At the fourth annual Friends and Founders luncheon, over 40 attendees – a group that included donors, sponsors, current and former board members, and staff members – heard an update from Children’s Trust CEO Sue Williams on the organization’s 2016 accomplishments and got a look forward at the priorities for this year. The presentation spotlighted the home visiting program, the Strengthening Families Program, and Safe Kids South Carolina’s work in the areas of safe sleep, child passenger safety and water safety.
A big, bad hurricane is threatening to steamroll our coastline. Some of us – barely recovered from last year’s devastating floods – have a hard time summoning up the will to prepare for another major storm. Bett Williams, chief communications officer at Children’s Trust, offers some prevention tips for anxious children.
Tim Ervolina, president and CEO of the United Way Association of South Carolina, discusses what the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book says about the inequities facing children across the state.
Megan Branham, policy and government liaison at Children’s Trust, gives a recap of the legislative session and her thoughts on looking forward.
With the release of the film 50 Shades of Grey, it’s inevitable that parents will find themselves in conversations with their kids on topics related to the themes of this movie. Regardless of our feelings about the movie, the hype can provide great opportunities for family discussions about their values and beliefs about sexuality and sexual health and safety. Promoting parent child communication about sexuality and promoting healthy messages about sexuality are important components of comprehensive sexual abuse prevention.
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA, is the vice president, research and programs for Prevent Child Abuse America and the author of The Sex-Wise Parent. Janet will be joining Children’s Trust for Prevention Conference 2015, scheduled for September 17-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The following blog post was originally published on Philly.com
Catie Cribbin, masters of social work intern at Children’s Trust, provides a useful guide to child welfare funding in President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 federal budget.
Michael Shirley recently joined Children’s Trust as its Community Prevention Coordinator. As each of us celebrate the season in our own special way, he offers his family’s traditions and personal perspective.
Dr. Jane Pulling offers her thoughts on the importance of the upcoming release of the 2014 Early Childhood Common Agenda and encourages all of us to get involved.
Dr. Pulling, an at-large member of the board of directors for Children’s Trust from Pinopolis, is president of Learning Resource Associates. She is a retired educator who continues to advocate for advancing education initiatives, including the successful school bond referendum for Berkeley County. Pulling has an Ed. D from the University of Georgia.