Brookings receives first SD Resilient Communities designation

Brookings County awarded Resilient Community designation   BROOKINGS, SD – The community of Brookings County became the first Resilient Community in South Dakota April 14. Representatives from two state universities, local city and county government, law enforcement, child protection services and child advocates gathered in the City Council chambers at 10:30 a.m., to celebrate the…

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Brookings County asked to pledge resilience

BROOKINGS, SD – A coalition concerned with the health and safety of children is asking local entities and individuals to sign a pledge to help create a resilient community in Brookings County. The coalition, made up of representatives from multiple sectors including healthcare, behavioral health, government, nonprofits, education and businesses, has worked for nearly two…

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Prevention language included in Media Guide

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment has developed a media guide that includes basic information about CPCM and its programs. “Know, respond, prevent are the three pillars of the CPCM purpose to prevent and eliminate child sexual abuse and all forms of maltreatment,” Director Carrie Sanderson said. “By developing and distributing this guide…

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2020 CPCM Annual Report

“On behalf of the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) Advisory Board, I welcome you to the 2020 Annual Report of progress toward the mission of stopping child maltreatment in South Dakota and fostering resilient, healthy families. CPCM has now been operational for four years, and significant statewide changes are taking place to save our children. This report encapsulates the fine work being done by so many vested partners to bringing child maltreatment out of the shadows to truly heal our communities.” Sen. Deb Soholt

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Teen Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Please join us in promoting February as National Teen Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault has released a series of training resources available in February. From the Network: Kindness, emotional support, equality… dating should be fun, but for many teens relationships include threats, jealousy, and controlling behavior. Children…

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