Stories, upcoming events and information

Stories, tip sheets, events and more are available to help parents find inspiration and information.

Families Growing Stronger Together

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) wrapped up its fall cycle with graduation ceremonies around the state. We take a look at a Growing Home Southeast site in Richland County, where a group of families developed positive discipline practices, learned how to stay resilient in tough times, and improved their parent-child communications skills.

Helping Young Families Build Success

Family Outreach of Horry County, funded by the U.S. Office of Population Affairs’ Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) through Children’s Trust and Fact Forward, works to provide guidance and resources to pregnant or parenting young families. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, spoke to a program provider and participant about the positive impact on their lives.

Helping Families Start School on the Right Foot: Parent Matters Making Midlands Connections

The parent advisory council launched by Children’s Trust in Richland and Lexington counties participated in a recent community outreach effort as parents get their children ready to return to school. Neil White, who tells the organization’s stories, covered the event.

‘I Want This for My Family’

The Strengthening Families Program wrapped up its spring cycles with graduation ceremonies across the state in May and June. Read how parents and children are taking the program’s lessons into their homes and building stronger bonds together. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, spoke to one family about the program’s impact after a recent graduation.

Information for Parents

Know the Right Age for Your Child to Stay Home Alone

The Children’s Bureau Information Gateway provides information on determining the right age to leave a child at home alone.

Know the right age for your child to stay home alone (PDF)

Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

These signs may signal the presence of the four major types of child maltreatment: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.

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15 Things Every Parent Should Know has a quick and fun how-to guide on navigating life with toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Triple P Guide: Parenting during COVID 19

Learn strategies for parenting during social isolation including self-care and keeping your children busy.

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Positive Parenting Tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides useful information for parents to learn more about their child’s development, positive parenting, safety and health at each stage of the child’s life.

Positive Parenting Tips Link

How to Help Families During Social Distancing

Children’s Trust CEO Sue Williams addresses what it will take to support children, families and communities in our state as all of us face the many challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Helping Kids Grow

Parenting tips and activities that will help parents and caregivers build healthy and resilient children who are ready for the future

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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Report suspected child abuse or neglect to the S.C. Department of Social Services or the local law enforcement agency.

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Children’s Trust of South Carolina is the statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We provide funding, resources and training to help local program partners build strong families and positive childhoods.