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April 2023 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Updated SDCPCM.com
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Learning Opportunities
  • Conference: Call for Presenters
  • Court Improvement Program April Training
  • SANE Opportunities

Visit the new SDCPCM.com

Our website has been updated! You’ll easily be able to find information about CPCM’s work, training opportunities, and events.

Growing a Better Tomorrow For All Children, Together

Join us in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Don’t Miss the Arc of Dreams Lit Blue

The last day of the Arc of Dreams lit blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month is Friday, April 7.

Learning Opportunities

We are opening access to three sessions from the 2022 Community Response to Child Abuse Conference at SDCPCM.com. Full access to all 19 sessions remains available by registration.

Trainings Available

Partner Opportunities

April Learning Series – Children’s Home Society

  • Enough Abuse series on April 4, 11, 18, and 25 – understand child sexual abuse, recognize the signs, and learn strategies for preventing. Online classes, registration required.

Brookings County Child Protection Team

Resilient Community Codington County

  • April 18: Codington Connects Day – join us at the Watertown Events Center for a day full of training, networking, and celebrating the designation of Codington County as our second Resilient Community in the state.

Alliance for Early Success

Early Childhood Enrichment – Sanford Health CHILD Services

  • April 22: Saturday Spectacular – three classes for childcare providers: Physical Abuse 101, Grooming 101, and Sexual Abuse 10. Hybrid classes at the Schroeder Auditorium and online. Registration is required by calling the Sanford Children’s CHILD Services at 605-312-8390 or 800-235-5923.

Children’s Home Society and SD Department of Social Services

  • April 27: South Dakota Adoption Conference – this online conference features Debbie B. Riley, LCMFT, the CEO and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Support and Education

Conference: Call for Presenters

Mark your calendar for the 23rd Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference: October 5-6 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Get involved with this year’s event:

  • Call for Presenters: share your expertise and best practices with multidisciplinary members from across the region. Submit your proposal by April 30.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: support the effort to end child maltreatment as a conference sponsor.
  • Exhibitor Opportunities: share your organization’s services and resources to 500+ conference attendees.

Court Improvement Program

The April CIP Session will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at 12:00 pm CST. The session will feature Colleen Moran presenting Civil vs Criminal Child Abuse and Neglect Cases. Register now to attend and receive the session recording.

SANE Learning Opportunity

Examining the Intersection of Stalking, Trafficking, and the MMIW Crisis

Join us in May for this session that highlights Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Month. Presented by Tanya Grassel-Krietlow, SD Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Registration required for online training session.

NEAR/ACE Survey Invite

University of Montana School of Public and Community Health Sciences is working to understand what developmental adversity education looks like. Co-principal investigators, Drs. Krista Goldstine-Cole and Siwen Zhang Minero want to hear from people with different backgrounds and diverse developmental adversity learning experiences – from people who have just begun the journey to understand NEAR/ACE, to those who teach about the science and have transformed their relationships, work environments, higher education curriculum, state or federal policy, etc. They want to hear from people with a wide range of skills, professions, and ways of putting developmental adversity learning to work. The survey is anticipated to take 30-40 minutes to complete, and can be found here: https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Cy41XUM3x4YQXs

Administration for Children and Families Survey Invite

ACF is committed to improving the behavioral health (mental health and substance use) of children, youth, individuals, and families. The goal of this survey is to hear directly from parents, caregivers, and young people ages 13-24 to inform the development of several behavioral health-related activities and resources for young adults and families. Access the survey at bit.ly/ACFBHSurvey

CPCM Happenings

Thank you to everyone who attended the Ray of Hope event! The event featured keynote Terri Mielitz and the announcement of our upcoming designation of Codington County as a Resilient Community.

CPCM attended the signing of SB 70, which allows courtroom modifications for child witnesses.

Tracy Bird spoke with Lori Walsh on In the Moment about the importance of trauma-informed service in the legal and welfare professions, upcoming activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the recent signing of SB 70.