Mandatory Reporters

Mandated reporters are an essential part of the child protection system because they have an enhanced capacity, through their expertise and direct contact with children, to identify suspected child abuse and neglect.  Learn more about Mandatory Reporting on dss.sd.gov. Mandatory reporters are required by law to report child abuse, but anyone concerned about a child’s safety…

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REACH Team

Respond. Educate. Advocate. Counsel. Heal. The REACH team is South Dakota’s first regional multidisciplinary team (MDT), designed to help victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system. The REACH team is headquartered in Watertown and serves 13 surrounding counties. 2019 REACH Team Summary Multidisciplinary Approach The REACH project provides a team made up of…

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SD ACEs & Resiliency Program

Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities Presenters are ready to educate, empower and connect! Request Training Trainer Stipend Request Form Presenter Portal In January 2018, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota and the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment at USD brought a new curriculum to South Dakota co-authored by Ace Interface partners: Dr. Robert Anda, Co-Principal Investigator…

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SANE Program

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)Program Mission and Vision A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a Registered Nurse who has been specially trained to provide immediate, compassionate, and comprehensive care to sexual assault victims, including forensic collection of evidence. South Dakota, like much of the country, suffers from a lack of trained SANEs. The mission…

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Enough Abuse

Thirty-five individuals from across the state were trained in the Enough Abuse curriculum in May 2019.  These individual’s demonstrated a passion for educating others about keeping children safe and a willingness to train within their respective agencies, as well as provide training in other areas, communities, and businesses. If you are interested in scheduling or…

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No Hit Zone

The No Hit Zone program strives to advocate for safe and healthy environments for all people within a facility. It applies to corporal punishment, domestic abuse, sibling violence, interpersonal violence, and elder abuse. A No Hit Zone is an environment where: NO adult will hit a child. NO adult will hit another adult, NO child…

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