Background & Purpose: In 1999, the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault (The Network) began operation to meet its mission: “Working together to promote victims’ rights for a safer South Dakota.” The Network is a state-level non-profit agency focused on addressing violence through the life course, with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault. This document focuses specifically on The Network’s efforts to address sexual violence across South Dakota.
Report Process: The Network contracted with the Center for Rural Health Improvement (CRHI) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD) for this report. This report was completed by Bridget Diamond-Welch, Ph.D. Diamond-Welch is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Director of CRHI overseeing the team’s research & evaluation portfolio. DiamondWelch has over a decade of experience with research, data management, and analysis. Her research specialization is in interpersonal violence with a focus on sexualized victimization. Diamond-Welch’s efforts were assisted by Network staff and interns. The staff and interns provided overviews of The Network’s program operations.
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RESOURCES FOR SHELTERS
RESOURCES FOR TRIBAL PROGRAMS
RESOURCES FOR SANES (SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS)
RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF SURVIVORS
RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN
RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
RESOURCES REGARDING USING TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATING WITH SURVIVORS
RESOURCES FOR VISITATION CENTERS
RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS/AGENCIES
SD Department of Health Resources for All Businesses and Employers:
- Workplace and Employer Resources & Recommendations
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What does it mean for employers? A summary of how some of the key provisions like Emergency Family and Medical Leave (FLMA) Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act impact employers.
- Employee Screening Questions and Guidelines: questions to ask employees reporting to work and guidance to help reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Social Distancing at Work Poster
- Resources from other State Agencies
Recommended resources from NNEDV to help understand employers understand the Family First Coronavirus Response Act:
- This resource is helpful in summarizing the Family First Act:
- A notice should be posted or sent out by email with notices about FMLA changes and employee rights. The below link was one that was recommended: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf