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September 2023 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Join Us Oct 5-6: Community Response to Child Abuse Conference
  • You’re Invited: Sept 13 WIC CIAO Announcement
  • Recognizing & Reporting Child Maltreatment Course Available
  • CIP October Registration
  • SANE Courtroom Testimony: Instruction for SANEs, Prosecutors, and Advocates
  • ACEs Training Opportunities
  • CPCM Happenings

Join Us October 5-6

Unto the Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse Within 30 Years
Presented by Victor Vieth of Zero Abuse Project, in this moving and hopeful address, conference attendees will learn the five obstacles that prevent us from ending child abuse and will learn about sweeping changes now taking place in the child protection system that will enable us to significantly reduce and perhaps eliminate child abuse over the course of the next three generations.

Familial Trafficking of Minor Males
Presented by Nathan Earl of Giantslayer, this keynote equips attendees with an understanding of prevalence and trending research, risk and vulnerabilities, indicators, tools for identification and community level strategic recommendations to implement evidence and survivor-informed strategies to prevent familial trafficking of boys, while empowering male youth who have been impacted.

Know Your Why
Presented by Mitchell Reed of Florence School District, a presentation on how to identify your why and ways to protect it. We are in a world where people constantly judge and attack our purpose and it burns us out. Through humor and motivation, Mitchell shares personal stories that will be relatable to you in your current position.

Registration Closes September 27
Don’t wait, register today!

Professional Registration: $150
Student Registration: $75
On-Demand Registration is available for those unable to attend in-person and will provide access to a minimum of 12 recorded conference sessions in an online training library published upon conference completion. *Will not include keynote session or breakouts by Victor Vieth.

Conference Site: https://sdcpcm.com/conference

You Are Invited: WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Grant Announcement

Wednesday, September 13
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Avera Hall, USD Sioux Falls (4801 N Career Ave)
RSVP to [email protected]

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) has been awarded a $1 million grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (WIC-CIAO). During the announcement, attendees will learn more about outreach efforts, plans for parent participation and early project outcomes. Hear from representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the South Dakota Department of Health and USD.

The WIC-CIAO is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and aims to support efforts to develop, implement and evaluate innovative outreach strategies to increase awareness, participation and benefit redemption in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and reduce disparities in program delivery.

CPCM looks forward to being a part of this critical initiative to identify new ways to connecting people to WIC. The WIC program aligns with several child abuse prevention strategies by providing support and education to parents, strengthening families, building social connections, screening for risk factors and providing parenting support.


Recognizing & Reporting Child Maltreatment

New Online Course Now Available

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.

Review course content and complete free course registration at SDCPCM.com.

Court Improvement Program

Join us on October 25 for Understanding Psychosexual Assessments of Juvenile Offenders presented by Gary Hoffman, Counseling Café. Register now to attend and receive the session recording.

SANE Courtroom Testimony: Instruction for SANEs, Prosecutors, and Advocates

This training opportunity will provide SANEs an overview of the courtroom process and roles and strategies for effective testimony. Attorneys will gain insight into the role of SANEs and the information they can provide in the testimony process.

Through the course of three virtual sessions and the opportunity to participate in an in-person courtroom simulation, participants will: receive an overview of the criminal justice system of SD and SD sexual assault laws, prepare for trial and expert qualification, learn the elements of direct and cross examination, and participate in a mock trial experience.

The training is being made possible through a partnership of Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment and SD Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

Learn more on the SANE Learning Collaborative. Registration is required.

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resiliency Learning Opportunities

Pierre-area residents are invited to a community training and film screening about adverse childhood experiences, all activities will be held at Avera St. Mary’s Auditorium.

Friday, September 8:
11am to 1pm ACEs training
6pm to 8pm Resilient Film Screening

Saturday, September 9
11am to 1pm ACEs training (second opportunity)

Codington County-area residents are invited to a community training hosted by the Resilient Communities team and Codington Connects.

Tuesday, October 17
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Online Training

Learn more.

Higher education professionals are invited to a ACE Interface Train-the-Trainer event. This training is intended for active faculty and staff within South Dakota higher education institutions. Participants of this 6-hour training will be able to build upon their current knowledge of the original ACE study and how adverse experiences, as well as positive experiences, impact individuals across the lifespan.

Thursday, October 26
9:00am to 4:00pm
USD-Sioux Falls (4801 N Career Ave)

Registration required.

CPCM Happenings

Congratulations to Tracy Bird on her new role at Maternal Health Manager with Horizon Health Care, Inc. We appreciate all the work she did while at CPCM and are grateful she is still in South Dakota working for the health and well-being of children and families.

As a WIC CIAO grant recipient, CPCM is collaboratively providing a variety of training opportunities in the coming year. Last week, 31 individuals attended a Poverty Escape Room training opportunity. Learn more about upcoming learning opportunities through the WIC project.

Resilient Communities facilitating team members participated in their third hub meeting. Facilitating teams in Codington and Brookings Counties also held recent community events to continue to increase awareness on adverse childhood experiences.