South Dakota Specific Websites:
South Dakota Connect
This site provides the link to the frequently requested services and programs for children and families through the Departments of Social Services, Human Services and Health.
SD Department of Social Services
SD Codified Law "Protecting of Children from Abuse or Neglect"
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Websites:
USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection
Norms for dealing with abuse by Priests or Deacons
Prayer for healing Victims of Abuse
General Prevention / Education Websites:
Stop Bullying Now: Take a Stand, Lend a Hand
Choose Respect: Dating Safety
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Childhelp: Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse
Child Welfare Information Gateway
National Cyber Security Alliance
Federal Bureau of Investigation Websites:
Kid’s Page: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
FBI Youth Site: Grades 6th – 12th
A parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
Child Abuse Prevention Handouts: - free
Use this link to access informational brochures on reporting child abuse. There are two brochures in the Abuse and Neglect section that can be ordered, or downloaded and printed. The brochure titles are "Help Stop Child Abuse and Neglect" and "Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect." The diocese encourages safe environment coordinators to hand out these materials to the staff and volunteers who work with children at their location. http://dss.sd.gov/formspubs/
Vulnerable Adult Abuse Prevention Handouts: - free
Use this link to access informational brochures on vulnerable adult abuse. Look in the Elderly Services section of this site to order, or download and print a brochure entitled "Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation of Elder or Disabled Adults." The diocese encourages safe environment coordinators to hand out these materials to the staff and volunteers who work with vulnerable adults at their location.