The Driving Sustainable Success in Child Welfare Podcast

The Driving Sustainable Success in Child Welfare Podcast

The Driving Sustainable Success in Child Welfare podcast is hosted by the Child Welfare Division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services. This is an intentional space for us to talk together, discover together, and grow together. If you have a passion for serving children and strengthening families, then you have come to the right place.


January 30, 2023 47 min

In this episode of the Driving Sustainable Success in Child Welfare Podcast we will explore what it means to do a quality assessment and how it can influence better work with and outcomes for children, youth, and families. Carissa Gainey, Director of the Office of Safety Management, joins us for this discussion and it is one you will not want to miss!


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In this second episode, we will be going deeper with one of our core practice skills of the GPS Practice Model – teaming. Deputy State Director of Child Welfare, and guest, Lauren Tinman, Director of the Office of Family and Community Services explore what a quality practice of teaming in Child Welfare means for the outcomes for children and families the Agency serves. They share what a Child and Family Team is, how it looks in pra...

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In our first episode, we will be exploring the foundation of practice within Child Welfare at SC Department of Social Services, the Guiding Principles and Standards (GPS) Practice Model. Deputy State Director of Child Welfare, Emily Medere, and guest, Josie Jones, County Director for Spartanburg County, do a deep dive into all things GPS -where did it come from, what does it mean, and how do we use it to improve our practices with ...

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