Home visiting is a proven, early-intervention strategy that pairs new, volunteer families with home visitors who provide family-focused services throughout the child’s first few years. The program offers services to expectant and post-partum parents and families with new babies and children. In South Carolina many of the program models serve at-risk, low-income mothers. Skills addressed include maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments and access to services.Home Visiting
KIDS COUNT South Carolina
KIDS COUNT is a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The work provides high-quality data and trend analysis for what is happening right here in South Carolina. This valuable information is used to enrich our discussion and decisions on ways to secure better futures for all children – and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a non-partisan, evidence-based lens. Children’s Trust is proud to be the KIDS COUNT grantee in South Carolina.KIDS COUNT South Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina
Children’s Trust is home to Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, an affiliate organization of Prevent Child Abuse America.
To strengthen child abuse prevention efforts across South Carolina, we offer qualifying non-profit organizations serving in local communities the opportunity to be a Prevention Partner of Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina (PCA SC). Participation will give organizations the opportunity to connect to statewide prevention efforts, use focused, unified messaging for Child Abuse Prevention month, be part of the statewide voice advocating for prevention, share learning and have access to prevention resources and materials.Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina
We are committed to preventing child abuse before it occurs by engaging individuals, families and communities around common prevention goals. Prevention is our best investment and quality training is a critical piece of the prevention puzzle. Our goal is to help communities and professionals stay informed about issues and to empower them to solve problems.
Please visit our Prevention Learning Center to learn more about our meetings and conferences, one day workshops as well as our professional development courses.Prevention Training
Safe Kids South Carolina
We support and promote critical safety programs that prevent injuries: at home, at play and on the way. Children’s Trust is home to Safe Kids South Carolina and a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children.Safe Kids South Carolina
Community Support for Young Parents
Parents have an opportunity to make positive short-term choices that can positively impact their families in the long-term. The Supporting Young Parents Program specifically targets young parents, who either have children or who are currently pregnant, at a very pivotal time in their lives and in the lives of their young children.Community Support for Young Parents
Strengthening Families Program
The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, science-based parenting skills, children’s life skills and family life skills training program. It is specifically designed for high-risk families. Parents and children participate.
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
Children’s Trust administers the federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) programs in South Carolina. These grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The supported programs are innovative, child-centered and family-focused and work to strengthen families using proven protective factors.
Voices for South Carolina’s Children
Children’s Trust is South Carolina’s leading advocate and resource on issues that impact children and families. We are part of Voices for America’s Children, the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations. We work to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable and their families, by supporting and advancing policy at the state and federal level. Our main focus is prevention and early intervention, with an emphasis on child maltreatment and safety. For more information regarding Voices for South Carolina’s Children, visit our Advocacy and Media section.