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On July 22, Robert and Lillian Smalls were named the South Carolina Parents of the Year by the Columbia-based organization Parents’ Day Council of South Carolina in honor of National Parents’ Day!

In honor of National Kinship Care Month this September, PAFCAF is highlighting kinship caregivers across our social media, blog and weekly newsletters. Below is a story from one of our very own member executive directors who is also a kinship care provider.  

Christina Wilson, executive director of Child Abuse Prevention Association, became a caregiver in 2003 when her mother and aunt called to let her know that her cousin’s two children had been placed in foster care and that her cousin was also pregnant with a third.

The Palmetto Association for Children and Families is thrilled to begin highlighting different members from our Mid Level Managers Institute (MLM). MLM was created, in partnership with the Nord Family Foundation, to provide education, support, and leadership that will strengthen the capacity of our member agencies to produce positive outcomes for children and their families.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a PAFCAF member and you will receive weekly newsletters, member alerts, discounts on products and services and much more. You and your staff will also be invited to trainings, development initiatives, strategic partnerships and the opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors.



PAFCAF has various resources available to members, such as white papers, policy updates, infographics and much more!



Each year PAFCAF provides the South Carolina Legislature with a list of legislative priorities to provide guidance on improvements and policy updates recommended to improve outcomes for South Carolina’s children & families.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for our sector each year.

Working together to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families.


Joint Citizens & Legislative Committee on Children’s Public Hearings

20 Sep 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
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Committee on Children’s Annual Public Hearing schedule for 2018:

Thursday, September 20, Greenville County Council Chambers, 5 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 27, Trident Technical College, 5 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 4, Florence-Darlington Technical College, 5 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 11, 105 Marion Gressette Building, 10 am – 12 pm and 5 – 7:30 pm

Panic or Plan: The Accreditation Mandate

25 Sep 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
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Date for Training: 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

The goal is to provide accreditation preparation training to child and family service agencies in South Carolina. This interactive training will focus on a thorough review of the major steps on the road to achieving national accreditation. It will highlight the many benefits of becoming accredited, including enhanced revenue opportunities and how to gain the necessary buy-in from staff and board members. 

Charleston - PAFCAF Kinship Care Summits 2018

13 Sep 2018 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
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Charleston - Thursday, September 13th

This year’s Charleston Kinship Care Summit will be from 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m on Thursday, September 13th. It will be hosted at Trident Technical College located at 7000 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. Parking is complimentary for all attendees on the campus.

Greenville - PAFCAF Kinship Care Summit 2018

12 Sep 2018 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
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Greenville - Wednesday, September 12th

This year’s Greenville Kinship Care Summit will be from 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m on Wednesday, September 12th. It will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 851 Congaree Rd.