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For Immediate Assistance Please Call: (321) 632-2737

Resources

On this page you’ll find a host of resources that can help you, whether you’re looking for support or information.

Auxiliary Aids for Persons With Disabilities & Persons with Limited English Proficiency

To support effective communications for customers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or have limited English proficiency in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT of 1990 Brevard C.A.R.E.S. provides assistance with access to services.  For more information contact Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Executive Director at (321) 632-2737.

Mobile Response Team

The Mobile Response Team (MRT) provides on-site crisis counseling services to children and families in Brevard County 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are provided to children and families who have been identified as being at risk for placement disruption, being removed as a result of a protective investigation and/or as the result of a call from a parent/child in need from the community.

The program is staffed by Licensed and master level clinicians.

The primary goal of the Mobile Response Team is to de-escalate the crisis situation, stabilize the family, maintain children in their natural home environment, provide support to families and connect families with appropriate resources.

The clinician completes a response summary which includes individual referral recommendations for services required to stabilize and strengthen the family. The Program Coordinator provides follow up to the referral source and is available to participate in Family Team Conferencing as requested.

Interventions may include stabilizing the situation through communication skills, parenting skills, relationship building, behavioral techniques, grief counseling, interviewing of family members and stress management techniques.

The Mobile Response Team clinicians can respond to any location requested including the home, schools, police Department, BFP office, DCF office, office, hospital, funeral services, parks, group homes, foster homes, homeless camps, hotels, crime scenes, churches, day care centers and the Child Advocacy Center.

To access the Mobile Response Team: Call (321) 213-0315

Handbooks

Brevard C.A.R.E.S., in conjunction with Brevard Family Partnership provides the following handbooks that outline the rights, responsibilities and guidelines, and other important information for our partners in our provider network, care managers and the families we serve.

Click the links below to view a PDF version of our handbooks in either English or Spanish.  Printed copies are available, free of charge, at our Brevard C.A.R.E.S. office, located at 4085 S. US Hwy. 1, in Rockledge, during normal business hours.

Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Family Handbook 2017 (English)
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Family Handbook 2017 (Spanish)
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Family Handbook 2017 (Large Print)
Family Team Conference/Care Coordinator Handbook (English)

Child and Family Handbook (English)
Child and Family Handbook (Spanish)
Provider Network Handbook (English)

2016 Prevention Resource Guide

The 2016 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope was created primarily to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being.

211 Brevard

If you are in need of community assistance or support services, and are not in jeopardy of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment, please call 211 for assistance.  211 Brevard is a free referral source for various services available in Brevard County.

Whole Child Connection Brevard

The Whole Child Connection™ is an exciting, new, web-based program designed to give Brevard families better access to community services. Whole Child Connection identifies your child’s needs and matches them with service providers who can help in various areas, including education, health, social well-being, spiritual well-being, environmental safety and economics.  Get Connected Today!
www.WholeChildConnectionBrevard.com

Natural Supports

Brevard Interfaith Coalition
YMCA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida
Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Adoption Competent Mental Health Professionals

Parenting Links
Kidsource
Zero to Three
Parenting
Born Learning
Learn What’s Up
National Parenting Center
Civitas

Agencies and Organizations

Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice Website
Florida Kid Care