Join South Dakota’s fight to end child maltreatment. With in-person and on-demand registration options, anyone can be a part of the Community Response to Child Abuse Conference.
Dynamic conference keynotes include:
Conference Scholarships Available for Educators
The Department of Education is providing 200 scholarships for K-12 educators from accredited public and private schools to attend free of charge. These scholarships are available for the in-person conference and the on-demand post-conference option with both ticket options eligible to receive continuing education contact hours. In addition, those joining us in person are also eligible for state rate travel reimbursement. Conference scholarships can be requested by completing this form. Within 10 business days of completing the form, the individual will be sent a special link to register for free. Questions? Contact Stephanie Cronin at DOE, (605) 773-4693.
Ensuring a strong start for children can reduce vulnerabilities and increase opportunities for health and success across the lifespan. The SD-ECCS panel discussion series features content experts in six core areas that impact children.
Sessions 1-4 are now available to view online. Join us for session 5:
Thursday, September 15
12:00pm to 1:30pm (CST)
Zoom hosted webinar
Session 5 Dental panelists include:
- Carissa Regnerus, RDH MA, Lead Clinical Director, University of South Dakota, Department of Dental Hygiene
- Connie Halverson, Vice President, Delta Dental of South Dakota, Public Benefit
- John Zimmer, DDS, Pediatric Dentist, Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service
- Michelle Scholtz, DDS, Chief Dental Officer, Prairie Winds Dental
SD ECCS Strategic Planning is scheduled for October 5 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Registration is required: https://tally.so/r/wLZa91
We want to hear from parents, grandparents, foster parents, or other adults raising infants or toddlers up to 3 years-old to understand how South Dakota families access various supports and services. The online survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept anonymous.
Please also share with other parenting adults of children up to 3 years-old.
Two training options are available:
Adult/Adolescent Skills Lab: Learn more
- Provides clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.
- October 18-19
Understanding the Role of SANE Courtroom Testimony: Learn more
- For SANEs, attorneys, multidisciplinary team partners, and students
- Fridays October 14, 21, and 28 and Friday, November 4
CPCM Activity Highlights
On August 22, Indigenous leaders from across South Dakota met in Pierre to discuss a curriculum addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) titled ACE Interface. The goal of this discussion was to identify ways to ground this curriculum within Lakota and Dakota ways of knowing and being. The conversation was led by Yakuzan “Annie” Loyd, and the meeting was hosted by the Children’s Home Society of South Dakota and the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM).
Front row (from left to right): Arlana Bettelyoun (Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center), Yakuzan “Annie” Loyd (Recovery of South Dakota), and Cecelia Fire Thunder (community leader/private consulting). Back row (from left to right): Kathy LaPlante (USD Social Work), Bridget Williams (Red Horse Healing), Melissa Huff (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Youth Lodge), Shainna Cook (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Youth Department), Edwina Brown Bull – virtual (Little Wound School & Project Aware), Tatewin Means (Thunder Valley CDC), Sadie In the Woods (Little Wound School & Project Aware), Teresa Nieto (Bureau of Indian Affairs – Crow Creek Agency), Damon Leader Charge (USD Sanford School of Medicine). Attendees not pictured: Rick Two Dogs (community/spiritual leader) and Mark Vargo (Attorney General of South Dakota). Meeting hosts: Yakuzan “Annie” Loyd (Recovery of South Dakota), Tifanie Petro (Children’s Home Society), Cassie Nagel (Children’s Home Society), and Tracey McMahon (USD CPCM)