As I reflect on this Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of what pulls us together when concerns threaten to divide us, what keeps us strong through adversity, and what supports us in many ways – big and small – throughout the year. All of us have families and friends in our lives for whom we are thankful. They give us a sense of belonging by providing us with protective factors that wrap around us and keep us safe. That’s what we envision for every child in South Carolina.

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