Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Dec 5
The Expectation Gap
Webinar
8 - 8:30 pm
Unrealistic expectations of children can cause frustration for both you and your child. Explore the stages children go through and why they may not be able to control their actions like you think they should. At class time, go to wcservices.adobeconnect.com/sanfordparenting/. Unable to attend? Call (605) 328-7155 for a personalized session.
Dec 6
QPRT (Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat Suicide)
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please visit https://qprtlastminuteceu.eventbrite.com.
Dec 7
Keeping Kids Safe in Today's World: Recognizing and Responding/ What if...?
Sioux Falls
Trinity Baptist Church 2400 W 18th St
6 - 8
Find out how to minimize hidden dangers to children in our commuinties, learn ways to talk to children about staying safe so they do not become victims, learn how to appropriately respond to disclosures of abuse and so much more. Featured speaker is Teresa Thies, LSW, serves as an Education and Public Awareness Specialist for children's Home Society. Teresa trains educators, law enforcement, medical providers, and other professionals, but has a passion for talking to "the Moms and Dads of the world" to help them keep their children safe. This FREE Training Event is open to the public. To register, or for mare information contact Karissa at 605.321.0077 or email at un.definedinc@yahoo.com or Teresa at teresa.thie@chssd.org. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the graphic nature of the topic, it is recommended that children do NOT attend.
Dec 11 -12
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please visit https://asistdecember2017.eventbrite.com.
Dec 13-16
Lakota Nation Education Conference
Rapid City
Ramkota Inn

All information can be found at www.lakotanationsconference.com.  For additional questions and information you can call 605-407-0667 or email terriejo@lakotanationsconference.com. Early registration is $200.00, after December 1 the fee is $225.00. Registration information can be found on website.
Dec 14
Understanding Childhood Trauma: Building Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Communities
Sioux Falls
Trinity Baptist Church 2400 W 18th St.
6 - 8
A FREE Training Event for individuals working with children who have experienced trauma. Learn how to work with children who have been exposed to trauma, learn how children are impacted by trauma and what happens when trauma is left untreated, learn about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how trauma impacts the brain and the lifetime development of children. To RSVP or for more incormation contact Krissa at 605.321.0077 or email at un.definedinc@yahoo.com or Teresa at 605.965.9147 or email teresa.thie@chssd.org. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the graphic nature of the topic, it is recommended that children do NOT attend.
Dec 19
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

For more information and to register, please visit https://mhfadecember.eventbrite.com.
Jan 16
Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to safetyplanning.eventbrite.com
Jan 20
Sibshops
Aberdeen
NSU-Gerber Building, Rm 210
1200 S Jay St
10 - 1
Sibshops are a FREE program designed specifically for brothers and sisters (ages 6 to 12) of children with special needs or disabilities. Sibshops are a time to meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs, build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, enjoy a meal together, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. To registger your child(ren) please contact SDPC at sdpc@sdparent.org or call 605-361-3171. An on-line registrations will be provided at a later date. Registration is REQUIRED.
Jan 23
Means Restriction Training
Sioux Falls
Helpline Center

Brown Bag lunch event. For more information and to register, please go to MeansRestriciton.eventbrite.com
Feb 24
Sibshops
Sioux Falls
2501 W 26th St.
10 - 1
Sibshops are FREE programs designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs. Sibshops are an opportunity to build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability.  Your child(ren) will need to bring a swimsuit and towel. Registration is required. Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey/r/X592TMM or call 605-361-3171 or email sdpc@sdparent.org.
Apr 28
Sibshops
Sioux Falls
3200 W. Maple St
10 - 1
Sibshops are FREE programs designed specifically for siblings (ages 6 to 12) who have a brother or sister with special needs. Sibshops are an opportunity to build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability. This Sibshops will be in conjunction with Partners in Policymaking Graduation. Registration is required. Click here to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPJ3VY2 or call 605-361-3171 or email sdpc@sdparent.org.


For Additional Training Opportunities Visit These Statewide Training Calendars

SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities: http://www.sd-ccd.org/home/events

SD Council on Developmental Disabilities: http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx  (Look towards end of page)

Financial Assistance to Attend Conferences
The South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities has funds available to assist people with developmental disabilities and/or their family members to attend in-state conferences, training events, committees, and other similar activities OR to attend out-of-state conferences or training events when there is nothing similar held in South Dakota.  Funds may cover registration fees, lodging, meals, transportation (mileage, air fare, parking fees, taxis, etc.), personal assistance services, child care or respite care expenses.

These funds are provided in an effort to empower people with developmental disabilities and their family members with the opportunities, experiences, resources and information they need to participate meaningfully in the decisions that are being made which affect their lives or the lives of their family members with developmental disabilities.  http://dhs.sd.gov/councilondevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx or call 1-800-265-9684 or (605) 773-6369 for assistance.



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