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    • 2015-2019 final report 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-25)
      Over the last five years, Child Welfare Services (CWS) has worked with the larger child welfare community to implement the goals and objectives of the 2015-2019 the Child and Family Service Plan (CFSP). During the CFSP ...
    • Adult Protective Services policy manual : ethical framework 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-15)
      The intent of the APS Program is to provide intervention and protection for vulnerable adults who cannot provide care or protection for themselves, This manual gives guidance for APS practitioners dealing with these adults ...
    • Adult Protective Services policy manual : intake services 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-20)
      The intent of the APS Program is to provide intervention and protection for vulnerable adults who cannot provide care or protection for themselves, This manual gives guidance for APS practitioners dealing with these adults ...
    • Adult Protective Services policy manual : probate court 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-21)
      The intent of the APS Program is to provide intervention and protection for vulnerable adults who cannot provide care or protection for themselves, This manual gives guidance for APS practitioners dealing with these adults ...
    • Chafee Program pathways to success 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10)
      The Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood was established with the passage of the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (PL 106-169) and amended by the Family First Prevention ...
    • COVID-19 : heightened risk of abuse and neglect 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services; University of South Carolina. Children's Law Center (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-06)
      This chart, developed by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, shows some of the factors contributing to increased risk of abuse and neglect during the current pandemic.
    • COVID-19 child care assistance for working parents frequently asked questions 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-16)
      This document answers these question: Who is eligible for a child care voucher?, How do I get help with child care?, What is the necessary supporting documentation I must provide for child care eligibility?, How does this ...
    • Domestic violence numbers for the past five state fiscal years 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services. Division of Accountability, Data, and Research (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-25)
      This gives statistics on emergency shelters, domestic violence programs, individuals receiving emergency shelter assistance and service contact with women/men/children receiving individual and/or group counseling services ...
    • DSS e-blast 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-03)
      This electronic serial from the Department of Social Services is an internal newsletter that gives information about the department as well as past and upcoming events pertinent to the department.
    • Foster family handbook : advice and encouragement for foster parents, from start to finish 

      Fostering Great Ideas; South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-12)
      This handbook explains what you need to do in order to become a foster parent.
    • Frequently asked questions for South Carolina providers 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-13)
      This answers questions about the Department of Social Services' interaction with health care providers.
    • Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund monthly detailed expenditure report 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-01)
      This details the expenditures of the South Carolina Department of Social Services’ allocation from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.
    • Guiding principles and standards : better together : enhancing practice, transforming lives 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services. Child Welfare Services Division (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01)
      South Carolina has adopted a model of casework practice for Child Welfare Services called GPS (Guiding Principles and Standards). The GPS practice model explains the values, principles, and core practice skills used by ...
    • Healthy Families America 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-10)
      Family First Prevention Services Act will provide federal funding for prevention services to families of children who are at imminent risk of entering foster care. Healthy Families America is a home visiting program ...
    • Key stats from major program areas - state fiscal year 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-01)
      This gives statistics from FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 for programs under the Department of Social Services including: Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Adoptive Services, Adult Protective Services, Temporary ...
    • Kinship care 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-14)
      This brochure describes kinship care and lists resources for caregivers.
    • Kinship care : stepping in : a guide for kinship caregivers in South Carolina 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-11)
      Kinship Care is, many times, the very best alternative for children whose parents are unable to care for them. Because the child already knows you, you also ease the trauma of this huge change. As you take on this extra ...
    • Kinship foster care : becoming a licensed kinship foster parent for your kin 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-14)
      This brochure describes kinship care, who is eligible, how to get licensed, what the benefits are and lists resources for caregivers.
    • 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 ...
    • Multisystemic Therapy (MST) 

      South Carolina Department of Social Services (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-10)
      Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive treatment for troubled youth delivered in multiple settings. This program aims to promote pro-social behavior and reduce criminal activity, mental health symptomology, out-of ...