Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 23, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
TheChildrensTrust.Org - Our New Website is Up & Running!
We're already a week into Phase One, the public-facing side of our beautiful new mobile-friendly site - come take a look! You’ll find easier-to-navigate pages; streamlined, must-have information; the latest Trust news and events; important community happenings and provider trainings; and professional development programs and opportunities. The site's vastly improved functionality and content mean that now - more than ever - thechildrenstrust.org (and todoslosninos.net and touttimoun.org ) is a one-stop shop for everything you need to better serve the children and families of Miami-Dade County. Phase Two, which includes full access to the Provider Portal as well as provider-specific content, will go live next month.
2017 CAT Observations: Parenting, After-School & Youth Enrichment
Based on provider feedback, we will now conduct CAT observations during the 1-4 month visit, in order to allow providers more time to meaningfully implement suggested recommendations. Upcoming CAT observations will take place between September 1 and November 30; each program should send the most updated version of its schedule to its contract manager no later than August 31 . This is the only way our CAT members will be able to schedule a visit to your program. Questions or comments? Email programmetrics@thechildrenstrust.org
Volunteers Needed for The Children's Trust 2017 Family Expo
Our FREE Family Expo is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and we're looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, the event attracts hundreds of child and family services exhibitors sharing vital information with approximately 15,000 visitors. The day is also marked by a slew of fun activities for kids, including interactive games, a robotics room, live musical performances, face painters, and arts and crafts, to name just a few.

As a volunteer, you'll have a great time at the event; receive complimentary lunch, refreshments and snacks; and log in community service hours (if needed). Sign up online at www.thechildrenstrust.org no later than Wednesday, August 30 . We look forward to seeing you there!
Injury Prevention Training
All Trust-funded providers are required to participate in childhood injury prevention efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami. Upcoming trainings are listed below; all take place at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami FL 33136. Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and to register.

  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 23, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, August 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 30, 3-4 p.m.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities - Upcoming Trainings
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar ; PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training . For more information, email vinfante@advocacynetwork.org .

  • Discovering Inclusion Thursday, August 31, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • An Administrator's Overview of the ADA Thursday, September 7, 9 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

Note: All provider staff members must participate in at least one ACT-provided training, and all program executives and administrators are required to attend An Administrator's Overview of the ADA.
Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

From Our Friends
Boost Organizational Sustainability: Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp!
Radical Partners announces Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, a free, 12-week program for founders and executive directors of organizations that address pressing issues in Miami. Participants are paired up with an individual coach and host a series of whole group labs and events focused on building capacity and increasing the impact of the organizations they lead. Major topic areas include pitching, fundraising, team growth, time management and branding. Click here for complete program details . Applications now being accepted; submission deadline is on Friday, August 25 .
Providers Wanted: Project RISE YAS Advisory Committee
Project RISE is looking for YAS providers interested in creating a YAS Advisory Committee (YASAC) to discuss issues important to providers who serve elementary-age children in after-school programs. If you are interested in meeting for 1-2 hours to discuss how the advisory committee might be useful for the YAS initiative and what that committee might look like, enter your contact information here .
Second Annual Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade will be hosting its second Prematurity Symposium on Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25 . Download an informational flyer about the event here; CEUs and CMEs provided. Visit www.hscmd.org to register.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) course is designed to train adults on how to recognize and support youth developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or emotional crisis, by applying a core 5-step action plan. Course will provide eight CEUs for attendees in mental health services. For more detailed information on course fees and CEUs, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825 or tony@insightandmore.net , or visit www.insightandmore.net .
Grant Opportunities
Youth Soccer
The Target Youth Soccer grants program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Any eligible school, government agency, nonprofit organization or nonprofit regional/local soccer organization within the U.S., serving children and youth ages 5-18 years, may apply. Preference given to those programs serving in-need communities. Click here for more information and to apply ; application deadline is on Wednesday, August 30, noon CST .
Public Play Spaces for Kids
Do you have a great idea for how to turn everyday places – like sidewalks, bus stops, plazas and laundromats – into play spaces for kids across Miami? The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target and KaBOOM!, will award grants of up to $30,000 to turn your ideas into reality. Visit apply.kaboom.org for details ; application deadline is on Friday, September 1 .
Community Health
The Florida Blue Foundation announces a grant opportunity in the area of improving consumer health; application deadline is on Friday, September 8, 5 p.m. ET . Visit Florida Blue for more details on this funding opportunity and a link to an application . Additional questions may be directed to floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com or 800.477.3746, ext. 63215.
Social Innovation
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) designed to build important evidence about “what works” in U.S. social spending. Visit www.arnoldfoundation.org to download the solicitation in its entirety ; application deadline is on Friday, September 15 .
Marginalized Populations
The NoVo Foundation has announced the Radical Hope Fund, a $20 million, four-year commitment to support bold and transformative social justice work focused on marginalized populations. Visit www.novofoundation.org for fund guidelines and application requirements ; Letters of Intent must be submitted by noon ET on Wednesday, October 4 .
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Director *
The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) seeks a director to support the organization in all its ongoing activities, while also contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives, and exploring additional avenues for impact and engagement. Download a pdf containing a complete job description, requirements and application guidelines here ; application must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 5, 5 p.m. ET .
Youth Program Aide - Part-Time
The Town of Cutler Bay seeks a part-time youth program aide; salary $11.25-$15/hour. Visit www.cutlerbay-fl.gov for complete job description, requirements and application instructions
Available Positions at the Advocacy Network on Disabilities

  • Care Coordinator - Creole Speaking Responsibilities include working with families to mutually develop and achieve goals. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field (master’s preferred), and two years’ experience providing care coordination. Experience serving individuals with disabilities and knowledge of community resources preferred; flexible hours a must.
  • Intake Specialist - Creole Speaking Responsible for conducting initial assessments.

Email résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org
Available Positions at Our Little Ones

  • Curriculum Specialist/Disability Coordinator For its Head Start program. Must possess minimum B.S. (master’s preferred) in early childhood education, early childhood special education, child development or elementary education, with 18 credit hours in early childhood education; proficiency in both oral and written English; and minimum 2+ years relevant experience.
  • Teacher - Head Start Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, pre-K or primary education, preschool education or related field; and must be VPK certified.

Email résumé to info@ourlittleones.org
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