Monthly Archives December 2014

Legislation Prefiled to Address Child Welfare Concerns

DSS Senate Oversight Committee Holds Last Hearing of Year  The Department of Social Services Oversight Subcommittee recently heard testimony from several individuals. Dr. Olga Rosa, board certified child abuse pediatrician and DSS Acting Director, Amber Gilliam both testified. The committee heard about needs for centralized intake hotline for child abuse cases, increased collaboration with S.C. Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System and creation of local child fatality review committees.  Video of the testimony is available.   Prefiled legislation addresses some of the concerns raised during these hearings. S. 150 (Sen. Shealy, R-Lexington) restructures DSS through the creation of the Department of Family Protective Services
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#GivingTuesday

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration
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