Child Well-Being Coalition meeting

Working to alleviate the effects of poverty and improve outcomes and opportunity for all children in South Carolina

Call to action

23

percent of children in South Carolina are living in poverty

39

South Carolina’s ranks 39 for child well-being

Join us

The coalition’s work is driven by a volunteer team of professionals, coordinated by Children’s Trust and funded through S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

We invite those with interest, expertise and passion to join us in this work. Coalition meetings are held four times a year and work groups meeting once a month.

Child Well-Being coalition attendees

Our approach to the work

The work of improving child well-being breaks down into key work areas.

Family of 3
Community and Economy

Working to increase the utilization of nutrition programs by eligible families in poverty.

S.C. Rank
38

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Health

Working to coordinate and improve access to comprehensive health care for children.

S.C. Rank
38

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Education

Working to reduce missed school days due to suspension and expulsion, pre-K through graduation.

S.C. Rank
42

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Family

Working to increase support for kinship care, single parent and multigenerational homes.

S.C. Rank
37

Values that strengthen our work

Cultural competence

Ensure work meets the social, cultural, linguistic and geographic needs of children and families.

Strengthening Families

Help families build protective and promotive factors that mitigate the effects of poverty and enhance well-being.

Prevention

Use a multidisciplinary approach to leverage resources and services to reduce the negative impacts of poverty.

Equity

Recognize inequities and use strategies to achieve goals for all children.

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For more information

Amy Moseley, M.A.
Community Coalitions Manager