The Children's Services Council is pleased to share information on the following events and activities. For additional information on each event, please contact the sponsoring organization directly. Events in the weekly blasts are listed free of charge and should not be considered as endorsements by The Children's Services Council.
** Call for Articles: 2017-18 Family Resource Guide **
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Request for Qualifications Announcements 
Building an Integrated Data System
The Children's Services Council of Broward County is requesting a consultant to design and build an integrated data system. The CSC is seeking to build data bridges and a data warehouse for state and local data systems (IDS). The IDS consultant will have strong experience in design plan, knowledge of security protocols, legacy data systems and working for a government entity.  

View RFQ
Pre-Bid Conference: March 27, 2017
Due: April 24, 2017 on/before Noon

BreakSpot Summer Evaluation 
The CSC is requesting a consultant to design, implement and report out on an evaluation for the Summer BreakSpot Program. Summer BreakSpot is a multi-site program providing enrichment services to children along with meals. The desired outcome evaluation will report on the effects of the enrichment services. 

Pre-Bid Conference: March 24, 2017
Due: April 21, 2017 on/before Noon
Fairs & Entertainment

Broward 4-H Community Fair
Exhibit Displays * Live Competitions * Entertainment * Competitive Entries. The Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on, practical education program that focuses on building life skills in the areas of healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and STEM in young people ages 5 to 18.
Broward 4-H 
Mar. 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Girl Rising!: Documentary Film Matinee 
In the face of overwhelming odds, 9 girls from 9 different countries struggle to attain their dream of an education. Rated PG-13+. Giveaways and refreshments. Special guests: Mrs. Bell of Watkins Elementary Magnet School and A.R.I.S.E. Dance Team! Please call to reserve your seat.  
Holy Cross Outreach Department and Friends of Carver
Ranches Library
Mar. 25 | 2 - 4:00 p.m.
West Park 

3rd Annual Adaptive Sports & Recreation Expo
This event features a variety of sports and exercises beneficial to the physical and mental health of those who have suffered strokes, lost the use of limbs, or are coping with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Visit link for schedule of events (includes Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Kids Play Zone).
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
Mar. 25 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5th Annual Me and My Dad Challenge
Challenging fathers to step up for their children! All Broward County male role models and their children are encouraged to attend. FREE entry, prizes and refreshments. Bring your swim gear and learn "Water Smart" techniques to keep your child from drowning. Register today!
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County & Broward AWARE!
Apr. 1 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Spring Spectacular: FREE Community Open House 
Featuring: Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Photos * Inflatables * Interactive Activities for Kids * Arts and Crafts * Information on Services and Programs for Kids * Refreshments and Much More! Celebrating Safe Kids Day: Bike Helmet Fitting Station * Poison Control * Police & Fire Rescue * Drowning Prevention. 
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 
Apr. 1 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Family Fun and Resource Fair
FREE: Games * Raffles * Entertainment * Refreshments * Fun For Everyone! 
Children's Services Council of Broward County & Broward AWARE!
Apr. 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Autism Swims
Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 with autism are invited to participate in this free event to promote swimming and water safety. Children of all swimming abilities are welcome. There will be pool games and contests, as well as educational information from various agencies and experts. Participants will receive an event t-shirt. RSVP info on flier. 
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Apr. 22 | 9 - 11:00 a.m.

Family Fit Fest
Get ready to run, dance, catch and throw with Baptist Health South Florida and the Miami Dolphins! We invite you inside "the bubble" for a giant Zumba party, athletic skill zones, fitness activities, health screenings and more. 
Baptist Health South Florida 
Apr. 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
#CSCyouthsummit Facebook Chat
Share our #CSCyouthsummit recap video on Facebook and retweet on Twitter!
Awards, Fundraisers & Community Service

ClueLess on Las Olas
Fundraiser of Partner's In Education, Inc., Broward's premier school-business partnership program serving Broward County Public Schools.
Partners In Education 
Mar. 23 | 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Duck Fest Derby: Adopt a Duck. Help a Child.
The KID Duck Fest Derby, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc., will be a rockin' good time for the whole family! Flock to Esplanade Park for a wide range of family-friendly activities including: * Bounce Houses * Petting Zoo * Face Painting * Funny Photo Opportunities * Meet and Greet with Splash, the Duck Fest Derby Mascot * Delicious Food & So Much More! At 2:00 p.m., join our excited and energized crowd as we cheer on the 30,000 rubber ducks floating down the New River to the finish line. 
Kids in Distress 
Mar. 25 | 12 - 3:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Bling It Blue: Autism Awareness Night and Fundraiser
Come dressed in your favorite shade of blue (cocktail attire) and take part in this Baudhuin Preschool PTO Fundraiser! Enjoy drinks and light appetizers, wonderful music, joyful atmosphere, silent auction, door prizes and much more!
Baudhuin Preschool PTO 
Apr. 1 | 6 - 10:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale
CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains
Advanced Art Therapy  
Apr. 5 | Reg. Link

Developing the Leaders Around You 
Apr. 6 | Reg. Link

Overview of Depression and Anxiety in Youth and 
Their Treatment  
Apr. 11 | Reg. Link

The CSC Online Learning Center (OLC)
This is a free training website created for any person serving children and families in Broward County. The OLC offers quality and relevant courses that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere there is Internet access. Just register, enroll and view.

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Conferences, Trainings & Workshops
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. This training is designed to provide people with understanding of mental health and how they can assist as non-clinicians. Register now as this class is limited to 30 people.  
Holy Cross Hospital and Henderson Behavioral Health
March 29 & 30 | 8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration, 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - 4-hour Course Each Day
Fort Lauderdale

Boy's RTWY (Refining the Whole You) Weekend:
Etiquette Workshops 
Ages 8-18. Some of the topics include chivalry, table etiquette, maintaining person hygiene and more.  
From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette 
Apr. 8 & 9

The Life of Katherine Johnson
Roundtable discussion with the daughters of Katherine Johnson and various speakers. FREE event! Please bring your family, children and college students as we dialogue about the movie and the life of Katherine Johnson. Her story illustrated the importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to our youth!
North Broward County (FL) Chapter of The Links, Inc. and 
Broward College
Apr. 22 | 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 2:00 p.m.)
Coconut Creek 

3rd Annual Teen Girls - Let's Talk About It
The purpose of this event is to end Silence...Talk! We want to bring together young ladies between the ages of 11-20 to participate in this fun yet educational event. Teen girls will take part in fun activities, be informed on life's unexpected issues, be entertained, hear from guest speakers, mingle and enjoy lunch. We want teen girls to leave with open eyes and be aware on life. 
Treasures of Hope, Inc.
Apr. 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale 



New Family Series  
- Adventures in Relationships
Topics include personality styles, meeting our emotional needs, love languages, dividing responsibilities, the power of us, conflict resolution, and listening skills. Dinner and child care provided.
Apr. 6 - May 11 | Thursday Nights 6 - 8:00 p.m.

- Baby & Me
For Families with infants 6 weeks to 8 months old. The parent(s) and child will participate in play-based activities that support cognitibve and social develpment while learning solutions to parenting challenges. This series will provide the foundation for learning, play, growth and development for the baby and parent(s). Dinner provided for family. Child care provided for older children.
Apr. 6, 20 and 27 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Jack & Jill Children's Center
Fort Lauderdale

Other Events

Denim Day: We Believe You!
Denim Day is a day-long observance dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence. Throughout April, several displays will also be exhibited at various Broward County Libraries and the Broward County Governmental Center lobby.
Nancy J. Cotterman Center
Apr. 25


Let's Talk About It
An open forum discussion for teens to come out and express what's on their mind in a positive way. 
Florida All-Star Youth Inc.
Apr. 8, May 13
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Fort Lauderdale 

Because Of Fear, I Said It In Poetry: Speaking Up and Rhyming Out 
On-Call Leadership (Working with youth ages 9-17)
2nd & 4th Friday of Every Month
Northwest Gardens Leasing Office 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Fort Lauderdale 

"Movie Night in the City"
On-Call Leadership Inc. & Florida All-Star Youth Inc.
Every 2nd Saturday 
6:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

Grief Support Groups for the Entire Family 
Welcoming children, teens, young adults and families seeking support after the loss of a loved one. In partnership with VITAS Healthcare, the free Peer Support Groups run across Miami-Dade and Broward County. Offering a safe and comfortable environment for participants to explore their emotions along with their peers. Complimentary pizza dinner provided before all group meetings.  
Children's Bereavement Center
Every Wednesday of the month  

Spanish Support Group for Parents
For parents with children with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. 
South Florida Wellness Network 
Third Wednesday of Month | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

NJCC Counseling Unit No-Cost Services
The Counseling Unit at NJCC provides forensically sensitive therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults victimized by the crime of sexual abuse/assault and child victims of physical abuse. Services are also provided to non-offending family members.
Nancy J. Cotterman Center (NJCC) 

Are you the caretaker for your grandchild, niece, nephew or sibling? You don't have to do it alone. The CARES TEAM can help. Offering family support, parent support and school support & guidance. Free and no referral necessary. 
Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida 
Broward Community
Broward families, you may qualify for FREE tax assistance. Visit for more information or call 2-1-1. The Children's Services Council of Broward County is proud to sponsor the VITA program in our county.