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…

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Brookings receives first SD Resilient Communities designation

Brookings County awarded Resilient Community designation   BROOKINGS, SD – The community of Brookings County became the first Resilient Community in South Dakota April 14. Representatives from two state universities, local city and county government, law enforcement, child protection services and child advocates gathered in the City Council chambers at 10:30 a.m., to celebrate the…

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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…

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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…

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