March 22, 2018 – March 22, 2018

Recognizing and Investigating Child Physical Abuse and Medical Neglect (Beaufort, SC)

This course will be provided by the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.

This course will address critical steps to be taken in child physical abuse and neglect investigations for front line investigators and child welfare professionals to include best
practices by addressing red flags present in suspicious child abuse situations and the response
each discipline should make in protecting the child. The training will focus on documenting and
investigating alleged reports of physical abuse, distinguishing between inflicted and accidental
injuries and developing corroborating evidence. The second day will be a practical exercise in
which attendees will work in groups of four or five students each on different physical abuse
scenarios. Students will work through the investigation making decisions about who should be
interviewed or consulted, what evidence should be collected, and decide when there is enough
facts to seek relative or other placement and/or enough probable cause to arrest. If an arrest is
warranted, what charges would be made. Ultimately, the students will prepare an official report
for each group.

Who should attend? Law Enforcement (Investigators, Patrol, & SRO), DSS, First
Responders, and Prosecutors

Continuing Education Credits: This training is expected to be approved by the following:
 SC Criminal Justice Academy for 9 hours of continuing education credits for law
enforcement officers
 SC Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization for 9 hours of CLE
credits
 9 general contact hours for Social Workers
 9 credit hours for Victim Service Providers

Contact Ms. Bodman via email link at right (margaretbodman@sc.edu) to register. Limited to 30 attendees.

Start: March 22, 2018 8:45 am
End: March 22, 2018 8:45 am
Venue: Bldg 10, Room 228 (3/22); Bldg 6, Room 108 (3/23)
Address:
921 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort, SC
Cost: Free

March 21, 2018 – March 21, 2018

SC Chapter of Natl. Association of Social Workers Spring Symposium (Columbia, SC)

Sessions focus on social work practice advances and challenges across age groups and settings.

Click on Organizer at right for more information, including a full program of speakers, and registration.

Start: March 21, 2018 8:00 am
End: March 21, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Downtown Marriott
Address:
Columbia, SC

March 16, 2018

Resources and Connections Community Roundtable in Orangeburg, SC

SCPSAC (the SC Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) is hosting a Resources and Connections for Family Safety/Wellbeing Roundtable in the Orangeburg area.
There will be:
—updates on safety and wellbeing issues and resources for kids in our community
—brief legislative and policy updates affecting child and family safety in SC
—local and state-level organization  information on their resources
—time individually connect to potential partners and resources of greatest interest to them.
We especially invite front-line responders who work with families in the community—first responders such as police, fire, paramedics, and EMTs, child protection, and worship leaders. We also welcome professionals who work with families such as CAC staff, healthcare, guardians ad litem, advocacy, education and day care settings, library and other public service areas, students preparing for these roles, and others!

Light snacks and cold drinks will be provided.

There is no cost to attend; registration needed to plan for space, handouts, and snacks.

Click on organizer “SCPSAC” at right to complete the registration form by 3/13!

Start: March 16, 2018 3:00 pm
End: March 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Columbia Road Church of God
Address:
2485 Columbia Rd. NE, Orangeburg, SC, 29118
Cost: Free

9th annual Brighter Futures Conference: Ending Child Abuse through Advocacy and Education (Spartanburg, SC)

This multidisciplinary conference welcomes counselors, social workers, attorneys, nurses, physicians, psychologists, educators, faith community, judges, law enforcement, therapists, victim service professionals, and others concerned.

The speakers for this year’s conference are:

  • Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D., MPH (Founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project)
  • Nancy Henderson, MD (Medical Director of Forensic Pediatrics, Greenville Children’s Hospital)
  • James Garbarino, Ph.D. (Professor of Psychology, Loyola University; Author of The Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them)
  • Victor Vieth, JD (Founder and Sr. Director, Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center).

Registration $40 ($15 for students). CEUs will be provided.

For registration and additional information, Click on Organizer at right.

Start: March 16, 2018 8:00 am
End: March 16, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: USC Upstate University Readiness Center
Address:
301 North Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC
Cost: 40

March 14, 2018 – March 14, 2018

Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution: Beyond A-Z (Columbia, SC)

This training is a joint effort of the Children’s Law Center and the South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination.

