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.
With a new child passenger safety law in South Carolina, Katrin Bost, the Safe Kids associate with Children’s Trust, helps parents with what they need to know.
The S.C. Legislature passed an Earned Income Tax Credit for working families as part of the roads bill. The EITC is an important component of the Early Childhood Common Agenda, a policy initiative led by Children’s Trust, Institute for Child Success and the United Way Association of South Carolina.
Shannon Palm, the coordinator of water safety efforts with Safe Kids South Carolina as the Lipscomb intern in the Children’s Trust office, discusses the significance of water safety and what the South Carolina Water Safety Coalition is doing to mobilize statewide advocates in raising awareness, increasing safety education and formulating policy that can help save lives.
Children’s Advocacy Day was held April 4 at the State House, where the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers teamed with Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Silent Tears, the S.C. Attorney General’s office, and the S.C. Department of Social Services for a press conference that brought together partners working in prevention, treatment and prosecution of child abuse and neglect. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
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.