BYOP Awards Grant for Foster Community

Posted by: swright 6 months ago

The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists, or BYOP recently awarded a grant to Southmountain Children and Family Services on behalf of the Foster Community.  The $1,000 grant will be used to purchase bicycles and roller skates for our children.  BYOP is made up of high school students who are focused on developing philanthropy skills as well as gaining a better understanding of the needs in Burke County.  This is the second grant that Southmountain has received from the BYOP and we are so grateful to these students for supporting our Foster Community!

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Posted by: swright 6 months, 1 week ago

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Southmountain Staff Present at Local Forum

Posted by: swright 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Five staff from Southmountain Children and Family Services contributed to the State of the Child/State of the Community Forum held in Boone, NC on April 17, 2018.  These staff gave three presentations including “Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Parents” by Dr. Holli Sink; a presentation entitled “PTSD and Caring for Traumatized Children” by Christina Holley and Robin Spicer; and “Response to Allegations of Child Abuse” presented by Selena Moretz and Stephanie Thomas.  The forum was designed to help community members address the need to prevent trauma and build resilience by hosting speakers and workshops.  Southmountain staff were part of over 60 presenters that led the forum; and it was a great success with over 300 people in attendance.