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…

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.…

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