Home Visiting Summit 2014

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Home Visiting Summit on September 29, 2014.

Connect. Collaborate. Change.

Children’s Trust hosted a day-long summit to bring home-visiting professionals together to learn and collaborate on ways to build a stronger system for families in South Carolina. Home visiting professionals, child care workers, early childhood interventionists, program managers and administrators attended.

The summit emphasized the importance of integrating early childhood systems and home visiting. South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck and South Carolina Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter delivered keynote addresses.

Leading to Change President/CEO Eric Rowles, a nationally recognized trainer, speaker and consultant, headlined the morning plenary session, motivating and empowering attendees to think creatively and energetically about collaborative work. Attendees were offered additional learning opportunities during three concurrent breakout sessions.

Monday, Sept. 29
Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


This video gives an overview of the importance and impact of home visiting in South Carolina as shared by the perspectives of many who are closely involved with the program.


Check out these great photos from the summit

Home Visiting Summit 2014

Presentations from sessions


  • Birley Wright, Children’s Trust of South Carolina

  • Rosemary L. Wilson, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

  • Nathan Hale, PhD, Melissa Strompolis, MA
  • Domestic-Violence-Pam-JacobsPam Jacobs, Pam Jacobs Consulting- PDF

  • Jane Witowski, MA, Help Me Grow South Carolina

  • Sally Baggett, Georgia Deal, Mary Allison McCaskill, Carolina Health Centers, Inc.

  • Candice A. Lively, J.D., U.S.C. School of Law, Children’s Law Center

  • Forrest L. Alton, South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

  • Kerrie L. Schnake, South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care

  • Maria Martin and Julie Smithwick, PASOs


  • Mary Reaves and Cara Senterfeit, Beginnings South Carolina
    Christy Sears, Family Connection South Carolina

Thank you to all the Exhibitors


For more information

Cathy Ramage
803-744-4027
cramage@scchildren.org