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Training and Resources Offered by SC-SIC Partner Agencies

The trainings and resources on this page are provided and coordinated by partnership agencies of the SC-SIC. To schedule training or obtain resources, individuals should contact directly the appropriate agency’s designee as listed below.

Abuse Prevention

Stewards of Children
The Stewards of Children program is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. This program was named the National Crime Prevention Council's Crime Prevention Program of the Year in 2007.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Parents - Community Members - Teachers - Business Partners - School Administrators - Volunteers
Fee for Training
The Stewards of Children training is free.  Donations are accepted. Available in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Sumter counties.
Duration of Training
3 hours
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
7 - 25
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
DVD Player


Good-Touch/Bad-Touch
GT/BT is a body safety program, which teaches elementary school children a comfortable way to talk about a very sensitive problem. Unfortunately, one out of four girls and one out of six boys are sexually abused in our country by the time they turn 18 years old. Informing children of the following concepts helps to lessen their vulnerability to abuse:

  • Touch can be good, bad, or confusing.
  • Children are special and have the right to know all the body safety rules.
  • Children can say NO! to touches they don’t like.
  • Children can tell a trusted adult if they ever have a problem with sexual abuse, bullying or other confusing touches.
  • Abuse is NEVER the child’s fault.

This program also deals with bullying. A carefully trained facilitator from STSM offers three age-appropriate sessions to students that include songs, stories, videos, and role play activities. We also send home materials so that families can continue the lessons at home and reinforce them according to their own family culture and values. This program is offered to schools and organizations in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Sumter Counties only.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Students 
Fee for Training
None- Donations are accepted
Duration of Training
Depends on age group. Can vary from 30 minutes to an hour.
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
10 - 30
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 


Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
The MVP Program was founded in 1993 at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society in Boston, MA. This model works with youth in the middle and high school years to focus on creative "bystander" approaches to preventing gender violence and bullying. The MVP model has been implemented in a variety of academic, community, and other educational settings across the United States and is effective in working with varied and diverse populations. MVP is facilitated in a mixed-gender setting, with the boys and girls separating at various times throughout the sessions to work in boy-only and girl-only groups. The female-only group focuses on young women not as victims or potential targets of abuse, but as empowered bystanders and supportive friends. The male-only group focuses on young men not as perpetrators or potential perpetrators, but as empowered bystanders who can confront abusive peers. This program is offered to schools and organizations in Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Newberry Counties only. 

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Students
Fee for Training
None - Donations are accepted
Duration of Training
1 to 1-1/2  hours
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
Under 250 preferred
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org

Internet and Social Media Awareness

Internet Safety 101 and “Sexting”
Studies indicate that one in five youth experience a sexual solicitation online. More and more cases are coming forward of youth sending inappropriate pictures and private information across text messages or social media networks. This training teaches adults and parents how to apply key safety principals across all internet-enabled platforms used by children and youth. This program is offered to schools and organizations in Richland, Lexington, Sumter, and Newberry Counties only.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Parents - Community Members - Teachers - Business Partners - School Administrators - Volunteers - Other Adult Groups
Fee for Training
None - Donations are accepted
Duration of Training
1-1/2  to 2 hours
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
Under 50 preferred
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
PC/Laptop, Projector, DVD Player
Note: STSM can provide equipment if needed


Internet Safety Awareness
This presentation looks at popular Internet-related activities for children and teens, the associated risks, strategies to stay safe, and what parents can do to minimize risks. (PowerPoint presentation.)

