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Thursday, July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.mat Lutheran Services Carolina: 1118 Union Street, Columbia.

The primary goal of this workshop is to increase the cultural competency of service providers working with LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home situations. The training will include an overview of gender identity and sexual orientation and provide attendees with a working knowledge of current appropriate terminology. 

Monday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Epworth Children's Home, Columbia, SC 
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Smart Horizons Career Online Education and Palmetto Association for Children & Families offer pathway to educational success to at-risk students

Columbia, SC — The Palmetto Association for Children & Families (PAFCAF) has announced a new partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online High School that will provide scholarships to Smart Horizons to foster youth in need of alternative education and/or career training. This unprecedented partnership will benefit foster youth throughout the state of South Carolina

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.

Resources

Information

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

Advocacy

Advocacy

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.

Events

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 

6 Aug 2018 - 8:30am to 7 Aug 2018 - 4:30pm
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Monday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Epworth Children's Home, Columbia, SC 
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Be Aware & Care: Working with LGBTQ Kids in Foster Care Training

26 Jul 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
1118 Union Street
Columbia, South Carolina
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Join PAFCAF for our “Be Aware & Care: Working with LGBTQ Kids in Foster Care,” training on Thursday, July 26th! The primary goal of this workshop is to increase the cultural competency of service providers working with LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home situations. The training will include an overview of gender identity and sexual orientation, and provide attendees with a working knowledge of current appropriate terminology.

2018 Leadership Retreat

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