21st Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference

Hybrid Conference: In-person and Virtual September 29 and 30 – Optional Pre-Conference Wednesday AM

This two-day hybrid conference provides opportunities for continuing education, networking, learning, and collaboration for those who work to prevent and respond to child maltreatment and trauma.

Programs & Development for Children in SD

Whether we’re training mandatory reporters, helping victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system or providing data analysis assistance to state agencies, we’re committed to stopping the cycle of child abuse.

More than 4,000 South Dakotan children from all socio-economic and race groups experience sexual abuse every year.

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment focuses on delivering education, outreach and research geared toward eliminating child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Dakota.

Report child abuse or neglect.

Call 1.877.244.0864

DSS Intake Specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If reporting before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m., on the weekends or during a holiday, please contact local law enforcement.
Always call 911 if a child is in immediate danger!