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…

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…

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…

Week 6 Legislative Update

CPCM has released its legislative update for Week 6. Lawmakers will work through Crossover Day on Feb. 25, the last day to move bills from the House of origin. Several bills being watched by CPCM have hearings this week in preparation for the 25th. Lawmakers typically spend long hours dealing with the remaining bills. CPCM-Legislative-Update_2.19.21

CPCM releases 2.16.21 Legislative Update

CPCM has updated its weekly list of legislative activity. Several bills have hearings on 2.17 and 2.18. The bill to add dental hygienists to a list of professionals who are required by law to report child maltreatment passed the House last week but was challenged by lawmakers who want to limit, or remove, government mandates.…