The Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference is designed to provide professional training and educational opportunities for South Dakota medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers, social workers, mental health providers, youth services providers, the legal community, and other community members/advocates. The goal is to provide South Dakotans with innovative solutions and best practices in the areas of awareness of, response to, and prevention of child maltreatment
20th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference
September 30 - October 1
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Call for Presenters
The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) is honored to one again collaborate with the Unified Judicial System (UJS) Court Improvement Program (CIP) and Child’s Voice at Sanford Health to host a conference for professionals and advocates regarding a community response to child abuse.
Applications are now being accepted to present at this annual forum.
All proposals are read and reviewed by the Annual Conference Committee. Each presenter must complete and submit the Call for Presenters form along with their resume and photo for the brochure. Information may be edited for space and clarity.
Depending on chosen format, time needed, and conference agenda, presenters will have between 20-60 minutes to present. Conference coordinators will be in touch with further discussion.
- Panel: Moderator-led discussion with experts in the field with opportunity for audience Q&A.
- Presentation: Formal presentation designed to inform the audience about a specific issue or topic and demonstrate key components of a particular education approach.
- Workshop: Interactive opportunity for audience members to participate directly in the learning and glean resources/approaches to take back to their district or campus.
Session Titles & Abstracts
Your session title and description will be published in the printed program and on the conference website. A title should be able to stand alone and clearly convey what your presentation will cover. Your abstract should reflect your learning objectives and session format to attract the appropriate audience for your topic.