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April 2024 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities & Resources
  • End Online Child Abuse
  • Conference: Call for Presenters
  • CIP April Registration
  • SANE Training Opportunities
  • WIC CIAO Learning Opportunities
  • CAASt K-12 Training Online

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Visit SDCPCM.com/CAPM for events, learning opportunities raise awareness of child abuse prevention during the month of April.

April 24: Court Improvement Program training

Graphics and templates now available at SDCPCM.com/CAPM to raise awareness of child abuse prevention during the month of April.

End Online Child Abuse

CPCM was formed due to reporting from Jolene’s Law Task Force. Their final report, released in 2017, found that child sexual abuse was a serious issue in our state. We also know that our world has experienced many, big changes since 2017. For example:

  • Roblox, a popular online gaming platform, with 60% of users being 16 or younger had 48 million users in March 2017 and over 300 million users in May 2023.
  • TikTok, an online sharing platform was launched in 2018. Research last year found 62% of teens ages 13-17 use the platform.
  • In 2016 there was 83,967 CyberTips concerning child sexual exploitation forwarded to Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces nationally. By 2021, that number had increased to 371,515 CyberTips concerning child sexual exploitation.
  • Last year, SD Internet Crimes Against Children received 1,383 cybertips, conducted 643 investigations, and examined 189,207 gigabytes, resulting in 58 arrests.

CPCM is developing sustainable solutions to reduce all forms of child maltreatment in South Dakota, beginning with child sexual abuse. Online child sexual abuse IS child sexual abuse. To support the work of CPCM you can make a gift today through the USD Foundation.

  • A gift of $50 – creates an editable graphic for schools, churches and youth-serving organizations to share.
  • A gift of $100 – provides a family with a conversation guide for talking with children about online safety.
  • A gift of $500 – provides an online safety training session for the public.
  • A gift of $1,000 – supports a public awareness campaign about the importance of online safety.

Donate at https://www.usdalumni.com/cpcm

Call for Presenters – Final Call!

Here is your final opportunity to be considered as a presenter for the Community Response to Child Abuse Conference.

Share your expertise and best practices with multidisciplinary members from across the region. Help our state to build knowledge in ways to respond to and prevent child maltreatment. Submit your proposal or recommend other speakers by April 19.

Visit https://sdcpcm.com/news/conference/call-for-presenters/ to submit your proposal or learn more.

Court Improvement Program

The March CIP session, Empowering Indigenous Students and Families Through Multi-Generational Professional Mentoring Support, is now available to view.

Join us on Wednesday, April 24 for Child Custody, Safety, and the Impact on Children presented by Tracey Decker and Krista Hereen-Graber, The SD Network in partnership with SD State Bar Association.

SANE Resources

June 13-14: SANE Clinical Skills Lab at Western Dakota Tech’s Medical Simulation Center, Rapid City.

May 7: eSANE Training Session: The Impact of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma on the Two-Spirit and Native LGTBQ Community

August 20-21: SANE Clinical Skills Lab at Sanford Health, Aberdeen.

September 5: SANE Pediatric Clinical Skills Lab at St. Mary’s Avera, Pierre.

For complete SANE Learning Collaborative Resources, visit https://sdcpcm.com/our-work/sane/sane-resources/ (registration required to access complete SANE training library).

WIC CIAO Project Learning Opportunities

Service providers working with families with young children are invited by CPCM and training providers to free learning opportunities. Full session details and registration is available at SDCPCM.com/WIC

Poverty Simulation Experience | In-Person provided by SDSFEC
4/11: Poverty Simulation in Vermillion
5/2: Poverty Simulation in Sioux Falls

Cultural Competency Series Now Available On-Demand

Service providers working with families with young children in the Sioux Falls-area are invited by CPCM and LSS to request a free training series or session.

  • 1 hour sessions, ideal for staff meeting/training
  • Multiple topics to choose from
  • Flexibility to mix and match sessions, based on your organization’s needs
  • Sessions will include instruction and attendee participation through conversation.

Child & Adult Advocacy Studies K-12 Training

Now available to complete online!

This 5-hour training provides school personnel with knowledge for working in school multidisciplinary teams and discussion on the perceived barriers to implementing trauma-informed approaches. Training participants will increase knowledge of mandatory reporting, youth suicide prevention, multidisciplinary approaches, and trauma-informed interventions.

This training is a Department of Education-approved training for educators on youth suicide and prevention.

Complete online course.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Maltreatment

This online course allows progress at own pace and provides certificate of completion. Training covers community and professional responsibilities, impacts of ACEs on health and well-being, state child abuse/neglect and mandatory reporting statute, differences between civil and criminal cases, handling a disclosure, and value of multidisciplinary team response.

Complete online course.