Home » March 2024 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities & Resources
  • Invite: Ray of Hope
  • Register: 3rd Annual Legal Workshop
  • Conference: Call for Presenters Deadline April 1
  • Legislative Update
  • CIP March Registration
  • SANE Training Opportunities
  • CAASt K-12 Training Online

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Details and registration are coming soon. Save these dates and times for activities taking place during April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.

April 2: Wear Blue Day 2024

April 2: Ray of Hope Breakfast

April 4: Legal Workshop

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.

Ray of Hope Event

Featuring, “How to Protect Children from Abuse Online” documents the shocking proliferation and diversification of harms children have experienced online in the early 21st Century. It explains the immense challenges children, parents, law enforcement, prosecutors, and policymakers have encountered trying to ensure that children and youth are safe in the digital world. The presentation ends by highlighting what we are learning from both research and lived experience about what works and what doesn’t and outlines a path forward to ensure that children’s access to the online world does not end in tragedy.

Ray of Hope keynote will be presented by Warren Binford. Binford is an international children’s rights scholar and advocate whose work focuses on tackling some of the toughest challenges children face in the 21st century including child exploitation online and tech-facilitated child abuse. She frequently works in collaboration with children’s organizations, governments, nonprofits, and academics to build transnational, cross-disciplinary and solution-focused approaches to 21st century problems.

April 2, 2024
7:30am to 9:00am
Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls
Individual Tickets: $50 available at https://www.usdalumni.com/events/cpcm-2024

Crimes Against Children in the 21st Century

April 4, 2024
Old Lumber Company, Vermillion, SD
9am to 3pm

Free Registration at SDCPCM.com/LegalWorkshop

The 3nd Annual Legal Workshop is sponsored by the South Dakota Unified Judicial System Court Improvement Program. CPCM and the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law are partner organizations for the event. The workshop will feature:

Legal Issues in Tech-Facilitated Child Sex Abuse, Warren Binford

This session will discuss the complex legal issues implicated in child sex abuse that is facilitated by technologies, including child sex abuse material (CSAM), livestreaming, child sex trafficking, luring, grooming, and more. These types of crimes challenge law enforcement, prosecutors, behavioral health professionals, and, of course, victims, survivors, and their families.

Victim Representation in Tech-Facilitated Child Sex Abuse, A.R. Ascano

Victim representation of youth is challenging, more so without an understanding of the developmental, social, emotional, and psychological impact of crime on your client. This presentation addresses the youth perspectives on crimes with a technology component, as well as how to interact with youth victims of abuse and neglect.

Call for Presenters

Proposals are now being accepted for Community Response to Child Abuse Conference presenters.

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 1.

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

Legislative Update

CPCM’s legislative tracker and our full list of advocacy initiatives is available at https://sdcpcm.com/our-work/legislative-activity/

Court Improvement Program

The February CIP session, Family Violence is now available to view.

Join us on Wednesday, March 27 for Empowering Indigenous Students and Families Through Multi-Generational Professional Mentoring Support presented by Valeriah Big Eagle, Friends of the Children.

SANE Resources

Join us on March 13 for “How to Create and Update a CV” presented by Tracey Decker, SD Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

Join us on April 18 for SANE Pediatric Clinical Skills Lab at St. Mary’s Avera, Pierre.

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

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
4/16: 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.