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Professionals Working with Families

Strengthening Families Through a Wider Variety of Voices

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.

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Young Mom Headed in Right Direction With Help of Home Visiting Program

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.

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Reaching Out to Strengthen Hispanic Families

SAFY of Greenville recently hosted a graduation of nine Spanish-speaking families from the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.

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Walking in the Shoes of Another

Shannon Palm, the Children’s Trust Lipscomb Safe Kids and policy intern, took part in a recent poverty simulation hosted in our organization’s office. She details the difficulties that impoverished families and children in this state experience in their daily lives.

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Thornwell Works to Strengthen Families in Laurens County

As Children’s Trust continues its expansion of the Strengthening Families Program across the state, the organization found a strong partner for Laurens County in Thornwell Home for Children. Neil White and Michael Shirley, who tell the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the recent SFP graduation ceremony on the Clinton campus.

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Overcoming Adversity Through Knowledge, Data, Training, Planning and Action

The first summit on adverse childhood experiences in South Carolina took place in early November, as child-serving professionals gathered from across the state to learn more about the Children’s Trust initiative to address these traumatic events that have serious impacts into adult life. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the ACE Summit.

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Home Visitors Receive National Affirmation

Five of Children’s Trust home visiting partners in the Upstate had the opportunity recently to meet with Dr. David Willis, the director of the Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They discussed the impact of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Neil White and Michael Shirley, who tell the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event at the Mary Black Foundation in Spartanburg.

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