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International foster-care expert and author John DeGarmo, who has a doctorate in educational leadership, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Thornwell Foster Care Conference, slated for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the First Baptist Church in Simpsonville.

This fall we will welcome two new members to our PAFCAF team! Katharine Thibaudeau an amazing college student joining us as one of our interns for the fall semester.

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.


2018 Leadership Retreat

20 Jun 2018 - 11:00am to 22 Jun 2018 - 1:30pm

Join the Palmetto Association for Children and Families for their annual Leadership Retreat from June 21-22 in Charleston!

Over the course of two days, leadership from the association’s membership agencies will have the opportunity to discuss the state of our child welfare system and how we can be more innovative within our system of care.

Policy Research: Out of the Classroom and into the State House

7 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Registration

For information on the Doris Duke Fellowship program, click here. 

Presented by Megan Branham, and Whitney Tucker. This webinar will be recorded and available for download after the event. 

Megan Branham, Director of Policy and Research, PAFCAF

PAFCAF 2018 Annual Conference

28 Feb 2018 - 1:00pm to 2 Mar 2018 - 10:45am
9800 Queensway Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Event Registration

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking event for our sector each year. Meet colleagues, learn about new innovations and resources available to support your work with children and families, and have the opportunity to interact with sponsoring organizations and vendors.