This training is primarily for prosecutors and DSS attorneys who will be
litigating sexual abuse allegations in family court and/or general sessions court. Topics
will include: case law update, preparing the child victim for courtroom testimony, how to
conduct a direct examination of a child victim, use of facility dogs in child advocacy
centers, the use of child sexual abuse dynamics expert testimony at trial, psychosexual
evaluations and vicarious trauma.

Who should attend? Prosecutors and SCDSS attorneys.
Law enforcement, victim advocates, DSS case workers, and forensic interviewers are
welcome.

Continuing Education Credits: This training is expected to be approved by the SCCJA
and the Commission on CLE (including 1 hour of SAMH credit) .

Click on Organizer at right to register.

Start: March 14, 2018
End: March 14, 2018
Venue: USC School of Law
Address:
1525 Senate Street, Room 136, Columbia, SC, 29208
Cost: Free

March 13, 2018

Applying Protective Factors to Your Work (Florence, SC)

This Children’s Trust of SC training will provide a deeper look at the protective factors framework and allow for a facilitated discussion with the audience to consider alignment of current program/practices to the protective factors.

What are Protective Factors?

Protective factors serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children find resources, supports and coping strategies so that they can parent more effectively, even under stress. When present, the protective factors increase the health and well-being of children and families.

Click on Organizer at right for more information and to register.

Start: March 13, 2018 10:00 am
End: March 13, 2018 10:00 am
Venue: Hotel Florence
Address:
126 West Evans St., Florence, SC, 29501
Cost: Free

March 7, 2018

Early Childhood Growth & Development 101 (Columbia, SC)

Learn more about the growth and development in early childhood with a focus on building a healthy brain, developing social-emotional skills, and understanding temperaments. Participants will receive an introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain of very young children, a better understanding of how to observe and support social and emotional developmental needs, and ways to find the right individual fit in working with the three primary temperament types (flexible, fearless and feisty) of children.

This training, provided by Children’s Trust of SC, is open to all child-serving professionals including staff at Department of Social Services, foster parents, guardian ad litem, childcare providers, kinship care providers, CASA workers and more.

Click on Organizer at right for more information and registration (closing 2/27).

Start: March 7, 2018 9:00 am
End: March 7, 2018 9:00 am
Venue: Children's Trust
Address:
1330 Lady Street, Suite 310, Columbia, SC, 29201
Cost: Free

February 23, 2018

Grand Strand Area Winter Resources and Connections Community Roundtable sponsored by SCPSAC in Myrtle Beach, SC

SCPSAC (the SC Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) is hosting a Winter Resources and Connections for Family Safety/Wellbeing Roundtable in the Grand Strand area.
There will be:
—updates on safety and wellbeing issues and resources for kids in our community
—brief legislative and policy updates affecting child and family safety in SC
—local and state-level organization  information on their resources
—time individually connect to potential partners and resources of greatest interest to them.
We especially invite front-line responders who work with families in the community—first responders such as police, fire, paramedics, and EMTs, child protection, and worship leaders. We also welcome professionals who work with families such as CAC staff, healthcare, guardians ad litem, advocacy, education and day care settings, library and other public service areas, students preparing for these roles, and others!  Members and nonmembers welcome!

Light lunch snacks and cold drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring more substantial lunch with you if desired!

There is no cost to attend; registration needed to plan for space, handouts, and snacks.

Click on “organizer” at right to access the registration survey by 2/21.

Start: February 23, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Venue: Horry Georgetown Technical College-Market Commons Campus,
Address:
743 Hemlock Ave, Building 200 Classroom 143, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29575
Cost: Free

February 22, 2018 – February 22, 2018

54th SC Counseling Association Conference in Hilton Head, SC

Registration is planned to open in September.

 

Click on Organization at right for more information and registration as available.

Start: February 22, 2018 8:00 am
End: February 22, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Westin Hilton Head Resort
Address:
Hilton Head, SC

January 28, 2018 – January 28, 2018

APSAC’s 2018 Advanced Training Institutes in San Diego, CA

There are two APSAC training institutes being offered as pre-conferences for the International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect:

  • Child Maltreatment Prevention Strategies Across the Social Ecology
  • Advanced Issues in Child Sexual Abuse (Medical focus)

 

Click Organization at right for more information on sessions and registration.

Start: January 28, 2018 8:00 am
End: January 28, 2018 8:00 am
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
San Diego, CA
Cost: 175-200
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