The South Dakota Mental Health Services Conference, held at the Arrowwood Resort in Oacoma, South Dakota, will address behavioral health needs in rural and underserved areas for children, adolescents and youth. Conference sessions include “Crisis Response and Involuntary Committals,” “Shifting the Mental Health Paradigm to a Mind-Body Healing Practice” and “Utilizing TBRI within Inpatient and Treatment Settings.”

The Department of Social Work will also present the Inspiring Social Worker of the Year at the conference. To nominate someone whose professional dedication has inspired others to care, visit

To register for the conference, visit by May 15. A block of rooms has been reserved and meals will be provided. Please contact Kelly Bass at for more information.

This conference is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. government.

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