffie. Dancing, silent auction, costume party.

Early bird tickets $75, VIP Tickets $125

Monday, Oct. 29 I 7:00 p.m.

A Youth Violence Prevention Program by Sandy Hook Promise

During the week of September 24–28, hundreds of schools and youth organizations from across the United States will participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s third annual Start With Hello Week. Start With Hello Week brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization. Start With Hello Week raises awareness and educates students and the community through Start With Hello trainings, advertising, activities, public proclamations, media events, student contests, and school awards.

To register your school or youth organization to participate in Start With Hello Week September 24–28, 2018, please visit our website.

BRHPC – Health Services Planning Committee

Please join us as we discuss the health status of Broward County and receive a special presentation by Peter A. Gorski, MD, MPA on: Accounting for Primary Social, Educational, Economic and Environmental Resources and Determinants for Population

Health and Children’s Development: Risk & Resilience.

SEP 28 l 10:00 a.m.


DEADLINE Thursday, September 6th

National Center for Families Learning Conference

Children’s Services Council is sponsoring an exciting, early childhood-focused

pre-Conference event at NCFL’s Families Learning Conference at the Ft. Lauderdale

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

This pre-Conference event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23rd. See flier or website for more information




Fiscal Readiness (two-part training)

Sep. 17 & 24 I 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Best Practices in Nonprofit Board Development

(two-part training)

Sep. 21 & 28 I 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Results Based Accountability 201

Sep. 25 I 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Beyond the Book: Increasing Literacy through Interactive Read Alouds NEW

Sep. 6 I 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


APD Medicaid Waiver 101 Training

Learn about Medicaid Waiver with Rita Castor, APD Regional Operations Manager. A comprehensive overview of eligibility and services will be provided to case managers, and another community agencies wanting to learn more.

This is a FREE training is limited to 30 participants; registration is first come first serve.

SEP 5 l 1:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Embodied Presence and Self Care (Level 1) NEW

We are pleased to offer a second round of Mindfulness Professional Development by AHAM Education as part of the Superintendent’s Mindfulness Initiative. To apply see attached flyer for details or access “Steps to Register” below.

The purpose of this training is to equip district personnel with self-care and mindfulness tools, promote habitual mindfulness practice among students, and create a foundation for a mindful school community culture. CEUs for mental health professionals are available upon request.

There are two levels of training:

Level 1 Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate (MBSR Course) – currently available for enrollment, see attached flyer

Level 2 Mindful Facilitator Certificate (additional supervised facilitator training) – to be announced

Application Deadline: Sep. 7 I 12 p.m.

Guardian Ad Litem – Volunteer Information Sessions

The Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County is appointed to children in the county that are alleged to have been abused, abandon or neglected. If you are passionate about children and want to make a difference in a child’s life by breaking the circle of abuse, you can help by becoming a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer. Be the Voice that affects their length of time in foster care and their ability to receive services.

Volunteer today by joining us to learn more about the program and how you can help.

SEP 12 l 6 p.m.

SEP 19 l 12 p.m.

SEP 26 l 6 p.m.

To confirm your attendance or for more information call 954-831-5577 or email . Be the difference, Each One Reach One!

At Jack & Jill Children’s Center, we’re gearing up to start our parent classes up again. The first series we’ll be offering is:

Entrepreneurial & Career Advancement Series

Topics: Intro to Entrepreneurship & Business Planning, Marketing, Money Matters, How to get your Business Started and Collaborate with Others,

Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Job Search Strategies, Using Linked-In.

Sept. 13, 2018—Oct. 18, 2018

Thursday nights from 6-8pm

Free dinner & child care included!

Complete all classes and receive a $30 gift card

$10 Fee for the Entire Series

EASE Conference For Parents and Teachers

Broward County Public Schools’ Division of Exceptional Student Learning Support invites you to the first annual Educating All Students with Excellence (EASE) conference. EASE is an innovative and engaging day of professional development focused on inclusion.

The cost for parents to attend is $50.00.

Oct. 5 l 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Arc Educates – Advance Topics in Teaching Language to Children with Autism NEW

Broward County Public Schools’ Division of Exceptional Student Learning Support invites you to the first annual Educating All Students with Excellence (EASE) conference. EASE is an innovative and engaging day of professional development focused on inclusion.

The cost for parents to attend is $50.00.

Oct. 19 l 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


September is a Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, Inc. (SCDABC), wanted to make sure that we are bringing awareness about Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Trait. Please see the attached flyer that shows our upcoming events we have planned for during the month of September. We hope that you will continue to fight with us to Break the Sickle Cycle and join us at these events.

Register today for our Fall Programs in our Caterpillar Club!

The Caterpillar Club is a series of educational and recreational classes geared toward child development through hands on learning and fun experiences.


