July 14, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Special Session from UM Team COACH: The New Normal: Returning to In-Person Services During COVID-19 *
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs and are currently being offered virtually.

Special Session! The New Normal: Returning to In-Person Services During COVID-19
In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to share ideas and problem-solve strategies for returning to in-person services for group-based, home-based, and office-based parenting services. We will discuss recruitment, communication, and safety strategies for your staff and participants. Come prepared to share your agency’s ideas to help all programs successfully serve the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Taking place Thursday, July 29, from 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. Sign up HERE or log into Trust Academy.

Reminder: All other CoPs will start back up again in September. We hope to see you then!
Important Updates from DCF: Child Safety Alarms & Background Screenings
SB 252 by Senator Linda Stewart (D – Orlando) creates the “Child Safety Alarm Act” and requires that after January 1, 2022, all vehicles used by childcare facilities to transport children must be equipped with an approved alarm system that prompts the driver to inspect the vehicle for the presence of children before leaving the area. This change is in response to reported deaths of small children who have been left in vehicles during periods of hot weather. The bill requires the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to adopt minimum safety standards for reliable alarm systems and maintain a list of alarm manufacturers and alarm systems that are approved to be installed in vehicles.

DCF Child Care Licensing Requirements & Site Changes If your background check and fingerprints are up for renewal, please ensure to obtain Level 2 screening as outlined in s. 435.04, F.S., is required for all child care personnel and includes a criminal records check (both national and statewide), a sexual predator and sexual offender registry search, and child abuse and neglect history of any state in which an individual resided during the preceding 5 years. All fingerprints must be submitted and processed through the Background Screening Clearinghouse and therefore a LiveScan vendor that is Clearinghouse compatible must be used for submission of fingerprints. Background screenings may be obtained in advance of their expiration date to ensure there is no lapse in coverage.
SB 252 is effective on October 1, 2021.

Please notify your Program Manager if you anticipate any site changes that will require a new application to DC).

The final version of SB 252 is below:
Mental and Emotional Support for Surfside Condominium Collapse
The Children’s Trust stands with all the victims of the Surfside building collapse and is committed to helping victims, their families and friends navigate the traumatic aftermath. The Trust has created a Crisis Support page on its website that lists a variety of support agencies that cater to children and families’ mental and emotional wellness. Please visit if you or someone you know needs assistance.
Trust's Pop-Up Family Expo Series Sets Dates, Locations
The Children's Trust Family Expo is coming to your neighborhood! This year's event will take place on different days and at different locations. Find the one that is closest to you!

  • South Miami-Dade - Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184 Street, Cutler Bay 33157
  • North Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199 Street, Miami Gardens 33056
  • Central Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at Family Fun Day, HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami 33130
  • West Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79 Avenue, Doral 33122

Download our exhibitor guidelines here.
Are You Having Your K-5 Campers Read for the Battle of the Books?
Have you checked out the 6 weeks of activities on the StayHome.Miami/Battle website? Have you informed your parents? Have you encouraged your families to register for THE BATTLE on July 22?
Remember, there are prizes for winning campers and their camps!

Post photos and videos of your campers reading or interacting with the books, with this blurb:

Campers prep for the #BattleOfTheBooks to compete to be the next GREAT BOOK WARRIOR!
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers using the Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org. To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
Upcoming Trainings to Prepare Staff for School Year From Project RISE *
Differentiated Literacy Instruction (DLI) - 8/17 from 1-3 p.m.
DLI is *required* for all certified literacy teachers and is recommended for all staff involved in literacy activities.

Youth Voice - 8/18 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
YEN providers are required to incorporate youth voices in their programming. Attending this training is a great place to start!

Planning & Reflection - 8/19 from 1-3 p.m.
Learn to promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities & projects.
Injury Prevention Trainings
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

Home Safety Training & Education Thursday; July 15; 1-2:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Training Friday, July 23; 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Car Passenger Safety Monday, July 26; 1-3 p.m.
Poisoning Safety Training Tuesday, July 27; 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education Thursday, July 29; 1-2:30 p.m.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
Would you like to schedule a live/in-person training at your organization? We have the following sessions available:

Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids - Learn fun, meaningful activities to do with your summer camp students to build their disability awareness, and encourage them to appreciate differences.
Structures for Success - Youth both with and without disabilities can behave in challenging ways. Learn the 7 basic needs youth exhibit and take away strategies for meeting these needs through positive, preventive approaches. This training is especially relevant to YEN and YAS Providers.

Contact your Inclusion Specialist or Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org to schedule on-site training for 15-20 participants.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org.

