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When we invest in South Carolina’s communities and work together, we create long-term sustainability and impact for stronger families and safer children.

Home Visiting

Children's Trust administers the federal investment in home visiting for South Carolina – the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

Home visiting specialists assist mothers and their young children with a wide range of issues – including health concerns, developmental milestones, safety environment, school preparedness, and economic self-sufficiency – during home visits and pediatric visits. Home visitors generally have a background in nursing, social work, or child development. Children’s Trust supports three evidence-based home visiting models – Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Many of the program models serve at-risk, low-income mothers.

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Home Visit, Chesterfield

Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program (SFP) serves families with children ages 6 to 11 through local partners in settings that include community centers, schools, and churches. SFP is designed to help families develop positive discipline practices, stay resilient in tough times, reduce conflict, improve parenting skills, and assist children with social skills, relationships, and school performance.

Participants complete a 14-session weekly program. The sessions, which always begin with a family meal, typically last 2½ hours and include parents and children meeting separately to work with group leaders before coming together for shared activities to finish. Participants who successfully complete the program graduate in a celebratory style.

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Strengthening Families Program, Hartsville

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

With a generous grant from The Duke Endowment, Children’s Trust is working to activate the Positive Parenting Program, known as Triple P, in Georgetown, Greenville and Spartanburg counties. This work is building a model prevention system that can be replicated across South Carolina to change the state’s approach to the prevention of child maltreatment.

This innovative work will give South Carolina models for county-wide, coordinated systems of prevention that gives a population-level approach to parenting and preventing abuse and neglect.

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For more information

Eric Bellamy
Chief Partner Engagement Officer