Friday Resource: SC Center for Fathers and Families

Recently I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries from fathers who want assistance with child support or child custody issues. And I have the perfect resource for them, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.

Friday Resource-SC Fathers and Families

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a statewide nonprofit organization, was founded in 2002 by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. If you are not already familiar with the center, please explore their website.

And, for additional information about the impact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families Office of Family Assistance featured the SC Center for Fathers and Families in a report released in May 2009.

-RFW

Friday Resource: SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

Friday Resource - SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Friday Resource - SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

In South Carolina, when you think of poverty law and advocacy, you often think of  the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center.

What you may not know is that SC Appleseed also publishes brochures, manuals and pamphlets for South Carolinians. Like the SCATJ Commission, SC Appleseed is a fan of PLAIN LANGUAGE and has some material available in Spanish (en español).

-RFW

Resource Friday/Viernes de recursos

Resource Friday/Viernes de Recursos
Resource Friday/Viernes de Recursos

If you are a South Carolina parent under investigation by the SC Department of Social Services (SC DSS) for child abuse or neglect, it is likely that you have already received a copy of this informative booklet.

However, if you haven’t OR if you are a family member, other interested person OR law student interested in the process, then you may be interested to know that this information is available online in English AND in Spanish.

The information is written in Plain English (you know we’re a fan of that) and provides definitions, defines the investigative process including Initial Report and Investigation, Emergency Protective Custody,  The Probable Cause or 72-Hour Hearing,  Merits or Removal Hearing, Intervention Hearing, Permanency Planning HearingTermination of Parental Rights and offers tips for parents under investigation.

Para información en español:

And the information is current at least as of this writing.

Thanks to both SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the Children’s Law Center for pulling together this valuable information!

-RFW