Monthly Archives March 2015

Safe Haven Legislative Passes House and Moves to Senate

Safe haven (H. 3522) legislation by Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, D-Lancaster, was passed by the House and sent to the Senate. This bill would require safe havens to post a public notice (to be provided by the S.C. Department of Social Services) identifying their location as a safe haven. This legislation is connected to Daniel’s Law, prohibiting prosecution of any person who abandons an unharmed infant younger than 30 days old to an employee of a safe haven, most often hospitals and fire stations.
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Child Welfare and Safety Legislation Makes Progress in Senate

Two Important Bills Receive Favorable Committee Reports Mandatory reporting (H. 3099) legislation by Rep. Peter M. McCoy, Jr., R-Charleston, would require college administrators, coaches, scout leaders, firefighters, camp counselors and others working in direct contact with children to report suspected child abuse and neglect. The bill moves to the floor of the House of Representatives. S. 334 by Sen. Kevin Johnson, D- Clarendon, directs the Department of Natural Resources to gather public input on improving recreational water safety in South Carolina and then report recommendations to the Senate. This legislative moves to the Senate for consideration.
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Report Estimates Economic Costs of Child Maltreatment

A report by the Perryman Group provides a new estimate of economic aspects and costs of child maltreatment. The study analyzed 2014 national data related to lifetime social and social welfare costs and lost earnings due to non-fatal maltreatment. The cost of maltreatment has been associated with health-care expenses, social welfare services, criminal justice, and education. Findings include: Overall health-care costs increased during childhood and resulted in a loss of approximately $270.9 billion in the production of goods and services; Individual occurrences of first-time child maltreatment cost the national economy about $1.8 million in total expenditures; and Overall, additional social
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Windwood Celebrates 30 Years!

  Our boys were exploring the coastline at Bulls Bay My, how time flies by! It seems hard to believe it has been thirty years since Jody and Anne Tamsberg created a living legacy that has grown to be a valued resource for children and families in our community. Through the ongoing support of local business partners and civic organizations,several local places of worship, and caring individuals in our community, Windwood Family Services has been privileged to pave the way for children to recover from abuse and neglect and for families to recover from roadblocks that are preventing them from
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Run for the Boys!

Giving back to our community is an important part of the Cooper River Bridge Run.  Each and every participant has an opportunity to run for something more and fund raise for Windwood Family Services.  Our partnership with everydayhero, a service of Charleston’s own Blackbaud, helps runners create their own fundraising page, tell their story and support Windwood.  Register to Run Here Remember to choose Windwood as your charity of Choice!
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Sommelier Smackdown is Back!

Tuesday, April 21 Harborside East 6:30- til 9:30                                          If you think Sommeliers are all frilly, posh, and high-brow, think again. The sleeves will be rolled up, the corks popped, and the pairing wars will begin. While educating our guests on creating the perfect pairing in a friendly competitive atmosphere, Advanced Sommelier’s Patrick Emerson and Brad Ball will be returning for a rematch.  Both will be grappling for the satisfaction and agreement of your taste buds. Who will be center stage for
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