All South Carolinians ages 16 and older are eligible for vaccination *The criteria above are subject to change. Most up-to-date criteria can be found athttps://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine *DSS asks to be informed when youth 16 and older refuse vaccination. DSS in consultation with the youth’s parents, foster parents, and GAL will consider case-by-case whether to authorize vaccinationwhen youth 16 and older refuse vaccination.
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DSS efforts to strengthen families were highlighted in a recent article by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The piece focused on DSS and other stakeholders’ work to build up our capacity for prevention. That’s done by providing earlier support and services to build family strength and avoid the need for involvement from the child protection system.
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GOALL and SC NYTD Youth Voice, the two state youth advisory groups, are recruiting youth leaders to advocate for youth in foster care! Please encourage the youth in your care to consider serving on one of these two leadership groups. Go to the link below for more information and applications. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Sara Underwood.