Making Prevention a Priority in South Carolina

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.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Have Impact on Food Insecurity for South Carolina’s Children

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.

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Sharing Knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences: ‘Inspiring and Life-Changing’

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.

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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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Legislature Passes Earned Income Tax Credit

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.

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