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We work best when we work together

No single individual, organization, or government agency working alone can stop child maltreatment or ensure that children never suffer or perish from devastating trauma or injuries. This is why our work that brings together best practices, expertise and resources is so important.

Child Passenger Safety coalition

The Child Passenger Safety coalition works to increase awareness as well as support existing community-based efforts around car seat safety. Members come from a wider range of professions, including the Safe Kids coordinators, health care, law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, child care providers, parents, and community volunteers. The ultimate goal is that parents and caregivers can have car seats more readily installed and inspected in South Carolina.

S.C. Child Passenger Safety coalition flyer (PDF)

Contact Katrin Bost for more information

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Child well-being coalition

Local and state agencies, community members and organizations work to improve opportunities for South Carolina children living in poverty. The focus is to support and implement evidence-based and promising practices policy and programs to mitigate poverty and improve child well-being. Coordination of the coalition is funded by a contract with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Key documents for the coalition

Contact Melissa Strompolis for more information

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Race equity and inclusion learning collaborative

The Race Equity and Inclusion (REI) Learning Collaborative is a group of local and state agencies, community organizations and nonprofits, and others who are working to incorporate REI into organizational practice. The purpose of the REI Learning Collaborative is to provide tools, resources, and opportunities to connect and foster ongoing dialogue among child- and family-serving organizations to incorporate REI into organizational practice. By addressing racial and inclusion inequities, we can achieve equitable opportunities and outcomes for all children and families in South Carolina.

Key documents for the learning collaborative

Contact Melissa Strompolis for more information

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Safe Kids coalition

As the home to Safe Kids South Carolina, we work with local Safe Kids coordinating coalitions to plan activities and share knowledge with families.

Safe Kids coalition leadership (PDF)

Contact Katrin Bost for more information

Safe sleep coalition

Advocating the ABCs of safe sleep

Join a state network of child advocates, health care workers and state agency representatives to build solutions to prevent infant death from unsafe sleep practices. Share best practices, trainings, and resources, and participate in advocacy work to promote the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for infant safe sleep.

Help advocate the ABCs of safe sleep. Babies should be placed alone, on their backs and in a crib. A babies crib should be free from blankets, bumper pads, pillows, toys and other items.

Contact Amy Moseley for more information

Water safety coalition

Advocate for policy changes to strengthen boating and water safety laws. Be a part of the state network strategizing how child drowning deaths can be prevented, creating awareness about safety around water, and promoting education around these safety efforts.

The water safety coalition also works on providing no-cost life jackets and information on how to properly wear a life jacket at public water landings.

Water safety coalition flyer (PDF)

Contact Katrin Bost for more information

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