Join us for the Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast on April 1
The South Dakota Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) invites you to join us in commemorating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month by raising awareness of how we can help our fellow South Dakotans know about, respond to, and prevent child maltreatment. Individual tickets are $50. You can sponsor a table for $1,000. Go here to register or reserve a table: Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast – Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment (sdcpcm.com)
Together we will build resilient children and families.
Doors open at 6:45 a.m.
Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m.
Program begins at 7:10 a.m.
Breakfast ends by approximately 8:15 a.m.
Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, SD
Wear Blue April 1
April 1 is National Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Wear blue to the breakfast to show your support for ending child abuse and neglect. We will post photos of breakfast attendees to CPCM media platforms following the breakfast.
Join the Building a Resilient South Dakota Challenge!
CPCM and Children’s Home Society of South Dakota are partnering to schedule Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or Enough Abuse trainings in South Dakota’s 11 communities during April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The community that trains the most people will receive mention in our publicity about the challenge and a special award.
Brookings and Watertown have already committed to trainings. Sign up today!
Become a Blue Ambassador for Child Abuse Prevention Month
As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month we are also recruiting Blue Ambassadors to help us spread the word about National Wear Blue Day on April 1 as well as special events and social media posts we have planned for April. Go here for Child Abuse Prevention Month information: Child Abuse Prevention Month – Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment (sdcpcm.com)
Applications open for board member position
CPCM is taking applications for ONE Community Advocate Position and ONE County Victim’s Advocate Position.
Nominations are open until March 18, 2022. The nomination form link is here: CPCM Advisory Board Nomination Form Survey (surveymonkey.com)
Information about the CPCM Advisory Board is available here: CPCM Advisory Board – Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment (sdcpcm.com)
Register today for the Child Welfare Legal Workshop
Child welfare and legal professionals will detail their multidisciplinary roles in the legal proceedings of child welfare cases in South Dakota at this FREE workshop.
Students and professionals in law, criminal justice, and child welfare fields will interact and learn from leaders in the field!
The event will be held in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center at the USD campus in Vermillion, SD. The workshop begins with registration and lunch at 11:30am Central Time with best practice presentations for child abuse and neglect cases to follow.
South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen and South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Scott P. Myren will provide introductions and opening remarks. Additional speakers will cover best practices in multidisciplinary roles involved in child abuse and neglect cases in South Dakota. The event is scheduled to end at 5pm Central Time.
Go here to register for FREE, thanks to generous support from the Unified Judicial System’s Court Improvement Program. Check out the full event page here: Child Welfare Legal Workshop – Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment (sdcpcm.com)
Thank you for uniting to prevent child abuse and neglect
Thank you to those who donated for Unite for USD February 16-17. CPCM partners and supporters committed to forwarding the mission of CPCM – putting an end to child abuse in all forms and building resilient families.
CPCM raised more than $2300 during the two-day event.
This money will provide resources for training, programming, research and advocacy efforts.
Thank you for your support!
CPCM Legislative Updates
Each week CPCM produces a legislative update on pertinent legislation being considered by lawmakers in Pierre. Last week was Crossover Day, which requires lawmakers to pass all House bills out of the House and Senate bills from the Senate. This is typically a long day for lawmakers. Prior to Crossover Day, Feb. 22, more than 600 bills and resolutions had been dealt with during a session with one of the highest bill counts in recent years.
Read the latest CPCM Legislative Update here: CPCM 2022 Legislative Update for Week 8 – Center for the Prevention of Childhood Maltreatment (sdcpcm.com)
SANE Training Highlights
Ten nurses attended CPCM’s February Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Clinical Skills Training at the Parry Center in the Sioux Falls School of Health Sciences, February 24-25.
The group practiced forensic exams with live models, learned about forensic photography best practices, spent classroom time together discussing day-to-day experiences and learned from experts in sexual assault exams.
Thank you to those who attended and to our outstanding trainers! We appreciate your commitment to helping victims of sexual abuse.
Children’s Home Society March Trainings
7 Domains of Wellness – Part I*
Tuesday, March 8 | Noon-1:00p MT/ 1-2:00p CT
7 Domains of Wellness – Part II*
Tuesday, March 15 | Noon-1:00p MT/ 1-2:00p CT
Building a Self-Care Plan Workshop
Tuesday, March 22 | Noon-1:00p MT/ 1-2:00p CT
In these sessions, you will:
- Learn what self-care is and is not
- Understand the need for and ethics of self-care at an individual and organizational level
- Explore the various domains of self-care
- Discuss the components of a self-care safety plan
*The Seven Domains of Wellness is a program developed by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW). This organization is working to establish standard treatment protocols to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), recognizing that there are many ways to reduce the negative impacts of stress, including the increased stress as a result of COVID-19-related changes.