Agency / Department
S.C. Office of the Attorney General/S.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Intended Audience
Students - Parents - Community Members – Teachers/Staff - School Administrators
Fee for Training
None
Duration of Training
45 -50 minutes for children and teens - 1 hour for adults
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
15
Contact / Trainer
Joe Ryan, Education Coordinator
Phone - 803-734-4098
Email - JRyan@scag.gov 
Equipment Requirements for Training
Projector, screen, and sound.  Presenter has the option of bringing equipment (with the exception of a screen) if it is not available on site.
Available Resources
Brochure: "Internet Safety for Children and Teens”
Intended Audience: Children, Teens, Adults
Fee for Resource: Free
Book: “Net Cetera: Chatting with Your Kids About Being Online”
Intended Audience: Adults
Fee for Resource: Free
Pamphlet:  “Heads Up- Stop, Think, Click”
Intended Audience: Teens
Fee for Resource: Free

Violence and Popular Culture

Violence and Gender Stereotyping in Popular Culture
Gender Stereotypes and Media Influences and the Normalization of Sexual Harm
Popular culture is saturated with images of violence, especially sexual violence perpetrated on women and girls. This workshop explores stereotypes in society and how it may contribute to violence. Emphasis is put on discussions about the damaging effects the images of sexual harm in popular media have on society. This program is offered to schools and organizations in Richland, Lexington, and Newberry Counties only.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Parents - Community Members - Teachers - Business Partners - School Administrators - Volunteers - Other Adult Groups
Fee for Training
None - Donations accepted
Duration of Training
1-1/2 hours
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
Under 50 preferred
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
PC/Laptop, Projector, DVD Player
Note: STSM can provide equipment if needed


Youth Violence Prevention Program
Statistics show that from 1991-2003 more than half of all victims of rape in South Carolina were middle- and high school-aged youth. Dating violence is also a harsh reality that many youth face.  In response to these and other issues that youth face, STSM developed the YVPP. This program is for Middle and High School-aged Youth. Utilizing the principals of effective prevention programming, this 6 lesson curriculum covers a wide range of topics geared toward reducing risk and preventing violence. Trained facilitators use interactive activities, videos, songs, discussion, and lectures to teach youth about gender violence in the media, healthy boundary-setting and communication, on-line safety, dating violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. This program is offered to middle and high school-aged youth in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Sumter Counties only.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Students
Fee for Training
None - Donations accepted
Duration of Training
Six lessons, each lasting approximately 1 hour. Lessons can be adapted to shorter or longer sessions.
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
Under 30 preferred
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
PC/Laptop, Projector
Note: STSM can provide equipment if needed


Teen Dating/Domestic Violence Training
Research shows that physical or sexual abuse is a part of 1 in 3 high school relationships. And one in every four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. This training discusses healthy versus unhealthy relationships and serves as an overview of intimate partner violence and its effects on victims (adult and youth). The workshop introduces audience to early warning signs of abuse and ways to reduce risks in relationships, as well as increases understanding of what to do to prevent relationship violence and what to do in the event that someone you know is in an abusive relationship. This program is offered to schools and organizations in Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Sumter Counties only.

Agency / Department
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Community Education Program
Intended Audience
Parents - Community Members - Teachers - Business Partners - School Administrators - Volunteers - Other Adult Groups
Fee for Training
None - Donations accepted
Duration of Training
1 to 1-1/2 hours
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
Under 30 preferred
Contact / Trainer
Kayce Singletary, Community Education Director
Phone: 803-790-8208
Email: ced@stsm.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
PC/Laptop, Projector, DVD Player
Note: STSM can provide equipment if needed

Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program

Creating Healthier Learning Environments
Healthier Generation
This website includes free, downloadable, evidence-based resources for schools, parents and community stakeholders to help create healthier learning environments. Also included is the 6 Step Process that 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.

Agency / Department
Alliance for a Healthier Generation / Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program
Intended Audience
Parents - Community Members - Teachers - Students - School Administrators - Volunteers
Fee for Training
None
Duration of Training
N/A
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
N/A
Contact / Trainer
Phone: 803-787-2104
Website: Healthier Generation
Email: beth.barry@healthiergeneration.org 
Equipment Requirements for Training
PC/Laptop, Internet access

At-Risk Families

The Benefit Bank of South Carolina

The Benefit Bank of South Carolina (TBB-SC) uses technology and collaborations to improve the financial, health, and household stability of South Carolina families. TBB-SC is NOT a financial institution. We give people more access to a ‘bank’ of resources. We assist people in completing several different applications, for several different agencies - all in one place, all at one time and all during one interview.
 
