Family Solutions/SCORH provides multi-level intervention for case management services to pregnant and postpartum women and their infants for two postpartum years in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Hampton and Orangeburg counties. These services include risk screenings, group education sessions, one-on-one counseling and support, and available resources within the community. Family Solutions/SCORH continuously addresses the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, providing counseling assistance and various services designed to help each woman have a positive birth outcome and prevent pregnancies for at least two postpartum years.
Childbirth & Breastfeeding Classes
Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes are held monthly for women who are in their third trimester. Childbirth classes are tailored to the delivery and postpartum aspects of birth by a trained Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE). Breastfeeding classes provide breastfeeding education by a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Childbirth and Breastfeeding class topics include safe sleeping for infants (Back to Sleep), newborn care, car seat safety, signs and symptoms of preterm labor, postpartum check-ups, latch (nursing) positions, benefits of breastfeeding and mother/baby bonding.
Reproductive Life Course Groups
Reproductive Life Course groups are facilitated group sessions provided to program and community participants and their partners each quarter. Participants learn and receive support from one another through actively participating in group discussions on various health and interconceptional care topics. Educational sessions are provided on topics such as nutrition, fetal growth and development, prenatal care, STIs, SIDS, pregnancy spacing, job training, careers, improving self-esteem, and family planning. These sessions are facilitated by Family Solutions/SCORH Client Navigators (CNs), nurses, and Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW).
Family Solutions/SCORH’s “Tomorrow’s Scholars” Leadership Program assists selected program participants in making positive life changes around their physical and mental health, and career development. Scholar participants receive information on topics such as building positive relationships, the importance of goal setting, interviewing techniques, how to dress for success, and effective communication skills. Participants are provided the opportunity to empower themselves, build their future and gain the foundation and support to return to school or college to complete their education and/or obtain employment. Program participants also become ambassadors for the Family Solutions/SCORH programs.
A new study has found that expectant mothers who receive home visits from trained Client Navigators (CNs) and Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and nurses have a lower risk of delivering a low birth weight baby than other mothers in similar situations. Family Solutions/SCORH outreach efforts include monthly individual sessions on prenatal, maternal and infant care. During these visits, Client Navigators and/or nurses discuss various topics such as second-hand smoke (smoking cessation), the importance of the infant’s and mother’s medical home, stress management, physical activity and personal well-being for the future.
Social Work Services
Social Work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of an individual, group, or community. Our Social Work team has several years of experience providing professional and knowledgeable services to rural populations. Licensed Master Social Workers and bachelor’s-level social workers within our program collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that quality services are provided.
Individual and/or Group Counseling
Referrals to Community Resources
Milestone Play Dates
Learning activities and milestone play dates are provided to support parent/child interaction, along with monitoring and screening for appropriate stages of development. Family Solutions/SCORH offers a series of interactive sessions that help enhance and develop gross-motor, fine-motor, problem-solving, social, and communication skills of an infant, while creating a bond between mother and baby.
Fatherhood Initiative Program
Family Solutions/SCORH’s “Opportunity Knocks” Fatherhood Initiative Program is designed to promote responsible fatherhood and healthy relationships in the rural area of Orangeburg and Bamberg counties. Male participants obtain key information and problem-solving skills to help become healthy, productive and responsible men.
Family Solutions/SCORH is a community-based program designed to eliminate disparities in infant deaths and improve the health of African-American women and infants.
Social Work Services
Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes
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1031 Middleton St.
Orangeburg, SC 29118
888.581.0319 Toll Free