The Parenting Place/ Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County
To promote positive parenting and child health and development, thereby preventing child abuse and other poor childhood outcomes, and to stabilize the lives of the victims through support and services.
Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County is a non-profit organization that has been serving Pickens County since 1991. We are affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina and Prevent Child Abuse America. Our physical location is The Parenting Place in Easley, SC.
Over 30,000 children are affected by child abuse and neglect in South Carolina each year. We are here to provide research proven services that are reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
Our programs go beyond child abuse prevention and also help with: promoting positive parenting practices and enhancing parent's confidence, ensuring school readiness, improving family health by reducing stress and isolation, increasing self-sufficiency, educating young mothers and the community.
Our hope is to stop child abuse before it ever starts. An abused child is more likely to have lower self-esteem, commit a crime, to fail a grade, abuse drugs and alcohol and abuse and neglect their own children.