PAFCAF Kinship Care Summits 2018

The Palmetto Association for Children and Families Annual Kinship Care Summits are offered throughout South Carolina for child welfare staff who work directly with kinship caregivers or those providing supports to children in kinship care placements. These trainings seek to enhance the skill of practitioners to positively impact and interact with kinship caregivers and ensure safety, well-being, and permanency for children in their care. This year’s summits will focus on the impact of federal legislation (Family First Prevention Services Act) changes to kinship care supports, awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences and helping children and families overcome the effects of traumatic experiences. These workshops will also highlight community supports and resources for kinship families. PAFCAF members, DSS staff, social workers, guardians ad litem and those who interact with kinship care families on a daily basis would benefit from attending these summits. Lunch and Continuing Education Units will be provided for all attendees.

Go To:

Join us as at any of our three offered locations:

Columbia - Monday, September 10th
Columbia Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Ave.

Greenville - Wednesday, September 12th
Crowne Plaza Hotel
851 Congaree Rd.

Charleston - Thursday, September 13th
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston

To view a map of the venues and nearby hotels, click here.

We’d like to thank Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and the Department of Social Services for their collaboration efforts that made these events possible.

             

 


Registration

Columbia - Monday, September 10th

This year’s Columbia Kinship Care Summit will be from 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m on Monday, September 10th. It will be hosted at the Columbia Conference Center located at 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Parking is complimentary for all attendees and can be found adjacent to the conference center.  For printable driving directions, click here.

If you would like to book a room at a nearby hotel, the following options are only a short drive away from the conference center:

To register for our Columbia Summit, click here.

 


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. Parking is complimentary for all attendees and can be found adjacent to the hotel.

If you would like to book a room at the Crowne Plaza, click here.

To register for our Greenville Summit, click here.

 


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.

If you would like to book a room at a nearby hotel, the following options are only a short drive away from the college:

To register for our Charleston Summit, click here.

 


Event Schedule

9:00 a.m …………..………………. Registration Opens

9:30 a.m - 9:45 a.m ……………… Welcome Remarks

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m …………….. FFPSA Overview / Q&A by Children’s Defense Fund

10:45 a.m - 11:45 a.m ……………. ACEs Presentation by Children’s Trust

12:00 p.m - 12:30 p.m ……………. Lunch Break

12:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m ……………… Unsung Hero Award Presentation

1:00 p.m - 2:15 p.m……………….. Panel / Q&A with Kinship Care Navigators  

2:15 p.m - 2:30 p.m ………………. Evaluation and Concluding Remarks

2:30 p.m……………………………. Adjourn


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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2018 Kinship Care Summits, feel free to contact us at communications@pafcaf.org.