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Children’s Home-CACSD Host Critical Training

Survivors of child maltreatment suffer unique and complex trauma that requires specialized attention and care. Child Advocacy Centers believe that strong, evidence-based mental health services are fundamental to the multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment. Unfortunately for South Dakota’s children and families, access to mental health services can […]

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CACSD Visits Washington

With summer comes warm weather, blues skies, South Dakota construction and – for CAC professionals – the National Children’s Alliance’s annual Leadership Conference. This year, Lindy Bare (Family Advocate, Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center), Arlana Bettelyoun (Executive Director, Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center) and I traveled […]

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National Children’s Alliance Releases 2017 Annual Report

Last week, the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) released their 2017 Annual Report, which can be found here. This report highlights an impressive year for CACSD’s accrediting organization in which 854 Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) served 334,626 children across the United States. Other notable highlights from this report […]

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Dannie Dosch Receives Partners Protecting Kids Award

Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center was thrilled to honor this year’s Partners Protecting Kids award recipient Dannie Dosch at the Gala at Mt Rushmore on March 3rd.  Established in 2014, the Partners Protecting Kids Award honors an individual, group, or organization that goes above and beyond to […]

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SD Legislature Hosts 2018 Children’s Day

On Wednesday, January 31, agencies from across South Dakota gathered in Pierre to celebrate child welfare and educate on the coordinated response to child maltreatment in our state. Over 300 legislators, advocates and citizens attended the 2018 Children’s Day at the Capitol, hosted by the University of […]

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Pledge to WEAR BLUE on April 4

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; in support, Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota invites you to WEAR BLUE on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018! On this day, individuals and organizations across South Dakota will band together to make a visible commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting […]

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Save the Date: 2018 Henry’s Run 5K

The 8th Annual Henry’s Run 5k will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM at Falls Park in Downtown Sioux Falls. All proceeds from the event will go to the Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota and Childs Voice to support prevention programs such […]

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Child’s Voice Receives Year-End Donations

     CACSD would like to recognize and thank the following for donations that were made to Child’s Voice in December! Sanford CI Ops Team Sanford Business Center Dakota Spirit Celebrate Church The Family of Brianna Staton   

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Save the Date: 2018 Children’s Day at the Capitol

In collaboration with the Center for the Prevention for Child Maltreatment (CPCM), the Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota will be hosting Children’s Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 31 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. This event will take place in the rotunda of the Capitol and […]

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Congratulations Dr. Brooke Jones!

We are excited to announce Dr. Brooke Jones passed her child abuse certification by the American Board of Pediatrics! Dr. Brooke Jones started her career with Child’s Voice in August of 2017 evaluating children for possible physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.  Dr. Jones obtained her medical […]

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CACSD is a network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

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