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.
Fairs & Entertainment
~ Apr. 22 Featured Event: Broward AWARE ~
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.

Heal the Planet Day
FREE event! 'The Farmer & The Chef' Vegetarian Cooking Competition * Kid's Zone with Free Face Painting & Activities * Workshops on Environment & Sustainability * Movement Zone - Yoga, Dance, Pilates & More * Grow Your Own Food "How To" Zone * Live Entertainment by Drum Cafe * Vendors & Live Music. 
Heal the Planet 
Apr. 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

The Joyful Journey Baby & Family Expo
FREE Admission: It's a "Special Delivery" event for all Expecting Moms, Moms of Newborns & Moms of Toddlers, too! Lots of baby goods, products, discount offers, giveaways, resources, services and outstanding organizations under one roof to cater to you and your special bundle of joy!
Journey of Joy Children's Events 
Apr. 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Uniting Broward: Community Showcase
Demonstrations * Paint the Fire Truck * Bounce Houses * Water Slides * Food Trucks, DJ & more! Please bring folding chairs and towels (you might get wet)! Recruitment opportunities available.
Broward Sheriff's Office 
Apr. 29 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Healthy Kids Day
Join us for a sneak peek into the adventure we have planned this summer! The day's fun activities include: Summer Camp Previews, Sports Demos, Swim Lesson & Drowning Prevention Info, Kids Games, and Healthy Snacks. Bring a friend!
YMCA of South Florida 
Apr. 29 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Wellness Day: In Recognition of Mental Health Awareness Day
Activities Include: Yoga, Zumba, Massage Table, Friendly Sports Competition, Games, Tie Dye Painting, Coloring Meditation, Lyrical Expression, Photo Booth, Healthy Eating Demonstrations, Raffles and Wellness Champions Award Recognition.
One Community Partnership - OCP2
May 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Broward County, Florida
Spring / Summer 2017
Broward County Parks & Recreation Division
Awards, Fundraisers & Community Service 

Kip Hunter Marketing Making Real Connections 
Inviting you to join us for a breakfast to celebrate our honorees and the real connections we are making every day. Benefitting 2-1-1 Broward.
Presented by Baptist Health South Florida
May 3 | Networking & Buffet Breakfast (7:30 - 8:30 a.m.)
Program Begins (8:30 a.m.)

Take A Swing Against Drowning 
Drowning is the #1 cause of death for children under 5 in Broward County. For every fatal drowning, four more children suffer 
life-long injuries. The McGovern Foundation, Inc. and the SWIMS Foundation are an integral part of the Water Smart Broward campaign aimed at reducing death and injury from drowning. Be part of the solution on May 5. Join us as we Take a Swing Against Drowning! With your help, we can make it a huge success. We need golfers, sponsors and/or silent auction items. 

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SWIMS Foundation
May 5 | 12:00 p.m. Registration, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Coral Springs 
CSC Broward Trainings        #CSCBrowardTrains
Storytelling 101
Apr. 26 | Reg. Link

Results Based Accountability 201
Apr. 28 | Reg. Link

Heartsavers Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED  
May 4 |  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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
AHAM Education is offering the evidence-based 8-week mindfulness-based course starting April 25. Course includes silent day retreat. Space limited to 10 participants. Free orientation on April 18. Partial scholarships for NPO employees, university students, teachers, mental health employees on a first come first serve basis. 
AHAM Education 
Apr. 18 Free Orientation | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Apr. 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13

Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training
Mental health professionals, earn 12 CEUs.
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center
Apr. 20-22

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 

4th Annual Narcotics Conference 
A must-attend event discussing the human behavior of mind-altering substances affecting our daily way of life. Learn the warning signs and meet some of the brightest minds in the fields of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Criminology and Education, encompassing four panel discussions. 
Broward Crime Commission 
May 19
Deerfield Beach

7th Annual Hopeful Tears Institute Grief Summit  
Tomorrow's Rainbow, in partnership with the Children's Services Council of Broward County, presents Holding Space on May 23. Practitioners are often bombarded by differing techniques to help heal some of our community's most wounded children, teens and adults. Holding Space allows practitioners to engage clients in meaningful, cathartic work with individuals and groups that have witnessed, experienced and dealt with traumatic situations. This training is a must for those in the trauma informed services community and anyone facilitating growth and change. 
Tomorrow's Rainbow / Hopeful Tears Institute 
May 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pompano Beach
Reg. Link |  Flier 



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.
Ongoing - 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. 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

Take the Stage! Get Into the Groove
In cooperation with the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation, this free dance program is for youth ages 8-13 with developmental disabilities. This session offers a new fusion of jazz ballet and hip hop in a fun, active and noncompetitive setting while focusing on enhancing coordination, rhythm, socialization, self-awareness, self-expression and confidence. The program will be held weekly on Saturdays from Apr. 22 through June 10 (no class on June 3). Preregistration is required and may be available through the Friday before the second class on April 29 unless the program is full. 
Broward County Parks and Recreation Special Populations Division 

2017 Youth Camp-In & Diversity Days
Camp-in starts Friday at 6:00 p.m. and doors open Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for workshops. Don't miss the youth pageant and crowning of Mr and Ms Youth Pride! There will be live entertainment on Saturday, and on both days, there will be food, drinks and snacks.
Florida Youth Pride Coalition 
May 19 & 20
Fort Lauderdale

Hosanna's First Annual Survivors Stroll: Healing Families
A day of inspiration, reflection and empowerment for survivors and anyone impacted by incest, molestation and rape. We are not alone! Activities: Walk Delevoe Lake, Hear Motivational Speakers, Express through Art, Meet Community Partners. 
Hosanna's Exposed The Conversation 
May 20 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale

JA BizTown Camp
Looking for a fresh alternative to the same old summer camp? Are your children ready for an engaging summer camp experience? That's what JA BizTown Camp promises to deliver! Campers are immersed in JA's nationally recognized curriculum in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness while also participating in fun activities like art, STEM and fitness. Ages 8-13 (after 3rd grade) Leaders in Training: 14-16 (after 8th grade). 
Junior Achievement of South Florida 
June - August
Coconut Creek


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.
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 
New Day: Fourth Monday 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) 

Ongoing Grief Support Group
Providing free grief support groups to children ages 3 years old through high school and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The Tomorrow's Rainbow Ranch is the only children's grief center of its kind offering innovative, best practice programming to support childhood grief and loss through miniature horse interactions, therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support.
Tomorrow's Rainbow
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
The Center for Independent Living of Broward presents the Wheelchair Mobility Project. CIL is offering FREE brand new wheelchairs to persons with disabilities residing in Broward County to increase mobility. Schedule an appointment for delivery.