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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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NCAC at the Office for Victims of Crime National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

NCAC at the Office for Victims of Crime National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

April 23, 2015 On April 21, 2015, Chris Newlin, NCAC Executive Director, attended the Office for Victims of Crime’s National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony,  as an invited guest of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Twelve individuals and groups were recognized for their outstanding work […]

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Jolene’s Task Force Update

Jolene’s Task Force Update

April 20, 2015 In fact, “Reporting” will be one of many significant messages the Jolene’s Task Force will spread thanks to the overwhelming public support and the actions of Governor Daugaard in March. As many of you know, the Task Force was revived and will continue to […]

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Ten Individuals To Be Honored During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Ten Individuals To Be Honored During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Ace Crawford 605-341-1915 Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that 10 individuals will be awarded Department of Justice Certificates of Appreciation as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 2015.  The two ceremonies honoring these individuals will […]

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History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2015 April is National Child Abuse Month! Learn a little about the history of how it came to be. (Content from Child Welfare Information Gateway.) Increasing public awareness of the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the passage of the […]

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Congratulations to the recipients of NASW South Dakota Chapter 2015 ANNUAL AWARDS

Congratulations to the recipients of NASW South Dakota Chapter 2015 ANNUAL AWARDS

March 27, 2015 Each year NASW-South Dakota Chapter honors social workers and friends of social work for their outstanding work, achievements, and promotion of social work values.  The 2015 awards were presented at the annual conference:   Social Worker of the Year – Megan McPherson This award […]

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Your Voices Were Heard!

Your Voices Were Heard!

March 10, 2015 On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the South Dakota House State Affairs committee pulled the plug on Jolene’s Law Task Force. The public response was one of outrage and angry citizens started contacting their legislators asking for their support allowing Jolene’s Law Task Force to continue. Jolene […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

March 9, 2015 On Monday the SD House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass an improvement to the South Dakota Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Statute. Senate Bill 70 changes current law that allows personnel of hospitals and schools to report suspected child abuse to their supervisor. The […]

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Spotting the signs of sexual abuse: Women work to educate parents

Spotting the signs of sexual abuse: Women work to educate parents

As seen in the Rapid City Journal on March 7, 2015. March 7, 2015  Even the most educated and vigilant parents can find themselves lost, scared and misinformed when it comes to dealing with sexual abuse and their child. That uncertainty is why the Child Advocacy Center […]

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CSDCAC Awarded Spirit of United Way Partner Agency Award

CSDCAC Awarded Spirit of United Way Partner Agency Award

February 26, 2015 Congratulations to The Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center (CSDCAC), a department of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, for winning the Spirit of United Way Partner Agency Award. From Left: Tarrah De-Hueck, Patient/Family Advocate; Teresa Cass, Child Abuse Medical Provider; Angela Lisburg, Child Assessment Center Coordinator and Jennifer Gray, Forensic Interviewer. Not pictured: Desiray Nelson, Program Assistant and […]

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