Brookings County asked to pledge resilience

BROOKINGS, SD – A coalition concerned with the health and safety of children is asking local entities and individuals to sign a pledge to help create a resilient community in Brookings County. The coalition, made up of representatives from multiple sectors including healthcare, behavioral health, government, nonprofits, education and businesses, has worked for nearly two…

Prevention language included in Media Guide

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment has developed a media guide that includes basic information about CPCM and its programs. “Know, respond, prevent are the three pillars of the CPCM purpose to prevent and eliminate child sexual abuse and all forms of maltreatment,” Director Carrie Sanderson said. “By developing and distributing this guide…

Week 6 Legislative Update

CPCM has released its legislative update for Week 6. Lawmakers will work through Crossover Day on Feb. 25, the last day to move bills from the House of origin. Several bills being watched by CPCM have hearings this week in preparation for the 25th. Lawmakers typically spend long hours dealing with the remaining bills. CPCM-Legislative-Update_2.19.21

CPCM releases 2.16.21 Legislative Update

CPCM has updated its weekly list of legislative activity. Several bills have hearings on 2.17 and 2.18. The bill to add dental hygienists to a list of professionals who are required by law to report child maltreatment passed the House last week but was challenged by lawmakers who want to limit, or remove, government mandates.…

Teen Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Please join us in promoting February as National Teen Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault has released a series of training resources available in February. From the Network: Kindness, emotional support, equality… dating should be fun, but for many teens relationships include threats, jealousy, and controlling behavior. Children…