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Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K

Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center hosted its 5th Annual Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K on April 29th.  About 100 participants took part in the child abuse awareness event.  Angela Lisburg, Child Assessment Center Coordinator, stated, “It was a great day to highlight […]

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Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota Chapter Coordinator recognized for ongoing work on behalf of abused and neglected children

Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) is pleased to announce Casey Murschel is the recipient of the annual Partners Protecting Kids Award for 2017. Casey Murschel was presented with the award on April 26th, at the first meeting of the Jolene’s Law Advisory Board to USD Center […]

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Congratulation Amanda Liebl!

Amanda Liebl received the Siouxland Child Protection Council 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sioux Falls Community in the area of Child Abuse Prevention. Amanda is the lead forensic interviewer at Child’s Voice, and in this role, she has conducted over 2,000 interviews with children. Amanda […]

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Wear Blue on Friday, April 7, 2017, and Stand Up to Child Abuse #SDWearBlue

As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota (CACSD) is promoting its “Wear Blue” campaign to invite South Dakotans to show their commitment to child abuse prevention by wearing blue on Friday, April 7, 2017. In 2016 South Dakota’s child […]

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March Spotlight on Advocacy and Prevention

February flew by… here’s a quick peak at what Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center and Children’s Home Society is up to and what’s around the corner. March 2017 Spotlight on Advocacy and Prevention

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USD Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

The Search Committee is in the midst of interviewing candidates for the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment position. Candidates were screened, and following telephone interviews were narrowed down for in-person interviews. Candidates will not only meet with the Search Committee but will […]

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Watertown Regional MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) Update

The Jolene’s Law MDT Pilot Project in Watertown is up and running. A Stakeholders information meeting was held in Watertown in October 2016, and the first meeting of identified Watertown Regional MDT members was held in December 2016. A template for the interagency agreement was introduced. Law […]

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Rapid City Mayor Proclaims Nov 21st Brandi Tonkel Day

Child Advocacy Centers are part of a community response to responding to child abuse.   Child abuse happens… in fact 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.  As a Forensic Interviewer, Brandi fulfills a critical role, conducting expert […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force: July 2016 Meeting Minutes

First Meeting 2016 Interim July 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 Senator Deb Soholt, Chair Senator Alan Solano, Vice Chair Governor’s Large Conference Room State Capitol Building Pierre, South Dakota See full agenda here. The first meeting of the Jolene’s Law Task Force for the 2016 interim […]

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What if…? Card Sets from CHS!

Versions available for ages 3-5 and 6-10 CHS staff has been teaching the public how to recognize and respond to child abuse and domestic violence through our Prevention and Training Initiative. During these trainings, held throughout South Dakota, CHS’s Education and Public Awareness Specialist heard from many […]

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