Child Advocacy Updates

Pre-conference session details many facets of sexual abuse, assault

Scholarships, medical session available at 21st Annual Child Abuse Conference SIOUX FALLS, SD – The 21st Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference added an in-person pre-conference event that features sessions geared toward medical practitioners and offers scholarships for those professionals to attend. This includes individuals who may treat victims of child sexual abuse and…

Pre-conference focuses on abuse, neglect investigation

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Media Contact: Susan Smith, [email protected] 605-357-1392   For Immediate Release – September 16, 2021   Scholarships, multidisciplinary training available at 21st Annual Child Abuse Conference   SIOUX FALLS, SD – The 21st Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference added an in-person pre-conference event that features sessions geared…

Federal Grant will Help CPCM Develop Prevention Plans, Reduce Risk Factors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota has received a $1.3 million grant to help map referral systems and overcome barriers to service access experienced by the parents of young children due to South Dakota’s rural nature, large land mass and diversity of service delivery models.   The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) is…

CRCA Conference scholarships available for educators, service providers

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Media Contact: Susan Smith, [email protected] 605-357-1392 For Immediate Release  SIOUX FALLS, SD – Educators and service providers can attend the 21st Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference for free thanks to scholarships from the South Dakota Department of Education and the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The…

Hygienists added as mandatory reporters

CPCM Director Carrie Sanderson, CPCM Intern Delaney Jayne, (Master of Social Work student), Kelsey Phelps (senior Dental Hygiene student), Tasha Wendel (South Dakota Dental Hygienist Association President Elect), Carissa Regnerus (SDDHA President), Mallory Hatzell (senior Dental Hygiene student) and Paige Hurlburt (senior Dental Hygiene student) supported the passage of House Bill 1132 while it was…

Join us to learn about Resilient Communities!

CPCM and South Dakota Resilient Communities will host a Lunch and Learn event via zoom on April 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28. This free webinar highlights the South Dakota Resilient Communities framework and work completed by the first resilient community, Brookings County. The Resilient Communities framework was created to better…