Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment is developing sustainable solutions to reduce all forms of child maltreatment in South Dakota, beginning with child sexual abuse.

Child maltreatment prevention and response is a complex issue. Responsibility for prevention efforts and corresponding promotion of child wellbeing is shared across multiple agencies and programs in the child welfare system. CPCM brings unity to the work. The three pillars of our work are:

  • Know: Building knowledge of best practices, data, and research.
  • Respond: Fostering multidisciplinary response and intervention.
  • Prevent: Uniting South Dakotans in prevention efforts by creating trauma-informed communities.
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April 2, 2024
7:30am to 9:00am
Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls
Individual Tickets: $50


How to Protect Children from Abuse Online

“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.

Presented by Warren Binford

Warren 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. She has published almost 100 works, given approximately 300 lectures worldwide, and received approximately 50 awards and distinctions for her work. Her media interviews have been featured in the New York Times, BBC, NPR, USA Today, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and many other outlets. Professor Binford is the inaugural W.H. Lea Endowed Chair for Justice in Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Colorado where she is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and a Professor of Law (by courtesy). She has a B.A. in Literature and Psychology, summa cum laude with distinction, and an Ed.M. in Early Childhood from Boston University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. A former foster parent and inner-city teacher, she spends her free time with her husband and children horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, and occasionally, climbing mountains.

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