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June 2024 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Fatherhood Training Series Begins 6/12
  • Conference Save the Date
  • End Online Child Abuse
  • eSANE Training Series
  • CIP June Registration
  • SANE Training Opportunities
  • WIC CIAO Learning Opportunities

Training Series to Focus on Role of Fathers

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, through support from SD Department of Health will present a limited training series on fatherhood. Online, one-hour training sessions will begin on June 12 with six sessions provided on a weekly basis through July 17.

“CPCM is honored to highlight the important role of fathers through this training series,” said Chrissie Young, CPCM Director. “This series is designed to cover topics for a wide range of service providers, decision-makers, and community members.”

The series will be held exclusively online, allowing anyone from across the state to access these valuable training sessions. Topics will include impact of involved fathers, co-parenting techniques and strategies, father involvement in maternal and infant health, family resilience, diversity of fatherhood experiences across cultures, and impact of policies on father engagement.

“These sessions will be provided by regional and national experts on fatherhood,” Young stated. “We are thankful to South Dakota Department of Health for their support of this learning opportunity.”

The training series includes:

  • June 12: Introduction to Fatherhood & Family Dynamics presented by J. Michael Hall, Strong Fathers Strong Families
  • June 19: Co-Parenting presented by Dr. Brad Sachs, The Father Center
  • June 26: Paternal Inclusion: Benefits to Maternal & Infant Health presented by Joel Austin, Daddy University
  • July 3: Fatherhood and Family Resilience presented by D. L. Pos Ryant, Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization
  • July 10: Cultural Competency and Diversity in Fatherhood presented by Jillian Baker, The Center for Parent and Teen Communication
  • July 17: Policy and Structural Factors for Support Fathers presented by Dan Wuori, Early Childhood Policy Solutions

For additional information and learning opportunities through Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, visit SDCPCM.com.

October 3-4, 2024 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

Mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference: October 3-4 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

The Community Response to Child Abuse Conference is a gathering of more than 500 multidisciplinary team members and interdisciplinary professionals from across South Dakota and the region. National and local experts provide information on best practices that will help professionals and the public better understand child abuse and strengthen response efforts.

Sponsorship Opportunities: support the effort to end child maltreatment as a conference sponsor.

Exhibitor Opportunities: share your organization’s services and resources with 500+ conference attendees.

End Online Child Abuse

CPCM is developing sustainable solutions to reduce all forms of child maltreatment in South Dakota, beginning with child sexual abuse. We’re compiling information and resources at SDCPCM.com to raise awareness of the importance of online child safety.

Enough Abuse is a citizen education and community mobilization initiative working to prevent child sexual abuse in our homes, schools, youth organizations and communities. Enough Abuse is CPCM’s adopted training curriculum on child sexual abuse. Their site includes a variety of information and resources for parents and service providers on online child sexual abuse.

eSANE Training Series Continues

Thank you to attendees of the first in our ongoing eSANE training series. This series is intended to inform medical care providers and other professionals who provide care and support to sexual assault victims. Upcoming training dates:

  • June 18: Normal is Normal: Effective Use of Medical Evidence in the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases presented by Kathleen Nolan, Senior Attorney with Zero Abuse Project
  • June 18: Where the Boys Are: Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of CSA When the Victim is Male presented by Victor Vieth, Chief Program Officer of Education & Research with Zero Abuse Project
  • June 28: History of the Movement to End Gender and Race-Based Violence: Moving Beyond Crisis to Healing presented by Christina Love, Indigenous Storyteller, Survivor, Multi-Level Advocate
  • July 12: Understanding the Nexus of Violence and the Science of Addiction presented by Christina Love, Indigenous Storyteller, Survivor, Multi-Level Advocate
  • July 17: Domestic Abuse & Civil Legal Considerations presented by Tracey Decker, JD & Krista Heeren-Graber, BSW, MS, LBSW, SD Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • July 24: Victims’ Rights 101 for Medical Personnel presented by Amy Liu and Rebecca Khalil, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • July 25: The Impact of Clients with Different Immigration Statuses Access to Services Available presented by Taneeza Islam, SD Voices for Peace
  • July 31: Victims of Violence with Disabilities presented by Aimee Deliramich, Ph.D. and Nikki Eining, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP from USD Center for Disabilities
  • August 7: Protecting Survivors’ Privacy and Other Rights in Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration presented by Amy Liu and Rebecca Khalil, National Crime Victim Law Institute
  • August 14-15: Strangulation: The Last Warning Shot presented by Gael Strack and Joe Bianco, Alliance for HOPE International
  • August 27: Why a Victim’s Immigration Status Matters: Getting Onto a Path to a Lawful Work Permit and US Citizenship presented by Taneeza Islam, SD Voices for Peace
  • August 27: Cultural Awareness – Relating to Norms by Laura Smith-Hill and Valeria Wicker, LSS
  • August 28: Hidden in Plain Sight – Strangulation, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Gender-Based Violence presented by Rachel Ramirez, The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • September 11: Working with Interpreters by Laura Smith-Hill and Valeria Wicker, LSS
  • September 17: An Update on HIV Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Nurse Examiners presented by Dr. Oni Blackstock, Health Justice
  • September 18: Culturally Responsive Services for AAPI Survivors of Violence presented by Sarah Khan, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • September 25: Culturally Competent Outreach and Engagement by Laura Smith-Hill and Valeria Wicker, LSS
  • September 26: Trauma Informed Care for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth presented by Dr. Dana Kaplan, Department of Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital and Dr. Natasha Jouk, Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center/Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn

Additional training dates and topics will continue to be added to the series. Registration is required for each individual session. See the full training calendar at https://sdcpcm.com/news/calendar/. This training series is hosted by CPCM under Grant No. 2019-MU-GX-K014, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Court Improvement Program

The May CIP session, Human Trafficking 101, recording is now available.

Join us on Wednesday, June 26 for 2024 Legislative Session Recap presented by Senator Helene Duhamel, CPCM Advisory Board Member and Chrissie Young, Director, CPCM.

SANE Resources

The Human Trafficking and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons in South Dakota supplemental training session recording is now available to view online.

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

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
7/11: Poverty Simulation in Sioux Falls

Cultural Competency Series In-Person Sessions Begin June 13

Service providers working with families with young children in the Sioux Falls-area are invited by CPCM and LSS to a free in-person training series. This training series will be held at The Coliseum, 515 N Main Ave in Sioux Falls on Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch or lunch will be available onsite for purchase.

  • June 13: Cultural Awareness – Relating to Norms
  • June 27: Cultural Awareness – Understanding Values
  • July 25: Refugee Resettlement 101
  • August 8: Diversity Panel Interview
  • August 22: Cross-Cultural Communication
  • September 12: Working with Interpreters
  • September 26: Culturally Competent Outreach and Engagement

Registration: https://sdcpcm.com/events/cultural-competency-series/

Upcoming WIC CIAO Project Outreach Events

WIC Outreach will be available at the several community events in the Sioux Falls-area this summer. WIC Outreach will be just one of several different resources available at these events:

  • June 8: Festival of Cultures (WIC CIAO is proud to sponsor the Global Village)
  • June 20: Granite Valley Park Block Party
  • July 11: Meldrum Park Block Party
  • August 6: Emerson Park Block Party
  • August 15: Hayward Park Block Party