Broward Children’s Strategic Plan

CALLED TO ACTION

The Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan (BCCSP) was a product of the Children’s Summit held in Broward County in 1999. The Broward Benchmarks provided guidance in identifying community concerns, many of them stemming from broad and deep systemic societal issues, such as poverty and its consequences, as well as family and community dynamics and their impacts on children. The County Commission formally approved the plan on February 19, 2002. Based on the Hawkins and Catalano “Communities That Care” (CTC) model, the plan sets the vision, mission, goals and objectives for establishing a better community in which children live, learn, and thrive. In 2006, nearly 600 participants came together to assess the plan’s progress over the previous 5 years which resulted in an updated Broward Children’s Strategic Plan inclusive of additional key areas of interest.

“The Community Called & We Answered!”

RESPONSE

A Collective Impact approach was taken to implement the plan. Committees were formed consisting of public & private entities, government, faith-based organizations, and community residents who meet frequently to share data, strategies/best practices, accomplishments, and activities concerning children and families in Broward County. Using the Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework, this information is summarized into a Turn the Curve Report that is submitted to the Leadership Coalition, which consists of Broward’s policy advisory entities. The Leadership Coalition provides a platform for policy change and funding recommendations to be made.

“From Planning to Action!”

"We work to achieve a series of goals pertaining to the Children's Strategic Plan by training and engaging with community leaders" - Sue Gallagher

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Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Camelot Community Care
954-958-0988

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 with significant behavioral and emotional difficulties who require extensive support and individualized services in order to transition successfully to adulthood and independence. Through the use of a team approach, program staff advocate and coach youth in independent living skills.

Primary POC: Bobby Crume | bcrume@camelotcommunitycare.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | FLITE Center
954-530-4686

The FLITE Center is a collaboratively funded agency that provides coordination, resources and direct services to the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) population in Broward County. It serves as a One-Stop Resource Center that offers TIL youth access to housing, education, and employment services. Additional supports for TIL youth include caring adults, a safe “hang out” spot and access to a computer lab.

Primary POC: Christine Frederick | christine@flitecenter.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
954-630-4181

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 with behavioral health issues and/or special needs to achieve independent living skills and reach their fullest potential. Youth are encouraged to explore their interests and futures in areas such as employment and career, education, housing, personal effectiveness/well-being, and community-life functioning.

Primary POC: Tania Hamilton | thamilton@gcjfcs.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | H.OM.E.S., Inc.
954-563-5454

H.O.M.E.S., Inc., is a collaboratively funded agency that provides subsidized housing slots to youth transitioning out of foster care and/or other non-traditional living arrangements. H.O.M.E.S., Inc. provides employment eligibility assessment, employability skills training, and job placement services to the Independent Living population.

Primary POC: Rashani Boynton | rboynton@homesfl.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | HANDY
954-982-2450

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 to assist with their transition into adulthood providing life skills training and life coach support services with an emphasis on educational, vocational, and transitional living success, and social/recreational outlets.

Primary POC: Nordege Laforest | nlaforest@handyinc.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Henderson Behavioral Health
954-677-3113

Program serves youth ages 15 to 22 who have a mental health diagnosis and are aging out of the foster care system with a safety net during their time of transition into adulthood. The program is designed to meet each youth’s individual needs and to support them in their transition to adulthood with the highest potential for success.

Primary POC: Cristina Castellanos | ccastellanos@hendersonbh.org

HYT (Healthy Youth Transitions) | Memorial healthcare System Community Youth Services
954-276-0869

Program assists youth ages 15 to 22 in drafting a FUTURES PLAN, which includes vocational, educational, social, psychological, behavioral, spiritual, and personal goals. Transitioning youth are educated and given career path training, youth leadership skills, and assistance in getting affordable housing and other
independent living skills.

Primary POC: Cammie Cacace | ccacace@mhs.net

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The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
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"I will be the first to say, Youth in Government should be a part of every teenager's life, because I know without it I wouldn't be the person I am."
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