USC Upstate News

USC Upstate’s Child Protection Training Center Benefits From More Than $500,000 in New Grants

July 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. –  The Child Protection Training Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate will enhance training opportunities for child protection professionals in the Upstate region thanks to a series of new grants, including a three-year, $345,000 grant from […]

Brighter Future Conference Speakers to Address Current Issues in Child Abuse Research, Prevention

February 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

With Upstate South Carolina having the highest rates in the state of maltreatment reports, investigations, alternative responses and removal to foster care, the need for expert training in child welfare is crucial. For the ninth year, the University of South […]

Jennifer Parker Selected to Become A Riley Diversity Fellow

January 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

Jennifer Parker, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the Center for Child Advocacy Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, is one of 42 leaders from across the Upstate and surrounding area selected to participate in the Riley […]

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 […]