Caribbean Healthy Food Focus Group

Each of the five focus groups will meet from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Cuba – Friday, September 7, 2018, Tyrone Bryant Library in Fort Lauderdale.

Trinidad & Tobago – Monday, September 10, 2018, BRHPC in Hollywood.

$25.00 gift card per household. See filer for more information.

A Mother’s Cry For Help Inc. – Mother of Pearls Event

As I started my journey being a teenage Mother at the age of 16 there were so many thoughts and feelings I couldn’t explain. When doubt and fear set in I didn’t have anyone to tell my feelings to. A Mother’s Cry for Help is a safe haven for those teenage mothers who needs that extra care or support. We are here for you! #mystory #mytestimony #yoursupport

Sep. 8 l 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Attendance Symposium

The Student Services Department with BCPS is working diligently to plan for a successful Attendance Symposium for the 2018/19 school year. This year’s event will take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Au-Rene Theater. We are expecting at least 1,000 community members (including parents, principals, school counselors, school social workers, elected officials, District leaders, and business partners).

SEP 12 l 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

3rd Annual

Community Resource Fair

The Haitian Families Support Committee, a subsidiary of the Broward Children’s Strategic Plan in partnership with Broward County Public Schools Student Services Department and Revelation Christian Church, host the 3rd Annual Community Resource Fair. We are looking to make this event bigger and better every year. This year, we have changed the location to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School (previously held at Franklin Park) to expand the reach within the County, giving more access to various resources. There will be entertainment, games, various health screenings and a food distribution sponsored by Feeding South Florida for the whole family. This event is open to all residents of Broward County!

For vendor opportunities, please

pre-register for consideration.

SEP 22 l 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Disability Programs & Trainings and Give Opportunity to Disability invite you to become a vendor or an official sponsor of the 5th Annual FUNclusion® at the GERMAN AMERICAN CLUB in Hollywood, Florida.

FUNclusion is an annual entertainment event for the whole family. We provide a multisensory platform for creative, cultural and educational activities and presentations highlighting the work of individuals whose creative gifts go unnoticed due to social stigmas that marginalized people with disabilities.

SEP 23 I 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Broward County Public School – DADS Event

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Broward County Public Schools will be celebrating Dads Take Your Child to School Day, which is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement. Elementary schools within Broward County Public Schools will participate in this campaign. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September 26.

Help us celebrate by sharing your photos of Dads Take Your Child to School Day @FACE_BCPS #BCPS #FLDadsatschoolday

SEP 26

Open House and Provider Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities NEW

The Children’s Services Council, along with support from Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Broward Schools, the Autism Society and others have worked together to bring a night of information to parents and youth ages 14-21 about great services offered by VR.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

SEP 26 I 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for BHS’ Inaugural Broward Housing Solutions® A Walk in the Park – “Your Contribution for a Solution: Mental Illness & Homeless”.

Whether you skip or walk – your support will help us fund our affordable housing programs which provide quality, permanent and affordable housing opportunities to meet the needs of lower income or homeless people with disabilities who also have mental illness.

Bring the whole family even your dog* – there will be activities, raffle prizes, music and lots of goodies to eat!

All proceeds will be directed to helping the homeless with mental illness.

OCT 6 I 9:00 a.m.


Vocational Rehabilitation: Pre-Employment Transition Services

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Pre-Employment Training Services (formerly known as STAR) is proving several services to students between the ages of 14-21, currently enrolled in school, and have an IEP or 504 plan. Please see flier for more detail information.

Angel Tree Program – The Salvation Army of Broward

Christmas has officially begun here at The Salvation Army of Broward! Starting 8/27/18 to 10/5/18 the Salvation Army will be taking registrations to get an Christmas appointment card for our Angel Tree Program. Please see flier for more information.

Reading Scholarship Accounts are available for public school students in grades 3 to 5 who struggle with reading. If your student scored a Level 1 or 2 on their English Language Arts state test, they are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship that can be used for tutoring, after-school programs, instructional materials, and curriculum, all to improve their reading or literacy skills. English Language Learners will receive priority. Step Up is the organization administering the program.


CSC Broward is pleased to share the following child and family related information. Please contact the sponsoring organizations directly for more info. Events in the blast are listed free of charge and, unless sponsored by the CSC, should not be considered as endorsements.

To have your event included, please e-mail at least 2 weeks in advance a high-resolution PDF file ONLY, (no JPEG) a brief blurb description, and a web page link to event info/registration (if applicable),

to Alexia Bridges at


Children’s Services Council of Broward | 6600 West Commercial Blvd, Phone: 954-377-1000, Fax: 954-377-1683,
Lauderhill, FL 33319



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