A new initiative that addresses adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has launched in Maryland through the work of that state’s leading child abuse prevention organization, which used the Children’s Trust ACE Initiative in South Carolina as a model for its effort.
As the Strengthening Families Program grows in South Carolina, so does the outreach to get more men involved in the delivery of the sessions. This strategic push is one way to reach young boys in the program and also get more fathers involved as participants with their families. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered a recent SFP training session that included nine men among the 30 attendees.
Ron Prinz, Ph.D, a Carolina Distinguished Professor in psychology and director of the Parenting & Family Research Center at the University of South Carolina, leads studies aimed at testing interventions and strategies for improving the well-being of children, families, and communities. Dr. Prinz also directs the USC Research Consortium on Children and Families and co-leads the USC Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program.
The Child Passenger Safety Summit offers training and certification for first responders and community volunteers while honoring the best in the field. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
Children’s Trust held its biennial Prevention Conference Oct. 2-3 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Neil White, who tells the organization’s stories, chronicles the event that brought together nearly 800 attendees for two days of learning and sharing.
Chelsea Lynes is the coordinator for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Children’s Health Assessment Survey, as well as the data analyst for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. She writes about the annual meeting over the summer of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) in Boise, Idaho, where the issue of adverse childhood experiences and the connection to food insecurity was discussed.
Children’s Trust seeks to spread the message about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through its statewide initiative. Our ACE trainers are reaching many groups, including Richland District 2 educators at the start of a new school year, to explain why we are working diligently to prevent the trauma of childhood adversity, which can have serious lifelong consequences. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered this recent presentation.
An important project begins in Pee Dee elementary schools to combat the effects of adverse childhood experiences across South Carolina. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, details the collaborative effort underway to build stronger families and communities through the efforts of state government, academic and non-profit partners.
With the guidance of Nurse-Family Partnership’s Debbie Brush, Kyleigh Lamb has bounced back from a teen pregnancy to keep her life’s goals in front of her while providing a loving, nurturing home for her young son, Kylen. Neil White and Michael Shirley, who tell the stories of Children’s Trust, spent a day with them earlier this year to see how effective a home visiting program can be.
With South Carolina showing progress in the KIDS COUNT annual rankings, Lakesha Fields, the child well-being coordinator at Children’s Trust, explains what the numbers mean and what can be done to keep improving the lives of children in our state.