“CPCM is honored to highlight the important role of fathers through this training series,” said Chrissie Young, CPCM director. “This series is designed to cover topics for a wide range of service providers, decision-makers and community members.”

The series will be held exclusively online, allowing anyone from across the state to access these valuable training sessions for free. Topics will include impact of involved fathers, co-parenting techniques and strategies, father involvement in maternal and infant health, family resilience, diversity of fatherhood experiences across cultures, and impact of policies on father engagement.

“These sessions will be provided by regional and national experts on fatherhood,” Young stated. “We are thankful to the South Dakota Department of Health for their support of this learning opportunity.”

The training series includes the following sessions.

For additional information and learning opportunities through Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, visit SDCPCM.com.

About the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

A service center within the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences, the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM), joins local, tribal, state and federal efforts in the fight against child sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment in South Dakota. CPCM is designed to help South Dakotans know of, respond to and prevent child maltreatment, while supporting resilient families. The center’s director is Chrissie Young.

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