“Through this training series, CPCM is honored to increase our training capacity for the statewide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Learning Collaborative,” said Chrissie Young, CPCM Director. “This series is going to be a valuable asset for any professional tasked with sexual assault response and victim care.”

The series will be held exclusively online, with varying dates and times. The series will include national and local experts on sexual assault response and medical care, featuring topics ranging from intergenerational trauma, medical evidence in child sexual abuse, male victims, gender and race-based violence, traumatic brain injury, and more.

“Avera’s eSANE project’s goal is to improve the quality of health care for sexual assault victims in our rural state,” said Jennifer Canton, Avera SANE Supervisor. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this caliber of training and access to this level of expertise in our state.”

A first of its kind training for South Dakota will be a two-day session from Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, “Strangulation: The Last Warning Shot.” The series also covers the diversity of victims of violence, featuring topics specific to Native Americans, Asian American Pacific Islanders, immigrants/refugees, multilingual individuals and victims who have disabilities.

The training series includes the following events.

Additional training dates and topics will continue to be added to the series. Registration is required for each individual session. See the full training calendar at sdcpcm.com/news/calendar/. This training series is hosted by CPCM under Grant No. 2019-MU-GX-K014, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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.

About Avera Health

The Avera Health system has 20,500 employees and physicians, serving more than 300 locations and 100 communities in a five-state region. Our ministry, our people and our superior value distinguish Avera. We carry on the health care legacy of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters, delivering care in an environment guided by our values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. For more information about Avera, visit our website at Avera.org.

About the USD School of Health Sciences

USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.

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