Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Resources for parents and teen drivers
Resources for parents and teen drivers
Victim Services — help for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes, including therapy and a crisis hotline
Teen driver information
Federal agency that investigates, reports and recalls unsafe products
Healthy Families Florida – in-home parent support and coaching program for pregnant women and families with newborns to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect
Behind the Wheel Driving School course for students
National advocacy to protect the civil rights of the LGBTQ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer)
Foodsafety.gov — U.S. government website dedicated to information on food safety, food recalls and more
A national, privately funded website with information on substance-abuse addiction and rehabilitation, including how to find the best fit for treatments centers in your area
McKinney-Vento Program — support services for children facing homelessness
A nonprofit organization based in South Florida that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements and helps survivors heal with guidance and support
Community Policing Units — a partnership between the citizens, other agencies and the Sheriff’s Office that strives to addresses the root of problems, rather than the symptoms, at 34 sites
SafeMap — a free app to find locations for car seat installation, helmet fitting, low-cost swimming lessons and more. Download at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safemap/id1089219847?ls=1 for iOS or at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=safemap.cscpbc.org for Android.
Matches children and youth in Palm Beach and Martin counties with adult mentors
Services and programs for families facing emergencies
Sudden infant death syndrome information, referral, support and educational programs
A website developed by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County providing helpful information to prevent sleep-related infant deaths
Safe Sleep Q&A – provides answers to caregivers' questions about the best way to put babies to sleep to prevent infant death
A national training program to educate the public on the different kinds of bleeding and how to stop it in an emergency
Based in West Palm Beach
Children’s Advocacy — free legal services for the disadvantaged related to health care, education, foster care, juvenile court issues and relative caregivers
Safe Sleep — information on how babies should sleep properly to prevent infant death
Local county criminal prosecutors, including information and support for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and violent crimes
Information, including local resources, regarding poisoning of people, pets and wildlife
State agency overseeing juvenile delinquency prevention, intervention and services in Palm Beach County
Based in Lake Worth Beach, crisis intervention, planning, assessment, support, resources and therapy for victims of domestic violence and their children
The local health department provides medical care and oversight of public health issues in Palm Beach County.
Information to help families make smart tech-related decisions
Teen hotline, including online chat from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Or, texting available 24 hours a day by texting your ZIP code to 898211.
Non-governmental, nonprofit organization offering local safety programs, services and education materials to reduce health hazards and prevent injury for both personal and economic loss, including information for teen drivers and child safety
National, 24-hour mental health hotline.
A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides resources to protect child athletes from sexual abuse
Domestic violence program — statewide resources and information. Services include emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, safety planning and counseling.
South County Mental Health Center is a non-profit located in Delray Beach that provides counseling, behavior management, case management, mobile crisis and other services to families and their children in Palm Beach County.
A local nonprofit organization that manages aspects of the child-welfare system, such as foster care, adoption and other youth services
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth younger than 25, including 24-hour hotline, online chat and text assistance
Radon gas test kits – a free way to determine if radon levels are safe in your home and to get information. Radon is linked to lung cancer deaths, and one in five homes in Florida has elevated radon levels.
Provides research, funding and services for children to grow up healthy, safe and strong
Services and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
Anonymous online form to report bullying at school
Highridge Family Center — Residential treatment center in West Palm Beach offering a three-month weekday program for troubled youth ages 11 to 16
Online poison checker that walks you through steps to see whether you or your child is at risk after eating or drinking a substance. A smartphone app is also available to download.
National resources to protect children from preventable injuries
Afterschool, summer and out-of-school programs for local children
A national hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking in the United States. The 24-hour hotline and live chat sessions are available in multiple languages.
Local child safety information and assistance, including car seat installation, helmet fitting, poisoning prevention, TV tip-over prevention and more