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Resources for SICs on Health and Safety

The following is a collection of national and state-wide resources that may be useful to SICs that are developing initiatives involving family or student health and safety. We will be adding to this page as we identify additional resources.  Please let us know if there is a resource that you would like to see us add.

Publications:

SIC Activities Resource Library, Vol. V, Health and Wellness (PDF)
This volume describes activities related to family and student health and wellness undertaken by Riley Award honorees over the last 15 years.

Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health (PDF) 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2012. This is an excellent guide with lots of suggestions on how SICs can integrate family engagement strategies into their schools' health initiatives. It can also be requested from the CDC by emailing email@cdc.gov, or ordered by phone at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Center for Ecoliteracy School Lunch Survey. This lesson plan, designed for students in grades 6-8, engages students in making their school lunches more healthful and less wasteful. Students use tools such as surveys and interviews to gather data and develop recommendations for change. The plan can be downloaded from the website listed above.

SC Farm to School Program, is housed on the SC Farm to Institution website, includes a number of resources for teachers including lesson plans for grades K-12 on nutrition and agriculture education. It also offers resources for school food service staff on topics such as how to conduct taste tests of healthy foods, health school recipes, and procuring locally grown produce.

State-wide Organizations:

While we don't have space to list all of the information, materials, trainings, and other services offered through these organizations, we encourage you to visit their websites to learn more.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Beth Barry, Program Manager, South Carolina (beth.barry@healthiergeneration.org)
803-787-2104

The Alliance provides free, downloadable, evidence-based resources for schools, parents and community stakeholders to help create healthier learning environments. Its offerings include the 6 Step Process which provides a systematic approach for implementing and monitoring of state and federal school health requirements and the opportunity for schools to receive national recognition awards.

Children's Trust of South Carolina
Phone: 803-733-5430

Children’s Trust of South Carolina is focused on the prevention of child abuse, neglect and injury. Its website contains a wealth of free information directed toward building strong families, keeping kids safe, and prevention learning. For specifics on hosting an ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) training for your school, see Trainings and Resources offered by SC-SIC Partner Agencies.

Federation of Families of SC
Shanequa Toomer (shanequa.toomer@fedfamsc.org)
803-772-5210

The Federation is a statewide non-profit organization that provides leadership in the area of children's mental health through education, awareness, support, and advocacy for families of children and youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. It provides information and trainings as well as other services such as Youth MOVE SC, which helps youth ages 12-25 to connect for peer support.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
SC Department of Education, Office of Health and Nutrition
Diane Gillie, Program Coordinator (dgillie@ed.sc.gov)
803-734-8193

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides schools with grants that are used to provide students with a variety of free fresh produce throughout the school day. The program also encourages family education and community partnerships as ways to improve health throughout communities. Applications are available through the SCDE website.

MADD South Carolina
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, South Carolina Office
Ashley Merrick, Program Specialist (ashley.merrick@madd.org)
Phone: 803-748-7333

MADD is dedicated to protecting families from drunk driving, drugged driving, and underage drinking consequences. Available resources include informational materials and programs/presentations for parents and teens. For specifics on hosting MADD trainings for families, students, and school professionals in SC, see Trainings and Resources offered by SC SIC Partner Agencies.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, South Carolina Chapter
Phone: 800-788-5131

NAMI's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals who live with mental illnesses and for their families by promoting the availability of effective services and resources, through education, support and advocacy. For specifics on hosting NAMI trainings for schools in SC, see Trainings and Resources offered by SC-SIC Partner Agencies.

On the Wagon
On the Wagon is an easy-to-use rehab center locator with advanced level search filtering. If you live in South Carolina and would like to find out more about your options for drug treatment, On the Wagon is the first step to overcoming a substance abuse problem with a range of addiction treatment programs available. You can find the help you need to conquer both the physical and psychological aspects of your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

ProjectKnow - Understanding Addiction
South Carolina Addiction Treatment Centers
If you're searching for knowledge about South Carolina addiction treatment services, Project Know is here to offer assistance. Our site offers the most complete national archive of drug abuse treatment facilities available anywhere online, and we can help guide you with discovering the knowledge and support you may require for rehab, detox and addiction therapy solutions.

SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Phone: 803-256-2900

SCCADVASA is a statewide coalition of organizations providing intervention services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and Primary Prevention programs to students and communities across the state. You can use the Coalition's website to find affiliated organizations in your area, many of which provide prevention services and education programs in their communities.

SC Safe Routes to School Program (SC Department of Transportation)
Phone: 855-4SC-SRTS

This program brings together parents, schools, and community leaders to encourage students, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school. SRTS activities and resources focus on improving walking and biking conditions around schools while building healthy habits and safety skills. Schools can apply for grants to fund a variety projects that support increased safety and convenience of children walking or biking to school.