Division of Psychological Services


Community Resources

Switchboard Prevention Program & Community Education

701 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 1000
Miami, FL 33135
Ph: (305) 358-1640
Fax: (305) 377-2269
Web site:  www.switchboardmiami.org

A  non-profit agency provides 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year comprehensive telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referral services, as well as individual and family counseling and educational and prevention programs for high-risk youths and their families.

Provides family and teen counseling services, outreach and educational programs focusing on social skills, pregnancy prevention, teens with emotional disabilities, career counseling, and alternative education. Teen link and help line 305- 358-4357 are available 24 hours a day. The switchboard Prevention Programs and Community Education is part of switchboard Miami.

Ages served: All ages
Area served: Miami-Dade County
Languages: English, Spanish and Creole

Program hours vary but teen link and help line are open 24 hours a day. The service is free.

Youth Experiencing Success (YES)

1469 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33142
Ph: (305) 635-7444

An after-school program funded by The Children's Trust, located at the New Horizons Comprehensive Mental Health Center.  Every child in the program has a psychiatric diagnosis, an ESE placement, or both.  To properly serve these children, the YES staff is composed of certified ESE teachers and incorporates behavior management, stress relief, and physical exercise (to combat obesity) components, and provides computer, homework tutoring, reading, and art services.  The director of this program is Dr. Felecia Sheffield – drsheffield@newhorizonscmhc.com

The program is free, but for transportation reasons, there are a limited number of elementary and middle schools being serviced; thus, please call to determine availability and eligibility.

A more detailed link to a presentation of the YES program is also provided.

Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)

499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 308
Plantation, FL 33317
Main Ph:  (305) 587-3700
Miami-Dade number: (305) 361-2609
South Broward and North Dade number: (954) 680-0799

This is a membership organization that offers information and support to parents and professionals. They publish a magazine twice yearly and a newsletter six to eight times yearly with information about ADD. They sponsor support groups across the country.

Belafonte Community Outreach Intervention (Belafonte Talcocy Center)

6161 NW 9 Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: (305) 751-1295
Fax: (305) 751-0228
Web site: www.talcocy.org

Intervention of drug abuse, family counseling, prevention against suspension and/or termination from school. Offers after-school care, day care, and after school tutorial with computer lab. Fees vary. Programs are available for families using government support.

Ages served: Youth 2 - 21
Area served: Liberty City
Languages: English, Spanish and Creole
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: varies

Easter Seals

Easter Seals Miami-Dade provides services to children and adults with or without disabilities and other special needs. Through their services, they also give support to their families. Many programs are provided such as educational services, child development centers, medical rehabilitation (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and aquatic therapy), vocational services (job coaching and placement, summer jobs, assisted living), and anticipating the needs of adults with disabilities and older adults.

Web site: http://southflorida.easterseals.com/

Greatschools.net: The Parent’s Guide to K-12 Success

This Web site allows you to look at schools from all over the US.  It tells you how many students enrolled, how many teachers have Masters degrees, test scores, etc.   Also many parent tips regarding homework, hiring a tutor, reading, fitness, finances, autism, dress code, IEP, an so on.

Web site: www.greatschools.net


Our books and games offer beginning readers the opportunity to explore and interact with words and the sounds that make up those words. Decoding is an essential skill that will develop your child into a fluent reader some day. We focus on simple, fun interactivity and the sounding out of almost every word. All your child has to do is click on the screen, watch and listen!

Web site: www.starfall.com

Get Ready to Read

This site provides parents with tips and activities for young children. 

Web site: http://www.getreadytoread.org/


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