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     April Conference & NVSRC Training:
               April 3rd
            12-3pm SANE Meeting
            3:30-4:30 Rural Meeting
            4:45-8pm Network Meeting
            *Light Dinner Provided 
               April 4th
            8am-4:30pm NSRVC Training 
            *Lunch on your own
            2100 S. Summit Ave. Sioux Falls Seminary
            at Augustana University 
Registration Links:


The Network has a job opening for a statewide Cultural Outreach Specialist.  A Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field is required or related experiences.  This position will be responsible for the planning, organizing, motivating, coordinating, training, and management of tribal/cultural grant project and activities. This position is responsible for training, technical assistance, and consultation and must have a working knowledge of all aspects of family violence. This position requires statewide travel.


Qualified applicants will have knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking specific work and at least five years’ experience in the field. The person in this position will have knowledge of administrative and management principles necessary for directing services, ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, knowledge of budgeting principles, personnel procedures, program development, and program evaluation. The person in this position must be organized, a team player, work well with collaborating and networking with other professionals, and be able to multi-task.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy at kathy@sdnafvsa.com by March 16th.  If you have questions about the position including salary range information and a job description, please email me or call me at 605-731-0041. 



Now Taking Student Applications:  


The Network and the Planning Committee for the South Dakota Victim Assistance Academy are excited to announce that they are now taking student applications for the Basic SDVAA that will be held in Pierre June 11-15th at the Capitol University Center. A limit of 30 students will be selected to attend. The Basic SDVAA will provide a 40 hour comprehensive, academic, interdisciplinary and interactive training program for crime victim service providers, advocates, allied professionals and others who work with crime victims. These students will be entry level professionals with 0-5 years of experience in their respective field. a comprehensive curriculum using adult learning theory will be utilized by instructors. 


The registration fee is $225 and is NOT due until the student is accepted to attend.  Deadline has been extended--Applications will be taken until March 23rd, and students will be notified of acceptance by April 13th.







Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in EASTERN South Dakota
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor east of the Missouri River  
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in WESTERN South Dakota 
An attorney at Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor west of the Missouri River  
To apply, please contact Kari Nordstrom at karin@wavi.org or call 605-341-3292.
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors Available Statewide
 The Network is excited to announce that Taneeza Islam is now able to take civil legal immigration cases that are related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking.  This service is free for clients, and she is available to take cases from across the state.  This is made available through our Legal Assistance for Victims grant project.

If you have a client who has immigration legal needs due to domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, please contact Taneeza.  Her email address is taneeza@tislamlawoffice.com. 


Links to the archived webinars from Bridging South Dakota's webinar series: 
Improving Practices: Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals
Recorded 9/20/17
Recording with English Captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pwy0aeewhp1q/
Auxiliary Aids and Services: What's That? Why Should We Care?
Recorded 8/17/2017
Recording includes American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/paw0drx4ahfo/
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://youtu.be/mNQmbl5YzKY
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Recorded 6/14/17 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pujtrtk0o11t/

Academy in Pierre
April 12th & 13th, 2018
8am to 5pm both days
Reciprocity in Pierre
April 25, 2018
1pm to 5pm 
May 9, 2018
9am to 3pm
May 10, 2018
1pm to 5pm 

Trauma Informed Care and People with Disabilities
Presented by Dr. Karyn Harvey
Free!  3 Locations!
Click on flyer for more info
un-Defined's Sharing Stories--Finding Hope Awareness Fundraiser
April 6, 2018
Museum of Visual Materials
Sioux Falls, SD
Click on link below for more info
NESD Family Violence Prevention Conference
May 15th and 16th, 2018
Aberdeen, SD
Click on link below for more info 
The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project is offering a number of online trainings and webinars. These courses are FREE to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants who are caring for American Indian/Alaska native patients in the USA.
Registration is now open for the trainings listed below. Register at: www.tribalforensichealthcare.org
 Register soon as classes do fill up!
Web-Based Courses:
Intimate Partner Violence Screening - ongoing, on-demand (2 hour course)
Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner (web-based)--Next course begins April 10, 2018
Live Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner Trainings:
May 7-11, 2018 Portland, OR
Clinical Skills Trainings:
Pediatric Clinical Skills Training--Dates Vary
Prerequisite: 40 hour Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner course 

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Sioux Falls SD 57103 


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