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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.

Data profiles

We provide state and county level profiles to help you mobilize your community to promote child well-being.

Adverse childhood experience data county profile
South Carolina adverse childhood experience (ACE) data county profiles

These profiles contain data from 2014-2016. These are developed to help counties understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in their community.

ACE data county profiles
South Carolina adverse childhood experience (ACE) Data by Race profile
South Carolina adverse childhood experience (ACE) data by race

These race profiles contain state level data from 2014-2016. These are developed to further understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). These provide a snapshot of how ACEs affect different races and can be used as a tool to empower action.

ACE data by race profiles (PDF)
Child Maltreatment 2018-2019 card
Child maltreatment data county profiles

Child maltreatment data county profiles for South Carolina as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services

Child maltreatment county data profiles
Child Well Being in South Carolina data profile
Child well-being in South Carolina

View the KIDS COUNT rankings and indicators for South Carolina. You can view the areas where South Carolina has improved, declined or stayed the same with each indicator.

S.C. child well-being profile (PDF)
SC Child Well-Being County Data Profile 2019
Child well-being data county profiles

KIDS COUNT indicators are available at the state level and county level. States and counties are ranked in each domain and overall.

Child well-being data county profiles
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South Carolina data by race

Resources to inform the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in child well-being outcomes.

Race for Results for South Carolina

Selected peer reviewed publications

We conduct rigorous research to help advance scientific knowledge and best practices to promote child well-being

Research and policy briefs

We create briefs to provide snapshots of what you need to know about research and policy to promote child well-being.

Portraits of Success and Resilience in South Carolina, A Qualitative Study
Portraits of Success and Resilience in South Carolina, A Qualitative Study

This research brief details a qualitative study examining how people in South Carolina who had experienced a lot of childhood adversity were able to be resilient and successful in their life.

Portraits of Success and Resilience in South Carolina, A Qualitative Study (PDF)
Legislative Perspectives on Preventing ACEs in SC
Legislator Perspectives on Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Carolina

This qualitative study provides unique insight on a unique study conducted with state legislators in South Carolina on ways in which adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be prevented through public policy efforts.

Legislator Perspectives on Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in South Carolina (PDF)
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Children's Trust has produced a series of research briefs on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The research brief topics include the data collection process, an overview of ACEs, the prevalence of ACEs in various populations, and the relationship between ACEs and health and social outcomes.

ACE research briefs
Poverty and South Carolina's Children

Examining the impact of poverty on children and families in South Carolina, this brief offers recommendations to improve economic stability, access to quality child care, and overall health and well-being.

Poverty and S.C.'s Children (PDF)
South Carolina Racial Equity Impact Assessment Guide

Step-by-step guide to evaluate policy impact on racial and ethic groups to determine how to proactively achieve equitable outcomes.

S.C. Racial Equity Impact Assessment Guide (PDF)
Policy Brief for the Office of Child's Advocate

Children’s Trust examines the role an OCA could play to protect children across South Carolina, and highlights the attributes of the most effective OCAs in other states.

Policy Brief for the Office of Child's Advocate (PDF)
Heat maps with data

This research brief shows how heat maps can be used to support data-driven conversations and decision making.

Getting to Ground Truth (PDF)

For more information

Aditi Srivastav Bussells, Ph.D., MPH
Director of Research

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