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Equipping South Carolina to prevent child abuse and neglect

Our training and professional development opportunities give child-serving professionals the tools they need. We offer a diverse set of learning opportunities from statewide conferences to specialized sessions on a focused curriculum.


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Building Hope for Children Conference

Children's Trust of South Carolina, Building Hope for Children Conference 2019

Learn more about our biennial prevention conference to be held in Greenville, South Carolina, September 5-6, 2019. With the theme of Resilient Families and Resilient Communities, conference attendees will be inspired by dozens of dynamic breakout sessions, regional and national experts and networking opportunities.

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Downtown Greenville with Hyatt Regency

Adverse childhood experiences

Children's Trust has strong network of adverse childhood experience (ACE) Interface Master trainers who are available to help you and your community understand the importance of preventing ACEs.

Schedule an ACE Interface Training

Learn the impact of ACEs on early childhood brain development, health and well-being, the original ACE study and South Carolina ACE data, as well as strategies to empower communities to prevent ACEs.

Screen ACE documentaries

"Paper Tigers" and "Resilience" explore ACEs and efforts to apply the science and evidence-based practices to empower communities to improve health and well-being.

Have a community conversation

Through a guided conversation, Children’s Trust staff can help facilitate community perspectives and knowledge to build a foundation for collective action.

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Building protective factors in your community

What are protective factors?

Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when presents, increase the health and well-being of children and families. They serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children find resources, supports and coping strategies so that they can parent more effectively, even under stress.


Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19, Children’s Trust is moving events to virtual platforms or postponing to a more suitable time. Please check your event listings or inquire with the appropriate staff person. View our events.