The South Carolina Department of Social Services was renamed in 1972 from the Department of Public Welfare. The agency is responsible for providing state residents with assistance and protection programs. The Department of Social Services ensures the safety of children and adults who cannot protect themselves and assisting families to achieve stability through child support, child care, financial and other temporary benefits while transitioning into employment.

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  • Parent child interaction therapy 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-14)
    Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a program for two to seven-year old children and their parents or caregivers that aims to decrease externalizing child behavior problems, increase positive parenting behaviors, ...
  • Motivational interviewing 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-19)
    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of counseling clients designed to promote behavior change and improve physiological, psychological, and lifestyle outcomes and is used for prevention services to families of ...
  • South Carolina Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program 2021 authorized locations 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-14)
    This is a directory of farmers' markets in South Carolina broken down by region.
  • SCDSS COVID-19 expenditure report as of 05/01/2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-01)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Social Services’ allocation from the CARES Act.
  • SNAP participation April 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation March 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • Foster parent facts 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-05)
    This paper gives important facts about foster parenting in South Carolina.
  • SNAP participation July 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-07)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation June 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-06)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation May 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-05)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation April 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-04)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation March 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-03)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation February 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-02)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation January 2013 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2013-01)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation December 2012 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2012-12)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation November 2012 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2012-11)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP participation October 2012 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2012-10)
    These statistics are broken down by county, households, persons and benefits.
  • SNAP/TANF Program benefit integrity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (2021-04-02)
    The purpose of the Benefit Integrity Program is to maintain program integrity by providing methods to ensure that benefit amounts provided to recipients in the SNAP and TANF Programs are accurate according to federal and ...
  • The responsible father registry : a voice for putative fathers 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-05)
    The Responsible Father Registry gives a man who has fathered a child with a woman he is not married to the right to be notified when an adoption or a termination of parental rights action occurs. A putative father may ...
  • Nurse Family Partnership 

    South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-10)
    Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a home-visiting program that is typically implemented by trained registered nurses. NFP serves young, first-time, low-income mothers beginning early in their pregnancy until the child ...

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