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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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Hughes County Victim Advocate Recognized for Years of Service

Denise Richards (red dress) was recognized by Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center, a department of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital and partner agency to Capital Area United Way, at this year’s Pierre Area Charitable Organizations Philanthropy Luncheon. As the Victim Advocate for the Hughes County State’s Attorney’s […]

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Child’s Voice Hosts 17th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference

On October 6, Sanford Child’s Voice held its 17th annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference with over 400 attendees. This annual conference brings together physicians, forensic interviewers, nurses, social workers, law enforcement, child protective services, mental health counselors and other community partners for a day filled […]

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First Spouses Convene in Wisconsin to Discuss Trauma-Informed Care

We now know that childhood trauma changes the bodies and brains of children, and the way they approach life. Trauma, if left untreated, impacts physical and mental health, social connections, and even lifespan. Understanding what has happened in a person’s past, and helping them see the connection […]

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Critical response services for child maltreatment now under one roof in Northeastern SD

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Northeast Respond, Educate, Advocate, Counsel, Heal Multidisciplinary Team, known in short as REACH MDT, opened its doors August 22, bringing critical child maltreatment response services together in one location for the first time in northeast South Dakota. Operating at the Sanford Health Child’s […]

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