5 Steps to Strengthen Your Family

  Depending on their age, children have different abilities when it comes to listening and following directions. With this in mind, teaching children how to recognize and communicate their emotions…

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3 Valuable Lessons from SCDSS

We are in one of the biggest shifts in child welfare that the United States has ever known, especially in the State of South Carolina. Special guests South Carolina Department of Social…

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They Are Not “Out There”

Written by: Harris Murray There is a phrase that helps put into perspective my own whining, especially when it is, in all honesty, quite petty.  “Nothing to wear,” is one…

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Labels to Leaps

by Rev. Elliot M. Smith, President Have you ever had a label placed on you by others? As adults, we have the tools and emotional maturity to deal with such…

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Defying the Odds: A New Hope & A New Start

Graduation is bittersweet for seniors in our residential program. It’s a time of celebration and a time of anticipation, a time of reflection, and a time of change. And thanks…

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A Helping Hand Made All the Difference

The Building Families program provides families with an in-home service designed to equip parents and guardians with the tools they need to teach their children appropriate behaviors and improve their…

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Give the gift of courage!

Remember the joy and excitement of back-to-school shopping? Inhaling the smell of a fresh box of crayons. The pep in your step from a new backpack on your shoulders. The…

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A Bright Start

Last month we celebrated our 6th annual graduating class of Thornwell’s four-year-old kindergarten program (4K) – the Class of 2019! It was also the second graduating class of Thornwell’s three…

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Thornwell Life | 2019 Volume 2

This issue of Thornwell Life features stories from the annual 3K and 4K graduation, residential program seniors, and a Building Families success story. The newsletter also shares the hope of…

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