Southmountain Children and Family Services Expands Services across North Carolina

Posted by: swright 7 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services would like to announce the opening of four new Children’s Advocacy Centers in North Carolina, bringing these important services to communities across the state.  The Transylvania County Children’s Advocacy Center in Western North Carolina is now open and in Eastern North Carolina, three centers have recently opened, including the Moore County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Harnett County Children’s Advocacy Center, and the N/E/W Children’s Advocacy Center that will serve Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties.  All four of these Centers are now providing services to child victims and their families.   Southmountain staff have been very busy with the many tasks and preparations involved in opening the CACs including hiring and training new staff; training Multi-Disciplinary Teams; and locating and preparing buildings to become suitable as Children’s Advocacy Centers.   All of these communities are very excited to have these critical services available in their counties! With the addition of these new centers, Southmountain Children and Family Services is now operating eight CACs serving 12 counties across North Carolina.

Children's Advocacy Center Teams Attend Training

Posted by: swright 7 months, 1 week ago

Teams from all of our Children’s Advocacy Centers recently attended the “Physical Abuse Simulation Lab Training for Multidisciplinary Teams.”  This training was provided jointly by The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Child Medical Evaluation Program.  The event provided the first multidisciplinary simulation training to improve the knowledge and skills of professionals when evaluating children for concerns of physical abuse.  In addition to the CAC staff, Multidisciplinary Team Members from the CACs attended as well; including representative from law enforcement, Department of Social Services, and District Attorney's offices.

Southmountain Estates Enjoys Valentine’s Dance

Posted by: swright 8 months, 1 week ago

An event in honor of Valentine’s Day is what brought our Foster Community together on February 16. An evening of dancing was thrown by Rosemary Haynes, Rachael Boyd, and Tiffany Bentley of the recreation department, but they were not alone in the efforts of throwing this amazing event! Throughout the last few months, the children of the Foster Community made our decorations; our very own Danny Marriott prepared our delicious meal; and our party was popping with songs played by DJ Jazzi Monkey Chris Norman. Our community was brought together for an evening of fun, laughter, and love for our children by dancing the night away. Our recreation department is in awe of the way our Foster Community and those who support us came together to celebrate all that we have built at the Foster Community.

Southmountain CAC's Receive National Accreditation

Posted by: swright 8 months, 2 weeks ago

In January, 2019, the McDowell County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Blue Ridge Children’s Advocacy Center were approved for reaccreditation by the National Children’s Alliance.  Accreditation with this entity requires extensive work at the Centers including written documentation and observed practice; and is affirmation that exemplary services are being offered, in compliance with national standards.  Congratulations to all staff and collaborators at the McDowell County Children’s Advocacy Centers and the Blue Ridge Children's Advocacy Center that made the reaccreditation possible.

Walmart Gives Grant for McDowell County Children’s Advocacy Center

Posted by: swright 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services would like to say “Thank You” to the Walmart Foundation for awarding a grant to Lily’s Place, the Children’s Advocacy Center in McDowell County.