In Manatee County, Children's Services Dedicated Millage funds an array of prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for children birth through seventeen years of age, as required by Manatee County Ordinance 91-42 and associated amendments. read on Children's Services Dedicated Millage
The Children's Services Advisory Board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, evaluates, prioritizes, and makes recommendations concerning the needs of Manatee County's children and families.
The majority of the funds are used to support prevention-based programs for children and their families. Programs are typically funded on a purchase of service basis, and payments are made only after services have been provided. Monthly fiscal reviews are conducted. read on Children's Programs
The Children's Services Ordinance requires the production of an Annual Plan each fiscal year. This plan contains information about the Children's Services Advisory Board (CSAB), priority areas for funding, client demographic reports, and special projects. A large section of the plan has statistics on children and families including: general population, economic indicators, health indicators, safety indicators, and education indicators. read on Children's Services Annual Plan
Parental Tips: A collection of useful tips and reports for parents.
40 Developmental Assets: The Assets are building blocks that are needed by all young people to grow up healthy, caring, ethical and productive. read on Reports and Tips for Parents
Children's Services routinely refer to reports produced throughout Florida and the United States to keep abreast of the status of Manatee's children. read on Child Risk Assessment Reports