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FFPSA will have a significant impact on child welfare in South Dakota. Understand the process for plan development and future impacts.

Presented by Ashley Schlichenmayer-Okroi, Program Specialist II, Child Protection Services, Department of Social Services
Community Response to Child Abuse Conference 2023

After working in the Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities focus area for a decade in both the private and public sectors in an array of roles including Quality Assurance Coordinator, Children’s Supports Manager, and Lead Investigator, Ashley joined the Division of Child Protection Services as the Family First Prevention Services Act Program Specialist and works also on Special Projects.

She has a BA from Northern State University in Community Services and is co-chair of the VistaCare Human Rights Committee in Pierre, SD. Ashley volunteers with the South Dakota Braille & Talking Book Library performing narration of books and publications.