This is the annual CAC membership meeting of the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers. Lunch will be served during the meeting for those that select a lunch option during registration. The meeting will be held at the SCNCAC offices located at the address below. You may use the interactive map for driving directions to the meeting. Use the link to the left to register for the meeting and training
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Annual meeting business will be conducted at the start of the meeting and at the conclusion of business we will have the below presentation for meeting attendees.Chaplains & CACs: Effective Collaborations to Address the Spiritual Impact of Abuse:
Dozens of studies have found that abused and neglected children are spiritually impacted and that addressing these spiritual injuries can have a profound impact on the medical and mental health of a child. In 2013, GNCPTC proposed that CACs consider incorporating a chaplain into CAC or MDT responses to child abuse. The Julie Valentine Center in Greenville, South Carolina is the first CAC to hire a chaplain as a victim assistance specialist. This workshop will address the research that supports this work, how a CAC can incorporate a chaplaincy program, and lessons learned from JVC's first two years of implementation.
Carrie Walker Nettles earned a BA in Sociology from Clemson University and an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Carrie has worked with the children's ministries of five different churches and as a child advocate with the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston, SC. Carrie has traveled to General Theological Seminary to study with Jerome Berryman, specifically working on a theology of the child and the spirituality of the child. Two years ago, Carrie returned upstate to complete a residency with the Spiritual Care department at Greenville Memorial Hospital where she worked across all units encountering various stages of trauma and recovery, specifically assigned to the pediatric psychiatric facility and children's hospital. Carrie is a candidate for endorsement with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and has entered the board certification process. She is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and the Pediatric Chaplains Network. In January of 2017, Carrie became the first staff chaplain serving a Child Advocacy Center.
Meeting attendees must park in the parking lot at the Whaley House which is located at 1527 Gervais Street. The parking lot is behind the Whaley House and accessible from Pickens street. It is a very short walk (less than a block) to the SCNCAC Pickens Street address. You will need a parking pass which will be provided in your confirmation email.
1300 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201