Spring 2021

Dear Colleagues, 
First, let me express my sincere appreciation to each of you for all that you do. It is because of providers like you that we can work together to find better ways to give great care to families that need it. We are excited to report we’ve consented over 200 families, 197 providers, and we are in 32 clinics across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida.  
Our current situation with COVID- 19 is unprecedented, but we will continue to move forward and work together. We are here to support you as you continue to work from home or transition back into your offices. 
We want you to know that the SPARK team cares about you, your families, and the clients we serve. We are committed to building a strong, long-lasting relationship with your organization, well beyond the scope of this project. Feel free to reach out to our team for support. We will get through this together. 


Ken Ruggiero, PhD 

Booster Trainings Available 
Has it been a while since you’ve referred a client to SPARK? Would it be helpful to have a reminder on how to use the SPARK toolkit, how to record and upload session recordings, or how to use SPARK toolkit with a telehealth platform with your clients? We can help!  Our team is available for booster training sessions to answer all of your questions!  Talk to your site champion or contact us directly to schedule a virtual booster session for you and other providers. You can reach us at  
Hello, from Gabriela 

Gabriela has been a SPARK family interviewer for two years. She is a native of South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Psychology. Gabriela has been instrumental in providing support to our Spanish speaking families.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, and hanging out with her dog, Toby.  
Easy. Fun. Exciting
The SPARK team is here to support our providers from orientation, trainings, to receiving your study completion iPads. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the embedded infographic. We are here to guide you every step of the way through your “SPARK Provider Journey.” As an added bonus, your clinic will be eligible for several gift cards for referring families and completing the baseline survey. Join us for this Easy, Fun, and Exciting Journey!
Our mailing address is:

MUSC College of Nursing 
99 Jonathan Lucas St. MSC 160
Charleston, SC 2945


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