We are pleased to announce a training series designed for school professionals to aid in the return to the school setting. The training will be held online from August 10-14, 2020, for one hour each day. The training will incorporate many of the principals and objectives found in the new Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) certificate program at USD.

A special thank you to the SD Department of Education for their support through the Project Aware grant. The training is free to all attendees and continuing education units will be available.

Supporting South Dakota Children’s Return to School

The USD Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) certificate program and the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) are pleased to offer a FREE  5-hour CAASt webinar series to support the work of school staff seeking to create trauma-informed school settings. The webinar will use CAASt competencies to provide school personnel with applicable knowledge for working in multidisciplinary teams within the school. As a result, the CAASt webinar series will increase the universal knowledge, training, and competencies of school personnel and discuss perceived barriers to implementing COVID-19 responsive and trauma-informed care among school staff. The webinar will begin at 12 PM CT each day.

Looking for more information about the CAASt webinar series?

To register in advance for the CAASt webinar series, please visit:

https://usd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdeygqj0oGN2KJL50vqi7KImjE7ZhXFS3

Training Topics:

  1. Child Abuse & Neglect in South Dakota (August 10, 2020)
  2. Child Development and Stress (August 11, 2020)
  3. A Framework for Safe and Successful School (August 12, 2020)
  4. Trauma Informed Classrooms (August 13, 2020)
  5. School Leaders’ Response in Trauma Informed Environments (August 14, 2020)

The following professionals will facilitate the training:

 

Dr. Kelly Bass, DSW, LCSW-PIP, ACS

University of South Dakota, MSW Program Director

Dr. Shana Cerny, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

University of South Dakota, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Kari Oyen, PhD, LP, NCSP

University of South Dakota, Assistant Professor of School Psychology in Education

Carrie Sanderson, JD, MPA

University of South Dakota, Director for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

 

To register in advance for the CAASt webinar series, please visit:

https://usd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdeygqj0oGN2KJL50vqi7KImjE7ZhXFS3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar series.

For any additional questions, please contact the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment at [email protected]. Thank you!