The CEUs for Alumni by Alumni series consists of engaging and informative presentations from College of Social Work alumni. All alumni are invited to attend and earn CEUs for free.
*Due to University of South Carolina COVID-19 protocals, all presentations will be virtual until further notice. You will receive a meeting link after registering using the form below.*
Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Presenter: Rachal Hatton, LMSW, MSW '09; 2Gen Coordinator, SC Early Childhood Advisory Council, South Carolina First Steps
Abstract: The 2Gen approach is a family-centered way of thinking about what is possible in our state. It seeks to align policy, services and programs within five key domains of health/well-being, early care and education, economic development, social capital, and higher education/employment pathways. From this perspective, strategic deployment of resources and system design with the inclusion of family voice connects supports for adults with those of children, and vice versa, to elevate the well being of whole families.
The SC Early Childhood Advisory Council has powerful initiatives underway that bridge a number of public child-serving agencies to advance outcomes. In this presentation, Rachal Hatton-Moore, South Carolina’s first state level 2Gen Coordinator housed at the ECAC, will describe the core components and values of the 2Gen approach, their alignment with social work, and detail statewide efforts with examples from other states.
- To understand the 2Gen approach to services.
- To understand the collaborative and integrative strategies that weave together systems, funding and policies.
- To understand examples of the 2Gen approach at work in South Carolina and examples from other states.
Presenter Bio: Rachal Hatton-Moore is the two-generation coordinator for South Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, which is housed within South Carolina First Steps. She previously served as executive director of the SC Respite Coalition. A Licensed Master Social Worker, Rachal brings to the role an extensive background in community health promotion, evidence-based parenting programs, and program management. She graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Social Work with her MSW in 2009.