Non-Profits, DSS Unite to Tackle Foster Care Crisis in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties

May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

Six non-profit organizations, several Upstate churches and the USC Upstate Child Protection Training Center have formed a coalition in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services to raise awareness about the critical need for foster homes in Spartanburg […]

USC Upstate Conference Takes Aim at Child Abuse

March 22, 2017 at 9:59 am

A child-abuse pediatrician and a psychiatrist with more than a decade of experience with trauma victims who suffer from addiction are on the slate of speakers presenting at “A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse through Advocacy and Education” conference on […]

Learn More About Our Child Protection Training Center This Month on WSPA

March 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

Tune in to WSPA TV7 each Monday and Tuesday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to learn how the Child Protection Training Center at USC Upstate is helping the community. The center composed of a mock house, the Charles J. […]

Solicitor’s Office Honors Jennifer Parker For Efforts To Combat Child Abuse

November 3, 2016 at 2:27 pm

The 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office recently awarded the Bill Barnet Service Above Self Award to Dr. Jennifer Parker in recognition of her tireless efforts to combat child abuse through education. Former Solicitor Trey Gowdy created the award in 2007 to […]

First Cohort Graduates from Center for Child Advocacy Studies Program

November 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

The Center for Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) at the University of South Carolina Upstate has awarded graduate certificates to its first cohort of child protection professionals working in the child protection field. The five area professionals graduating from the CAST […]

USC Upstate, DSS Partner for Foster, Adoptive Families Event September 17

September 6, 2016 at 10:32 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate Child Protection Training Center in collaboration with the Department of Social Services will host a recruitment event for individuals who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive families from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

USC Upstate Child Protection Training Center Holds First Training “From Crime Scene To Trial”

October 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The headlines are becoming far too common. We read about and see images of children who are abused, beaten and often killed by their parents, family members, babysitters, or friends of the family. Far too young to […]

Upstate Magazine Fall Issue Available Online

December 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Welcome to the latest online-only edition of Upstate Magazine! It’s now available at http://publications.uscupstate.edu/magazines/USCU_FALL15_Magazine_Online/ This issue highlights the many ways the USC Upstate community is growing; how alumni and students are making a difference; and how newly established programs are […]

USC Upstate Holds 7th Annual Child Advocacy Conference “A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse Through Advocacy and Education”

March 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Nearly 20 first responders will receive a full day of training on Wednesday, March 23 aimed to provide them with a better understanding of best practices for initially responding to cases involving child abuse allegations. The University of South Carolina […]

Child Advocacy Center Receives Grant to Increase Local Foster and Adoptive Families

April 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate Child Protection Training Center in collaboration with the Department of Social Services will hold the first in a series of recruitment events for individuals who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive families at […]