CIP Training Series

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment and the South Dakota Unified Judicial System are hosting monthly Court Improvement Program (CIP) trainings for attorneys, judges, and other multidisciplinary professionals working with families involved in abuse and neglect cases. The goal of these trainings is to provide relevant and up-to-date information on the South Dakota…

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…

K-12 Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) Webinar Series

We are pleased to offer a continuing training series designed for school professionals to aid in creating a trauma-informed, resilient setting. The five-hour training will be held each fall and spring. The training incorporates many of the principals and objectives found in the new Child & Adult Advocacy Studies (CAASt) certificate program at USD. It…

Reporting Abuse

Report child abuse or neglect. Call 1.877.244.0864 DSS Intake Specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If reporting before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m., on the weekends or during a holiday, please contact local law enforcement. Always call 911 if a child is in immediate danger! In-Person Trainings  September…

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…

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…

Resilient Communities South Dakota

South Dakota children are facing child abuse and maltreatment at an alarming rate. Research shows us that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can disrupt development of an individual’s nervous system, which creates long term health and at-risk behavior linked consequences. There is hope as childhood maltreatment IS preventable and those who have experienced childhood maltreatment can…

SD ACEs & Resiliency Program

The curriculum includes information across three domains: Neuroscience, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience. Since January 2018, we have presented this information to over 7,000 South Dakotans statewide.

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…