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
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 Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, 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 on social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
FREE Virtual Workshop on How to Use Assistive Technology to Support Child Learning *
The University of Miami Mailman Center, in partnership with FAAST, will be hosting a free, virtual workshop on July 20- 21 for parents of children of all abilities, 0-5 years old, as part of the Step Up AT for Early Literacy project. This is a workshop for families who want to learn how to use assistive technology (AT) to support their child's learning, communication, and positive behavior.
FREE - Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (Virtual/Webinar) *
Jewish Community Services of South Florida provides free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training through a SAMHSA-funded Grant in collaboration with Miami Dade College. Created in Australia, MHFA (Virtual & Webinar), is an 8-hour training that teaches you action plans to help youth experiencing a mental health concern, an emotional crisis or a substance use disorder. Complete 2-hours of self-paced virtual learning then attend a 6-hour webinar to complete the training. The webinar takes place July 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Zoom. Must register to attend.
Parent to Parent of Miami Community Support Group for African American/ Black and Haitian Families with Children and Youth with Disabilities *
This is a support group for African American/Black and Haitian Families with children and youth with disabilities/special needs. The group meets twice a month and is led by an Outreach Enrichment Project team. As always, this time is to connect with other parents, discuss challenges, milestones, and anything else that needs to be shared.
Parent to Parent of Miami Community Meeting *
Parent to Parent of Miami (PtoP) Community Meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. The meeting is open to school staff, service agencies, community members or anyone who wants to learn more about the organization, ask questions and share resources!
Parent to Parent of Miami Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Youth with Disabilities or Special Needs *
Several learning opportunities for parents/caregivers each month who have children and youth with disabilities or special needs. View calendar below:
Summer Teen Conference & Youth Film Festival from Urgent Inc *
For the eighth year, URGENT, Inc. presents the Youth Economic Development and Content Creators Conference (YEDC) and Youth Film Festival July 23-24, for ages 14+. Engaging keynote, dynamic workshops, business pitch competition, teen talk show, and screening of youth films. Learn more below.
New Online Community Resource Center *
Community Care Plan's mission is “to promote healthier communities” and it has established a virtual Community Resource Center to address the social determinants of health to eliminate disparities and improve the health of the general South Florida Community. Heart (Health – Education – Access – Resources – Tools) is now live at www.ourhealth.org. To submit an event or resource for the center, please email below:
Free Grief Support for Surfside Tragedy from Child Bereavement Center *
The Children’s Bereavement Center | Lift From Loss is available for FREE grief support now and for the long-term for relatives and friends of all ages of the families involved in the Surfside tragedy. Intake responding to questions and peer support group registration within 24 hours and direct referrals to English & Spanish speaking mental health therapists for one-on-one support offered. A tip sheet on how to talk to children about loss or crisis is available at https://childbereavement.org/resources/articles.html.
Available Mental Health Services for Low-Income Families
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) provides mental health services including Individual/family therapy and psychiatry for children and adolescents in Miami-Dade County. The institute accepts most Medicaid HMO’s and has funding for children of low-income families who do not have insurance. ICFH also provides individual/family therapy and psychiatry services for adults who have Medicaid.

For more information call 305.274.3172.
DACA and TPS Assistance for Immigrants
Americans for Immigrant Justice and partners are offering immigrant youth eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) free assistance with their applications. DACA allows individuals who were brought to the US as children prior to June 15, 2007, to be safe from deportation and receive a work permit for renewable two-year periods. Anyone interested in receiving assistance with their DACA application can fill out this online form to be contacted, or call 305.573.1106 extension 1400. All information is confidential.

In January, President Biden extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelan immigrants currently in the United States undocumented. TPS provides protection from deportation and work permits for approved applicants. Americans for Immigrant Justice, the Office of New Americans, and partners are holding free monthly clinics to assist Venezuelans in applying for TPS. Applicants can register for a clinic by clicking here or calling 888.600.5762. For an information session on how to apply for TPS click here. If interested in volunteering to assist clients with TPS applications, click here.

In May, Haitian nationals were also extended Temporary Protected Status. Those who were in and have remained in the U.S. since May 22, 2021, may be eligible to apply. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance regarding TPS for Haiti, call AI Justice at 305-573-1106 ext. 1180 to speak to a DOJ Accredited Representative or fill out a form: aijustice.org/get-help.
Free Webinars from Kristi House Education
Register today for the following free and live webinars to learn more about child abuse, trauma, exploitation and other topics, including:

  • Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma: 7/15, 8/24
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know About Child Sexual Abuse: 7/27
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: 8/10
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101: 8/26
  • Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Men & Boys: 9/1
  • Children and Traumatic Stress: 9/9
  • Stewards of Children: 9/21
Summer Enrichment Slots Still Open From Ayuda Inc.
AYUDA, a Children's Trust provider, is offering its Summer Enrichment Program at Kiddie Ranch, 2470 NW 14 Street, from June 14 to August 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with breakfast, lunch and snacks. Field trips, arts & crafts, dance, social-emotional learning, sports, reading & math tutoring, and more offered. $100 per week includes 8 field trips. For more information call Anne-Marie Tristan at 305.240.6228 or email her below. annemariet@ayudamiami.org.
FREE Mental Health Support Group by NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami-Dade Support Groups are available online and by phone through Zoom. Groups are available in English and Spanish for either individuals with mental health conditions or for their loved ones & caregivers. Join to hear from others with lived experience. Click below for more information.
Last Day to Apply for FIU UP Labs Path to Career in Healthcare is July 14
Do you want a career in Healthcare? What if FIU UP Labs can make that happen for you and it would cost you nothing? If you are interested in jumping into a career in healthcare (administration and clinical) please log on to uplabs.fiu.edu to get started. Apply by July 14 and guarantee yourself a phone interview. This is a 14-week program designed for South Floridians who would like to get into a healthcare career pathway. Seats are very limited so please apply today.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade *
Help the United Way of Miami-Dade make a difference in the community. United, we are tackling complex issues and turning contribution into real change. Join the team in the fight for a stronger Miami. The following positions are available:

  • Infant Toddler Teacher (various sites) 
  • Senior Manager, Center for Financial Stability 
  • Development Officer 
  • Sr. Manager, Special Fundraising Initiatives 

For full job descriptions and to apply click below:
After-School Manager Position at Miami Children's Museum *
Miami Children's Museum is looking for a vibrant experienced leader to manage our SMART Afterschool Programs! The After-School Manager is responsible for safe and efficient operation of 5 after-school programs. The After-School Manger must ensure compliance with DCF licensing, The Children’s Trust grant and other stakeholders. Supervision and training of staff is required. Oversees recruitment, registration, retention and engagement of students. Coordinates several aspects of the program.
Senior Development Operations and Events Manager at City Year *
Reporting to the Managing Director, Development, the Senior Development Operations & Events Manager at City Year supports fundraising efforts by leading creating, implementing, and supporting the systems that will enable the development team to perform with greater efficiency and accountability. This position supports the Development team’s office operations and plays a key role in revenue management and planning. Manages, executes, and evaluates events that engage stakeholders in meaningful action and dialogue in support of the site, with a specific focus on building awareness, engaging the community, raising increased resources, and ultimately, serving more students. This person will leverage excellent project and peer management skills and strong organizational, customer service, and communication skills. They will work independently as well as on a team.

Visit the LinkedIn page about the position below:
Care Coordinator Position at Advocacy Network on Disabilities *
The care coordinator is responsible for the provision of advocacy, care coordination services and psychoeducation to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and caregivers as well as professionals and others seeking assistance. Utilizes strength-based strategies to build families’ protective factors. Training and experience requirements: Masters level or licensed social worker or mental health professional. Minimum of 2 years experience working with families.
Available Positions at Belafonte Tacolcy Center *
The following positions are available at Belafonte Tacolcy Center:

  • Out of School Site Coordinator - full-time position with a starting salary of $32,200. The Site Coordinator will contribute to the development of a healthy, safe, and caring environment by implementing effective programs and intervention strategies.
  • Program Facilitator- full-time position with a starting salary of $40,000. Facilitate the planning, coordination, and on-site execution of program projects, initiatives, curricula and activities for youth, parents, and/or site staff.
Available Positions at Family Resource Center of South Florida *
The Family Resource Center of South Florida is hiring the following positions:

  • Court Liaison
  • Transition Planning & Permanency Staffing Specialist
  • Independent Living Specialist
  • Full Case Manager Specialist
  • Full Case Manager
Available Positions at Federation of Families *
Federation of Families is hiring the following positions:

  • Two parent educators for part-time positions/ 30 hrs, $18.90 hr + mileage reimbursement + cellphone allowance.
  • Peer specialist – part-time / 20 hrs $17 hr + mileage reimbursement + cellphone allowance.
  • Parent engagement specialist – part-time / 20 hrs $17 hr + mileage reimbursement + cellphone allowance.
Available Positions at Family Central *
Family Central is hiring the following positions:

Program Assistant (Bilingual, Part-Time: 24 hrs/week) *
Family Central Inc. is looking for a part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Assistant in Miami-Dade. This position is responsible for providing general administrative and office-based support for the HIPPY team and program.

