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Knowing how and where to target prevention. We share expertise and conduct research on how to prevent child abuse and neglect so that South Carolina can use resources effectively and efficiently.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Preventing ACEs improves health and well-being

While ACEs may be common, the good news is that they are preventable. We work to address them by applying research to raise awareness in local communities and at the state level of the significant behavioral, emotional and physical outcomes of childhood trauma.

The South Carolina ACE data provides understanding on the frequency, links to health and social outcomes, risk factors, mental health and quality of life. Use the ACE data to start a conversation in your community about preventing ACEs.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Annual statewide awareness event to show how we all work together to build strong families.

Join the statewide campaign to grow a better tomorrow for children in South Carolina. Raising awareness is a critical first step in preventing child abuse and neglect. When we take action to help families thrive, children have the opportunity to grow up safe, healthy and strong.

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KIDS COUNT South Carolina

As the KIDS COUNT leader for South Carolina, a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), Children’s Trust uses this high-quality data and trend analysis to secure better futures for all children in our state.

Indicators reveal significant deficits for children and families in South Carolina, which sends a strong signal that dedicated strategies are needed to give them more opportunities to succeed.

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Research and data

Knowing how and where to target prevention

We conduct research and assess child and family data so that we know where to target prevention efforts, what's working and what's not working. Understanding child well-being trends is important because the insights gained enable us to focus on policies and programs that will lead to the most substantial and cost-effective advancements in preventing child abuse, neglect.

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SC Parents Resource Network

SC Parents

Children’s Trust supports a resource network database powered by findhelp, called SC Parents. It provides parents and families with information to find assistance in their communities, and it helps organizations coordinate care for their clients and constituents.

SC Parents, powered by findhelp, is a website that allows families to easily find and connect with parenting resources that include local free and reduced-cost social service programs to address family needs. These programs are localized and can be found by zip code.

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