Brevard C.A.R.E.S. receives $30K training grant
Will teach leading child abuse prevention and family preservation model to innovation sites throughout Florida
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. was recently awarded a $30,000 Children’s Mental Health System of Care Grant from the State of Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Office to provide Wraparound training for selected innovation sites, including Panama City, Tallahassee, and the Sun Coast Region of Pasco and Pinellas Counties. The grant was made available to provide agencies that are seeking improvement in their child abuse prevention and family preservation programs using the unique model of Wraparound and Family Team Conferencing developed and successfully implemented by Brevard C.A.R.E.S.
In partnership with Brevard Family Partnership’s newly established National Center for Innovation and Excellence, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. executive director, Valerie Holmes and Wraparound Fidelity Coordinator, Tracy Little are conducting the orientation and training sessions that began in early May and will continue through the end of June.
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. offers Cribs for Kids
Initiative's goal to reduce infant deaths due to unsafe sleeping practices
With the goal of reducing the number of infant deaths that occur from unsafe sleeping practices, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. the organization dedicated to protecting children and preventing abuse and neglect recently became a Cribs for Kids® chapter; the first in Brevard County.
Through a trademark licensing agreement with Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Pennsylvania, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. will conduct community outreach programs to raise awareness and educate adults about the dangers of unsafe sleeping practices for children, as well as provide Grayco Pack n’ Play portable cribs to parents and caregivers with children from birth to six months of age.
Thank you for Kayaking for Kids!
On behalf of our board of directors, staff team, and the thousands of children and families we’ve served, we thank our sponsors and the community for supporting Brevard C.A.R.E.S. inaugural Brevard Family Kayak Festival – Kayaking for Kids!
During our event, over 100 children and adults had the opportunity to experience kayaking for the first time and learn about the diverse and natural attractions that make the Space Coast so special. Activities on land also provided fun for everyone!
We’re already planning next year’s second annual Kayaking for Kids! with more activities and attractions to complement and enhance this successful event. We hope that you’ll join us again and help us build this into one of Brevard’s premier family days.
We are grateful for your generosity. Together, we’re “Strengthening Families…Whatever it Takes!”
View photos from the event on the Kayaking for Kids Facebook page here.