HIPPY Home Visitor *
Family Central is seeking HIPPY Home Visitors to provide one-on-one curriculum instruction with parents in their homes. In this position, you will teach parents how to become their child's first teacher. We are looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole) candidate who can work with our diverse population in Miami-Dade. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Lead Teacher at Little Cruisers Child Care Center *
Little Cruisers, a NAEYC accredited child care center located at the Port of Miami, is looking for a dynamic, passionate Lead Teacher to join its team. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a quality childcare center and have a passion for teaching and ensuring children's success, look no further, this is the right opportunity for you!
FSU Young Parents Project Looking for Fatherhood Case Manager *
The position works with a professional team to engage fathers as critical participants in the healthy development of their children. Provides outreach through visits and project activities to promote ongoing program participation of young fathers involved in the child welfare system. Excellent part-time employment for a graduate student (10 hrs per week). Required- Level II background screening; reliable transportation.
Available Positions at ConnectFamilias Inc *
The following positions are available at ConnectFamilias:

  • Family Specialist/Natural Helper (part-time)
  • Partnership Associate (part-time)
  • Family Coordinator (full-time)

For additional information, please click below:
Available Part-Time Positions in the City of Hialeah's After-School Programs *
The City of Hialeah Education and Community Services Department is hiring the following positions:

  • Literacy Assistant- 25 hours starting at $11.26 an hour- Duties: Receptionist & Data Entry Afterschool Direct Service Staff- Hours will vary depending on Program
  • Program Leader- starting $10.00 an hour.
  • Counselor- $11.28 an hour- Must have at least 1 year working in an after-school setting.
  • Camp Director- $12.62 an hour- Must have at least 2 years working in after-school setting with administrative duties.
  • Certified Teachers- $29.00 an hour- Must have a Bachelors in Education. 
Available Positions at Young Musicians Unite *

Videographer *
Young Musicians Unite (YMU) is currently seeking a full-time videographer with a minimum of 3 years of experience in video editing and photography. The videographer is responsible for shooting and editing all of YMU’s visual projects, including performances and interviews, and other media content. Experience working with young artists is essential. For more information visit job posting below:
Media Arts Manager *
YMU is currently seeking a full-time manager with a minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory, service-related job. The Media Arts Lab Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, scheduling, and upkeep of YMU’s new Media Arts facility. Experience working with young artists is preferred. For more information visit link below:
Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO *
Young Musicians Unite is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant with a minimum of 4 years of nonprofit experience. The Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the Office of the CEO, led by Sammy Gonzalez, as he continues to implement strategies to achieve ambitious financial goals, develop creative innovative proposals, and balance board leadership. For more information visit link below:
Available Positions at The Advocate Program *
The Advocate Program 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. Must have supervisory skills and strong clinical assessment skills with a minimum of two years working with children and families. Bi-lingual: English/Spanish English/Creole. Master’s degrees in social work, psychology, or related field.

The Advocate Program is also seeking a full-time Care Coordinator to provide home-based services to children and their families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence Applicant must have knowledge of Miami Dade community resources, and a minimum of two years working with target population. Bi-lingual Preferred: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole. Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field.
Available Positions at Gang Alternative
Gang Alternative Inc. is looking to hire for the following positions:
  • HR Manager
  • Data Coordinator
  • Program Manager, EFFECT
  • Employment Specialist, EFFECT
  • Care Coordinator, UPLIFT
  • Family Support Specialist, COS/Par
  • Manager, Public Policy/Coalition
  • Program Assistant, Public Policy
  • Employment Specialist
  • Therapist, OPP
  • Case Manager, OPP
  • Case Manager, Re-entry
  • Youth Prevention Specialist, NIOS
  • Educator

For job descriptions, requirements and to apply, click below:
Available Positions at Overtown Youth Center
The Overtown Youth Center has available Program Coordinator positions and a Data Compliance Specialist position. Those interested should send email to HR director Nicole McMillon at email below.
Clinician at Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) is seeking a full-time clinician to provide direct services to the cross-section of the program’s caseload including children, adolescents, adults and families in the assigned offices and via telehealth. This position requires training and/or experience in trauma or disaster response. Master’s degree from an accredited university in Mental Health Counseling, 3+ years of clinical experience including experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT required.
Research Analyst at The Children's Trust
The Research and Evaluation Analyst is a critical member of both cross- and inter-departmental teams at The Children’s Trust who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design and effectiveness of various child, youth and family services. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to effective program and systems designs for The Children’s Trust’s priority investments in child, youth and family services; designing and maintaining sound data collection tools and systems to capture meaningful program, operational and community data in a user-friendly, accessible manner; and analyzing and making meaning from available data to tell our stories using compelling visualizations and reports with an intentional focus on the specific audience and purpose of the message.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health Inc.
The following positions are available at the 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/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 hrs DCF
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Educator - Early Childhood classes, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant/Toddler or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF

Click below to email resume:
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