Enough Abuse

“Child sexual abuse is a silent, violent epidemic. So widespread that each of us probably knows someone who has been victimized or who has abused.” – enoughabuse.org Over a three year period, CPCM stakeholders identified strengths and weaknesses in South Dakota’s response to child sexual assault and maltreatment. The stakeholders, including the SD Department of…

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SANE Project

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Project The DOH was awarded the OVW Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Grant. This grant is for a three year grant period (Oct 2018-Sept 2021). The primary contractor for the work on this grant will be The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Some key…

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SD ACEs & Resiliency Program

SD ACEs & Resiliency Fellowship: Fellows are ready to educate, empower and connect! Through unprecedented collaboration, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota and the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment at USD were able to bring ACEs training to South Dakota professionals and to develop ACE Master Trainers in our state. The first cohort of ACEs…

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REACH Team

Respond. Educate. Advocate. Counsel. Heal. The REACH team is South Dakota’s first regional multidisciplinary team (MDT), designed to help victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system. The REACH team is headquartered in Watertown and serves 13 surrounding counties. Multidisciplinary Approach The REACH project provides a team made up of law enforcement, medical providers,…

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Mandatory Reporters

Mandated reporters are an essential part of the child protection system because they have an enhanced capacity, through their expertise and direct contact with children, to identify suspected child abuse and neglect.  Learn more about Mandatory Reporting on dss.sd.gov. Mandatory reporters are required by law to report child abuse, but anyone concerned about a child’s safety…

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