CAASt K-12 Training Series

Thanks to the support from the Department of Education, we are pleased to offer this training for free to educators and school professionals in South Dakota. This training is intended to increase the universal knowledge of educators and school personnel regarding:

  • Mandatory reporting
  • Suicide prevention
  • Multidisciplinary approaches
  • Trauma-informed interventions

The 5-hour training will provide school personnel with applicable knowledge for working in school multidisciplinary teams and will discuss perceived barriers to implementing trauma-informed approaches. Doctoral level instructors will provide expert knowledge and technical assistance which will be directly applicable to work within the school system. Attendees will be provided resources, strategies, and materials to support their work in the classroom and will earn contact hours for their attendance.

We are now scheduling trainings for 2023! Complete this survey to submit your interest in scheduling a training for your school. Stay tuned for future open-to-all sessions as well.

Email [email protected] for more information.

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Training Topics:

  1. Child Well-Being in South Dakota
  2. Child Development and Stress
  3. A Framework for Safe and Successful School
  4. Trauma Informed Classrooms
  5. School Leaders’ Response in Trauma Informed Environments


Dr. Kelly BassDSW, LCSW-PIP, ACS

University of South Dakota, MSW Program Director

Dr. Shana CernyOTD, OTR/L, BCP

University of South Dakota, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Carrie SandersonJD, MPA

University of South Dakota, Director for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment


For any additional questions, please contact the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment at [email protected].