Southmountain staff strengthens its' service with superior training

Posted by: swright 1 year, 4 months ago

One of the goals of Southmountain Children and Family Services is to provide evidence-based treatment for children and families to help them heal from the trauma caused by abuse, neglect, family/community violence, or other traumatic loss. It is important that the treatment we provide is “evidence-based”, meaning that research has been done to demonstrate that the treatment will produce the desired outcome. In order to accomplish this, the staff from the Center of Excellence, the Children’s Advocacy Centers and the Foster Community must receive on-going training in treatment models so we can provide best practices treatment for children and families.

Silver Fork Winery to Host Southmountain Capital Improvement Fundraiser

Posted by: swright 1 year, 5 months ago

Won't you join us for a great cause?  Silver Fork Winery will be hosting a capital improvement fundraiser for Southmountain Children and Family Services on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.   $50 cost per person includes two adult beverages, heavy appetizers, and live music.   The Pavilion at Silver Fork Winery is located at 5000 Patton Road, Morganton, NC 28655.   Contact the agency at 828-584-1105 or email [email protected] to obtain tickets.   Come have a fun time, provide hope, and build opportunity for children and families to successfully accomplish and fulfill their dreams!

Let’s Run the World!

Posted by: swright 1 year, 5 months ago

The 13th Runners Club is now in full swing in its 4th week at Southmountain Estates with a record number of participants.  This group, with 15 runners in all, includes children, foster parents, a therapist, and our support staff. This Runners Club will culminate in a 5k on March 10 to support a local Christian camp.

Staff Complete Internationally Recognized Forensic Interviewing Training

Posted by: swright 1 year, 5 months ago

Three staff members from Southmountain’s Children’s Advocacy Centers recently completed the Forensic Interviewing of Children Training sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC).  This is one of the premier trainings that our staff attend.  During this five-day, interactive training held in Huntsville, Alabama, participants learn the internationally-recognized NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure.  This interview structure is used by Forensic Interviewers at our Children’s Advocacy Centers in Burke, McDowell, Yancey/Mitchell and Watauga/Avery counties.  All Southmountain staff who conduct forensic interviews must complete Forensic Interview Trainings that are approved by the National Children's Alliance.

Southmountain Holiday Wheeled Escape

Posted by: swright in Community 1 year, 6 months ago