CPCM Programs & Development

Whether we’re training mandatory reporters, working to connect multidisciplinary team members with resources, or providing data analysis assistance to state agencies, we’re committed to stopping the cycle of child abuse.


Mandatory Reporters
Start you mandatory reporter training online here. Mandatory reporters are required by law to report child abuse, but anyone concerned about a child’s safety and welfare is encouraged to report abuse and/or neglect.


Resilient Communities
The vision of Resilient Communities: South Dakota is to provide coalitions with the tools, support, and statewide resources so that they are better able to know about, respond to and prevent child maltreatment in their communities.


Data Initiative
The Data Initiative supports the development of a dashboard of available data sources for key indicators of children’s wellbeing and the publication of annual reports.


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

For Healthcare Professionals

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

The mission of the SANE Program is to coordinate the resources and provide support for healthcare professionals across the state in order to improve the access and delivery of services to all victims of sexual assault.

For Educators

Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) K-12 Training Series

The 5-hour CAASt training will provide school personnel with applicable knowledge for working in school multidisciplinary teams and will discuss perceived barriers to implementing trauma-informed approaches.

For Legal Professionals

Court Improvement Program (CIP) Training

Court Improvement Program (CIP) trainings for attorneys, judges, and other multidisciplinary professionals working with families involved in abuse and neglect cases.

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!