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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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Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K

Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K

February 23, 2015 The 3rd annual Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K will be held on Saturday, April 25th, starting at the SD Discovery Center in Pierre, SD with a 9 AM race start time.  This event, held during National Child Abuse Prevention month, is to bring awareness of our […]

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SB 70 Strengthens SD Mandatory Reporting Laws

SB 70 Strengthens SD Mandatory Reporting Laws

February 8, 2015 If you ever played the Telephone Game as a child you will remember how a simple phrase can be distorted when passed from one person to another.  In the situation of reporting allegations of child abuse to law enforcement or child protection services, every […]

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Continuing the Work of Jolene’s Law Task Force – SB 71

Continuing the Work of Jolene’s Law Task Force – SB 71

February 8, 2015 The Jolene’s Law Task Force has done an impressive job of gathering data, information and hearing from experts in the field of child sexual abuse.  The fifteen Task Force members had five day long meetings in five months and between meetings met in Working […]

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CACSD in 2014: A Year of Teamwork

CACSD in 2014: A Year of Teamwork

December 9, 2014 What makes child advocacy centers effective in response to child abuse is the core concept of the child advocacy center model – teamwork. Child advocacy centers bring together agency professionals involved in a child abuse case to respond together and put the needs of […]

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Stay Informed with the South Dakota Legislature Website

Stay Informed with the South Dakota Legislature Website

Casey Murschel, Chapter Coordinator, Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota December 8, 2014 As Americans, we have the privilege of having a voice in our government. We also have the responsibility to be informed and participate in the governmental process. Fortunately, in South Dakota we have ready […]

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Area Conference Brings Together Individuals with the Skills and Passion to Do Something About Child Abuse

Area Conference Brings Together Individuals with the Skills and Passion to Do Something About Child Abuse

November 15, 2014 As part of the commitment to the multi-disciplinary team approach, the Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills hosted their first annual Child Abuse Conference on October 24th in Rapid City, SD. Addressing child abuse is a complex issue involving multiple systems.  When a […]

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CACSD Board Leadership 2014-2016

CACSD Board Leadership 2014-2016

November 14, 2014 CACSD is proud to announce the election of our 2014-2016 CACSD Board leadership.  Congratulations to the newly elected CACSD Board Chair Angela Lisburg from the Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center in Pierre, and to Vice-Chair Tanya Fritz from the Children’s […]

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CACSD Chapter Strategic Planning

CACSD Chapter Strategic Planning

November 17, 2014 Representatives from South Dakota’s five Child Advocacy Centers met in Pierre recently for a Chapter Strategic Planning Retreat.  Facilitated by former National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Chapter Development Director Cathy Crabtree, Chapter members came together to chart a course for the future of the CACSD organization in fulfilling […]

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