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The Switchboard of Miami
Switchboard of Miami, Inc. established in 1968, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides the Miami-Dade County community with comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our agency also offers free individual and family counseling services and prevention programs for high-risk youth and their families based in local schools.
Switchboard Help Line: 305-358-HELP or 305-358-4357
If you are hearing impaired: 305-644-9449
Teen Link: (You can Instant Message with a counselor from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or call 305-377-TEEN (8336)
Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami
Teaches you how to safely install car seats into your car nad if you need a car seat, you can purchase one from them for $20
Contact: Gioconda Reina @ 305-243-3928 to make an appt. (Free Service)
The National Foster Youth Action Network
The National Foster Youth Action Network equips, trains, and empowers foster youth to take leadership in advocating for their interests in improving the foster care system, which governs the lives of the 468,000 foster youth in the U.S.
Web-Based Health and Well-Being Resources
Web-based physical health, developmental needs and well-being resources for children, youth, caregivers and families. Web-Based Health and Well-Being Resources.pdf
Florida Youth Shine
Striving High for Independence and Empowerment is a youth run, peer driven organization working hard to change the culture of Florida’s foster care system.  With membership open to 13-26 year olds across the state, Florida Youth Shine is made up of the best youth advocates across the state who identify the challenges and successes and education the public to create a better child welfare system.
New Statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics
New Articles From the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (subscription required)
Teen Parents in Foster Care: Risk Factors and Outcomes for Teens and Their Children
The purpose of this research brief from Child Trends is to increase understanding of the high-risk population of teens in foster care; to inform strategies to reduce teen pregnancies in foster care and support teen parents in foster care and their children; and to identify issues that need further research.
Adoption Data Now Available
New adoption data from the federal Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System are now available on the KIDS COUNT Data Center
When a Parent Is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers
The goal of this publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to provide relevant and practical information for public child welfare agencies and social workers when working with incarcerated parents and their children, including a chapter on immigration. This primer also outlines the many compelling reasons why child​ welfare agencies should develop programs and policies specifically to address the needs of this subset of children in the child welfare system.
Summary of Five Year IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project in Florida
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Cyber-Safety & Basics
A computer security tutorial for UC Davis students, faculty and staff Link