No longer do people have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to them. TBB-SC connects people to resources through a web-based service in accessible places you likely already know and trust.

What type of applications? In one interview, clients can complete applications for:

  • Medicaid ( including the Children’s Health Insurance Program) (CHIP)
  • Low Income Subsidy (LIS) (Rx Assistance)
  • State and Federal taxes (refunds returned within 10 days or less)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Voter Registration
  • Lifeline (assistance with home phones)

We partner with agencies to ensure we are compliant with their rules and regulations. We even have a potential eligibility calculator, called Quick Check. After answering a few questions, clients know whether they might be eligible for a particular benefit.

Our volunteer counselors can help clients complete applications that are legible, thorough and accurate. We also provide follow-up instructions so that clients are prepared to work with the agencies. TBB-SC counselors can be found throughout South Carolina—virtually anywhere people work, live, pray or play.

In addition, individuals making $60,000 or less can file their state and federal taxes by themselves or with the assistance of a TBB-SC counselor. Our ‘self-serve’ option gives people the freedom to file their taxes (electronically or paper) on their own. Refunds are returned within ten days or less. No hidden fees.

Finances and Economics

Financial Fitness for Life
Provides a start-to-finish personal financial education that is comprehensive for students, teachers and parents.

Agency / Department
SC Economics
Intended Audience
Parents - Students - Teachers - School Administrators
Fee for Training
flexible
Duration of Training
2 - 6 hours
Contact / Trainer
Trainings are conducted by a local PhD Professor
Phone: 803-777-8676
Fax: 803-777-8328
Email: sccee@moore.sc.edu 
Equipment Requirements for Training
Projector

Underage Drinking Prevention

Power of Parents®
A 15 or 30 minute presentation that includes research-based parent handbooks to help parents talk with their high schoolers and middle schoolers about alcohol. 

Agency / Department
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 
South Carolina Office
Intended Audience
Parents - Teachers - School Administrators 
Fee for Training
None - Donations to the organization are accepted
Duration of Training
15 or 30 minutes
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
N/A
Contact / Trainer
Ashley Merrick, Program Specialist
Ashley.Merrick@madd.org 
803-748-7333
Equipment Requirements for Training
Screen, audio capability

Power of You(th)®
An interactive 45 minute presentation that encourages teens to take a stand and pledge to stay alcohol-free until 21 and to never get into a car with a drinking driver. Topics include how alcohol affects the developing teen brain, SC underage alcohol laws, and victim stories.

Agency / Department
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 
South Carolina Office
Intended Audience
Middle and high school students  
Fee for Training
None - Donations are accepted
Duration of Training
45 minutes
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
N/A
Contact / Trainer
Ashley Merrick, Program Specialist
Ashley.Merrick@madd.org 
803-748-7333
Equipment Requirements for Training
Screen, audio capability

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Interface© Training

The ACE Interface Training is designed to provide accurate and tailored information about childhood adversity and its impact across the lifespan. Taking a public health approach, ACE master trainers, who are certified to train through a two-day intensive workshop, educate diverse audiences on the ACEs study, the neuroscience of ACEs, epigenetics, and the importance of community resilience to prevent the impact of ACEs.

Trainers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise, bringing unique and timely perspectives to the importance of addressing ACEs in our schools, communities, organizations, and through effective policies. Training is hands-on and discussion is encouraged.

Agency / Department
Children's Trust of South Carolina
Children's Trust of SC - Adverse Childhood Experiences
Intended Audience
Parents - Teachers - School Administrators -- Community Members 
The ACE Interface Curriculum is flexible, and can be adapted to a wide variety of audiences.
Fee for Training
None - Donations to organization are accepted and modest travel stipend if needed.
Duration of Training
Varies based on needs of audience. Curriculum can be tailored for 45 minutes – all day training 
Minimum / Maximum Number of Attendees
15-150
Depends on the needs and goals of the audience
Contact / Trainer
Aditi Srivastav, MPH
ACE Coordinator
asrivastav@scchildren.org 
803-744-4062
Equipment Requirements for Training
Projector, screen, laptop, AV