The Medical Society of South Carolina is proud to support Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC), a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates with more than 30 partner agencies in the Charleston community to take action and deliver the critical services needed for the child and family experiencing child abuse. They also work to increase public awareness on the issue of child abuse.
Since 1991, DNLCC has helped more than 23,000 children and their families.
DNLCC provides an array of best-practice, no-cost services to children and their families when there is a concern for child abuse or trauma exposure. While they accept referrals from any location, they primarily serve Charleston and Berkeley counties. Their services include:
- Forensic Interviews
- Mental Health Assessments
- Medical Services
- Therapy Services
- Parental Assessments
- Multidisciplinary Case Coordination
In addition, DNLCC offers trainings and programs designed to strengthen the community response to child abuse or trauma, including:
- Child Abuse School Liaisons: Supports school personnel in identifying and appropriate reporting of suspected child abuse.
- MDT Cross Training: Helping teams from medical, legal, law enforcement, educators, social services, guardians ad litem, and mental health to take appropriate action as quickly as possible.
- Community Outreach: Training and awareness programs for professional and community groups in Charleston and Berkeley counties.
- Project BEST: A statewide collaborative effort to use innovative community-based dissemination, training, and implementation methods to deliver evidence-supported mental health treatments to every abused and traumatized child who needs them.
- Conferences: Sponsor annual conferences for child maltreatment professionals with an emphasis on furthering empirically-based, best practices among those who serve child abuse victims.
To become a volunteer or for more information, please visit the DNLCC website: