Children's Advocacy Center Teams Attend Training

Posted by: swright 3 months, 2 weeks 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 4 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 4 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 5 months 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.

Thank You Huffman-Cornwell Foundation!

Posted by: swright 5 months, 1 week ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services would like to extend a big “Thank You!” to the Huffman-Cornwell Foundation for the recent award of a most generous grant of $9,200.  The grant will be used to purchase a desktop computer for every home in our Foster Community for our children to use to complete school assignments.  The grant will also allow us to purchase a Chromebook laptop for every high school student.  The gift from the Huffman-Cornwell Foundation will be a huge benefit to our children and families and help our children be successful in school!