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Ignite 2020 - Annual Conference

Established in 1986, the Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) is a not-for-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt statewide membership organization based in Columbia, South Carolina. PAFCAF’s members are private, South Carolina licensed agencies that offer a wide continuum of services to children and families in need, including preventive services, behavioral health and family services, foster care, residential care, special education, adoption services. Children served by these agencies include those who have been neglected or abused, those who have behavioral needs, those who are medically fragile, or have other physical and mental disabilities.

PAFCAF’s Annual Conference is the premier educational and networking meeting for South Carolina’s child welfare/ well-being sector each year. Those attending can network with colleagues, learn about best practices, innovations, skills and technologies, as well learn about transformation in the field of child and family services in order to enhance service provision to recipients



2:00PM - 3:15PM ,Wednesday, February 26

Windsor Ballroom

Charles Barnett Address - General Session

Speaker, James Campbell, Family Excellence Institute, LLC, Morehouse School of Medicine/ NCPC/ SATTC

James Campbell, this year’s keynote for the Charles D. Barnett Address is a nationally recognized author, consultant and speaker. James Campbell has been working professionally in the human services field for over twenty-five years.  James will present IGNITE! Using Your Passion and Purpose to Make a Difference. Most individuals who enter the helping professions do so out of a sincere passion for helping others. Over time; however, the fire with which many people begin their careers can begin to wane.

This session will provide a brief overview of many factors that often contribute to compassion fatigue and burnout. Specific emphasis will be given to practical ways to build resiliency, manage change, and navigate stress effectively as well as how to align passion and purpose to make a significant impact in our lives as well as the lives of those we serve.


9:00AM - 10:15AM - Session Two, Thursday, February 27

Trauma Informed Care - Clinical

Speaker: James Campbell, LPC, LAC, MAC, CACII, Family Excellence Institute

The correlation between trauma and mental health would be difficult to overstate. Unfortunately, for many placed in residential and foster services it is often an all too common reality as well. Trauma-Informed Care is a means of insuring we “do no harm” in working with those who have been wounded while demonstrating what is effective in working with them. The neurobiology of trauma as well as creating a culture of trauma-informed care is emphasized.



Starts: Feb. 26, 2020 8:00 am
Ends: Feb. 28, 2020 5:00 pm
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