Kinship Care Summits Rescheduled!
All Kinship Care Summits have been rescheduled for late October!
October 27th in Charleston
October 30th in Columbia
October 31st in Greenville
Meet The PAFCAF Interns!
This fall we will welcome two new members to our PAFCAF team! Tracey Beecken and Kayley Janico, are amazing college students will be joining us as interns for the fall semester.
Kinship Care Summits Postponed Due to Hurricane Irma
Due to Hurricane Irma's projected landfall in South Carolina early next week we are postponing all three Kinship Care Summits, including:
Columbia, September 12
Greenville, September 13
Charleston, September 15
We hope to reschedule these summits in October, please stay tuned for those details.
If you are in need of help with evacuations, communicating with your foster families and general community or other storm related aid, please do not hesitate to email us at ehall [at] PAFCAF.org (link sends e-mail). We are here to help in any way we can.
WOW cards making a difference at Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill!
There is a wall of WOW in Rock Hill. The wall is Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill’s way of letting their staff know they are doing a good job!
Megan Branham Announces NTI
Megan Branham, PAFCAF Director of Policy and Research talks about The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) that has been launched across the country. South Carolina is one of seven pilot states with the program that will start next month and run until the end of the year.
New board members and officers elected to lead Palmetto Association for Children and Families
The Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) announced the election of five new board members today. The board also selected a new president and secretary.
South Carolina’s Children Need Your Voice NOW!
Right now, the American Health Care Act is being considered, and its impact would rip away health coverage from 23 million Americans according to the Congressional Budget Office.
While we have heard it will not be as drastic as the House's version we expect 632,686 children in South Carolina to be in danger of losing their Medicaid coverage.
2017 PAFCAF Leadership Retreat Materials
In June, the Palmetto Association for Children and Families’ CEOs and leadership teams came together to discuss the state of our child welfare system. Thank you so much for joining us! I want to thank all our speakers, attendees and board members for discussing the future of child welfare and ways we can be more innovative within our system of care.
Megan Branham Goes on DJJ “Behind the Fence” Tour
One new opportunity for problem solving became apparent when I had the chance to tour the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice facilities. The “behind the fence” tour included meetings with the acting director and staff, walking the halls of the on-site high school and visiting the Store of Hope where donated household items are refurbished by residents and proceeds go towards supporting the youth.
Generations Group Home
For Aimee and Brian Clark working at Generations Group is deeply personal. Not only because it’s where they met, but because it fed their professional passions in different ways and helped them both answer the call to make a difference in their community.
Legislator Spotlight: Senator Katrina Shealy
(R) District 23
Chairman, Senate General Committee