January 7, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
Retention and Engagement Metrics + Data Access Updates
On January 11, Youth Development and Family Services providers will have access to new Program Participation metrics- Retention and Engagement in Trust Central. The retention and engagement metrics will help provide a comprehensive view of program participation by measuring the level of engagement or if participants received the dosage expected to see an impact. Additionally, depending on the initiative, providers will get access to data at different levels including site, activity and participant. These new updates will be available through the grids in the Trust Central Metrics Module. In the upcoming weeks, you will receive links to new resources to help you and your team understand and navigate the new metrics and grids.

For additional information on Program Metrics including the Program Participation Component - Click below.
UM Team COACH Community of Practice – Parenting Programs *
Join UM Team COACH to launch the first Community of Practice (CoP) for Parenting Program providers! CoPs are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better through regular interaction. This CoP is a space to reflect on challenges and successes, problem solve issues, and share resources/strategies. Open to Trust-funded Parenting Program provider staff in all roles. First session is Friday, January 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Florida Statutes Now Require Public Employers, Contractors to Register for
Effective January 1, recently passed section 448.095(e) of the Florida Statutes requires all public employers, contractors and subcontractors, including The Children’s Trust providers, to use the E-Verify system to establish the authorization of new employees, including all new subcontractors and professional services consultants, to work in this country. Providers must also obtain and keep an affidavit from its subcontractors affirming that the subcontractors do not employ, contract or subcontract with any individuals who are not authorized to work in the US.

Providers who have been found to violate the statute will have their agreement or contract terminated, and not renewed for at least a year, per Florida Statutes. If a provider’s subcontractor has violated the statute, the provider must immediately terminate the subcontractor.

The E-Verify system is Internet-based and operated by the Department of Homeland Security that verifies the employment eligibility of employees. For more information on E-Verify and 448.095(e), F.S. (2020), click below.
Free Relationship-Focused Parenting Group for Infants and Caregivers 
Families First is offering weekly groups that meet via telehealth in both English and Spanish and are open to Miami-Dade County residents. Baby & Me promotes optimal attachment between infants and caregivers, increases knowledge of infant development and behavior, and encourages parents to use responsive techniques during routine interactions with their infants. Groups facilitated by UM trained parenting specialists. Now enrolling for January session. Program funded by The Children's Trust.

For more information or to register email below.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
Program Support and Youth Voice Training from Project RISE

Register, get Zoom access info, or take a course, by signing into your Trust Academy account.

Always available online: Discovering Inclusion and Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1
Looking for coaching, technical assistance or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? E-mail hgood@advocacynetwork.org.
Program Support and Youth Voice Training from Project RISE
Providing programs with creative ideas/materials to make activities happen!
As we navigate together through providing programming during a pandemic, Project RISE has found that programs may need extra materials.

  • Providers who are running in-person programming may find that they need more materials to avoid children touching shared items (i.e. balls, arts & crafts materials such as markers, glue, scissors, ingredients for science experiments, etc.) 
  • Providers who are running virtual programming may find that sending children and youth "activity kits" can allow them to do hands-on projects at home. This can increase the variety of activities that can be conducted virtually.

Project RISE can purchase materials for programs, deliver them and provide staff with coaching designed to best utilize these materials. For more information, please fill out the Request Coaching Assistance form here.

Youth Voice Training from Project RISE
Are you providing children and youth with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Participants will learn how to provide meaningful choices within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself. Take a plan to implement back to your program and learn more about items on the SEL-PQA that will help you increase your CAT scores. The training takes place January 26, from 11a.m.- 1 p.m.

Register for this training on Trust Academy in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, " Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437) or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Advancing Racial Equity with Your Privilege Workshop *
In a time when privilege has become a bad word, even the most well-intentioned business executives can struggle to support, let alone relate to, their diversifying teams. Fortunately, when it comes to engaging diverse groups of people in a movement toward a common goal, we can study the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to understand and model how he used his privilege to move millions of people toward positive change despite adversity. In this special executive training with Kemy Joseph, DEI Specialist and Co-Founder of F.E.A.R.S. Advantage™, participants will understand learn how to use privilege to move millions of people toward positive change despite adversity.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
The workshop is free. You can register by clicking below.
Tuition-Free Child Care to Qualifying Miami Families
City of Miami launches new program to provide tuition-free childcare to eligible local families at the City’s three Child Learning Centers. The centers provide developmental, educational and recreational services to children from infancy to age five through a robust curriculum approved by Early Learning Coalition and the Florida Office of Early Learning.

For enrollment, please call 305.759.3507 or e-mai below.
ConnectFamilias COVID-19 Community Survey
ConnectFamilias, in partnership with the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, is launching a county-wide, family-focused COVID-19 Survey. The purpose of this study is to learn about the needs of Miami families during the COVID-19 pandemic to inform future programs to help our community. The survey is open to all parents of children ages 0-17 who reside in Miami-Dade County.

To complete this anonymous, online survey in English or Spanish, please click below:
Career Opportunities
Program Manager - Early Childhood
The Children's Trust is seeking to fill a Program Manager position for Early Childhood. This position will be responsible for administering and monitoring contracts for various early childhood programs and services throughout Miami-Dade County that are funded by The Children's Trust.
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
Available Positions at FIU After-School Treatment Program *

The FIU After-School Treatment Program (ATP) at the Center for Children and Families is a school-year program dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children between the ages of 6-12 at-risk for behavioral (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), academic, interpersonal and organizational difficulties.
The ATP is currently seeking to recruit for two roles:

  • Certified Teacher: Job ID# 521287
  • Counselor: Job ID# 521288
Those interested can apply at https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/.
Lead Child and Family Specialist Position *
The Advocate Program Inc. is seeking a full time lead child & family specialist to provide home based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Position must have supervisory skills and strong clinical assessment skills with a minimum of two years working with children and families. Candidates should be bilingual in English/Spanish, have a master’s degrees in social work, psychology, or related field and have required licenses.

Email resumes to jobs@advocateprogram.org.
Workforce Development Manager *
The Opa-locka Community Development Corp. is looking for a passionate educator interested in making a difference in the lives of young adults and working professionals. The successful candidate will be a well-organized, self-motivated individual who likes to create new systems and build programs. In this role, the Workforce Development Manager will be responsible for leading the workforce program in the newly formed Financial Empowerment Center. This is a full-time position.

For more information visit www.olcdc.org/careers.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Part-time Infant & Toddler Center Director - Center Director credentials
  • Mental Health Consultant - Master's Degree in Social Work, LCSW, LHMC, LMFT or licenses psychologist
  • Social Worker - Master's in Social Work
  • Head Start Educator - Associate Degree in Early Childhood and CDA in Pre-School
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant and Toddler

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter to Employment@icfhinc.org.
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