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Panel on sex abuse considers mandatory reporting training

Panel on sex abuse considers mandatory reporting training

August 19, 2015 PIERRE — A state panel working to combat sexual abuse of chilwdren in South Dakota began consideration Tuesday about whether to ask the Legislature to require training in mandatory reporting for people in professions that often deal with young people. The Jolene’s Law task […]

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Darkness to Light partners with TLC to raise child sex abuse awareness

Darkness to Light partners with TLC to raise child sex abuse awareness

July 20, 2015 CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston-based Darkness to Light is partnering with the TLC television network and the group RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) in a national campaign to prevent child sexual abuse. The three organizations announced their joint efforts in a press […]

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Stand Up to Child Abuse Spirit Award Recipient

Stand Up to Child Abuse Spirit Award Recipient

July 15, 2015 Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center recognized Department of Social Services Child Protection Teams as this year’s recipient of the Stand Up to Child Abuse Spirit Award.  The award recognizes participation and support of the Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K run/walk held annually […]

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‘Following the Evidence’ Conference Agenda

‘Following the Evidence’ Conference Agenda

The first part of this intermediate to advanced training will instruct MDTs on the benefits of working together, and the second will provide details of how evidence from each discipline is used in an investigation.     Agenda July 7, 2015 7:30AM – 8:00AM – Registration 8:00AM […]

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‘Following the Evidence’ Conference for multidisciplinary team (MDT) members

‘Following the Evidence’ Conference for multidisciplinary team (MDT) members

Hear renowned experts in the field as they provide valuable insight into what they have learned over the years in dealing with child abuse cases. About the speakers: As an independent consultant and trainer, Julie Kenniston, MSW, LISW is both a nationally and internationally recognized presenter on interviewing, investigation, […]

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In Response to the Duggar Family: Responding to Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth

In Response to the Duggar Family: Responding to Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth

June 10, 2015 By Terea Huizar Executive Director, National Children’s Alliance With so much attention in the media this past week regarding the Duggar family and the actions of their eldest son Josh when he was a teenager, numerous issues have been raised surrounding sexual behavior problems […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

May 18, 2015 Most of the April 21st Task Force meeting was dedicated to improving child maltreatment education and training at the collegiate level. Dr. Michael Lawler, dean and professor at the USD School of Health Sciences, Dr. Jack Warner, executive director and CEO of state Board […]

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MDT Training- “Following the Evidence” May 16, 2015

MDT Training- “Following the Evidence” May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 CACSD is working with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers and the Iowa Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers to encourage everyone to attend the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) training to be held on July 7 and 8 in Sioux City, Iowa. Appropriately named “Following […]

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Two Advocates Recognized

Two Advocates Recognized

Two Advocates Recognized May 10, 2015 Crime Victims Rights Week also occurs in April and two of our members, Lisa Heth and Hollie Strand, were honored for their service. Lisa Heth was this year’s recipient of the nationally recognized Crime Victim Service Award from the Department of […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Month events

Child Abuse Prevention Month events

May 5, 2015 Several centers hosted successful events to help promote April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month with excellent results. A generous thank you goes out to everyone who came out to support Child’s Voice’s fourth annual Henry’s Run in Sioux Falls and the third annual Stand Up […]

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