Monthly Archives April 2017

The value of immunizations for infants can’t be overstated

The value of immunizations for infants can’t be overstated Leave a reply Immunizations save lives. There is no denying it: Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases. Just consider some of the milestones shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Through immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2. In the 1950s, nearly every child developed measles and, unfortunately, some even died from this serious disease. Many physicians today have never seen a case of the measles. Among children born during 1994-2013, vaccination will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses,
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Double Your Impact! Donate for the Day of Giving

From NOW until MAY 2nd all donations made to Windwood Farm Home for Children will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $45,000! Make the most out of your donation by giving today! Join us on our mission to provide help, hope and healing to each and every child who crosses through our doors. Your gifts allow our kids to move past their traumas and to become thriving members of our community. It takes a village and we are so grateful you are part of ours!
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Gov. McMaster Proclaims April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in South Carolina

Citing child abuse and neglect as the state’s most serious public health problem in the state, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster issued an official proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation cites the importance of prevention programs in communities across South Carolina that give families the knowledge and resources to learn, grow and thrive while providing safe, caring environments for children. Gov. McMaster encourages all South Carolinians to work together to protect the safety and well-being of children in the Palmetto State.
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When You See a Pinwheel, Think about the Child Behind It

When You See a Pinwheel, Think about the Child Behind It Pinwheels are a fitting representation of a carefree childhood. Everyone remembers watching pinwheels spin on a breezy spring day or racing through the yard to create your own windy momentum. It’s why pinwheels are a tangible symbol for childhood abuse awareness. During the month of April, look for pinwheel gardens all around Charleston County as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Windwood Family Services is partnering with Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center and Darkness to Light to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and blanket the area with pinwheels.
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These Cuts Wont Heal

Dear Friend of Children: Can’t make it to this year’s Child Welfare League of America National Conference? You can still lend your voice to help children and families. There has never been a more important time for your voice to be heard! Tell your Senators and Representatives to make children a national priority. Children are our future—especially our most vulnerable kids, who we must support and protect. Ask Congress to: Prioritize children in the federal budget. Lift the budget caps for Non-Defense Discretionary (NDD), and reject elimination of the Social Services Block Grant Vote NO on any repeal of the
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