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 APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH!
 
 
 
 

Member Agency SAAM Events

 
Domestic Violence Safe Option Services (DVSOS) 
 
Vermillion 
 
April 12th
National Night Out
Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Homegrown Problem
6 p.m.
Faber Hall University of South Dakota Campus
 
April 19th
State and Local Night
Close to Home: Sex Trafficking in South Dakota 
   6 p.m.
Faber Hall University of South Dakota Campus
 
April 26th
International Night
Forced Marriage and Sexual Slavery Under the Islamic State
Screening of the Frontline Documentary, “Escaping ISIS”
6 p.m.
Patterson Hall 117 University of South Dakota Campus
 

These events can be found at Human Cargo: Trafficking in the 21st Century on Facebook

 April 22nd
Annual ESA Tour of Tables
 Domestic Violence Safe Options Services will present a Themed Table setting depicting “She Won’t be Home For The Holiday’s”
 
 
 

 River City Domestic Violence Center 

Yankton

April 29th

Denim Day

Encourage community members to wear jeans to work or school to promote discussion of the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

It is an international protest day responding to an Italian Supreme Court overruling a rape conviction in 1999 stating that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant could not have done so without the victim's help.  

#TealTuesdayYankton Each Tuesday, community members are asked to wear teal to raise awareness throughout Yankton

 
 
 

 

 
STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SURROUNDING LAKE COUNTY AREA NOW

Vote for DVN Community Video IMMEDIATELY

The Domestic Violence Shelter has a chance to receive $100,000 for a future safe house for victims of domestic violence in our local community

HOW TO SECURE $100,000 in PRIZE MONEY for NEW SHELTER:

1.   Vote for video every day for the next month - Apr. 12th-May 12th

2.   Click/type in link to vote for video NOW:  http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60466068

3.   Share video on Facebook, Twitter, Email, YouTube and have friends family vote EVERY DAY from April 12th - May 12th 2017

 

*The video with the most votes by 11:59pm on May 12th, 2017 will make the top 10 videos in the nation for one of three cash prizes- one $100,000 grant, and two $50,000 grants.

 
Quarterly Membership Meeting
May 8, 2017
4-7pm 
Al's Oasis
Oacoma/Chamberlain

            Please RSVP your attendance by April 24, 2017 by contacting Rebekkah Kruse at rebekkah@sdnafvsa.com or calling 605-731-0041.

 Any individual attending the meeting who will require auxiliary aids and services for a disability in order to participate in the meeting (e.g., sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) must submit a request to Rebekkah no later than April 24, 2017.


IAFN Adult/Adolescent Online Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training

 

¨ 41 contact hours of didactic training geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing in the role of SANE

¨ 12 week self-paced course covering 11 modules (to be completed prior to clinical training)

 ¨ Cost: $350 for IAFN members/$500 for non-members

¨ Email The Network to inquire about scholarships! Limited number available!

¨ Clinical training will take place in Pierre on June 15, 2017. Clinical training is free, scholarships available for mileage!

 

Click IAFN SANE Flyer for more information.
 

 
ANNUAL MEETING AND STRATEGIC PLANNING OF
THE NETWORK
August 1st & 2nd, 2017
Aberdeen, SD
More information will be coming later 
 

 
Free Civil Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors
 
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for sexual assault survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of the sexual assault. These services are FREE and are available STATEWIDE to any survivor of sexual assault.  
 
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
 
 
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors 
 

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. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Taneeza or Kathy Rutten at kathy@sdnafvsa.com.  

 

 
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LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAININGS
 
 
 Academy in Pierre
April 18 & 19, 2017
8am-5pm both days 
 
 
Aberdeen
June 13, 2017
8am-Noon
 OR
1pm-5pm 
Same training offered both times. 
 
 
 

OTHER EVENTS
 
 Child's Voice
Sioux Falls
April 29, 2017 
Henry's Run
 

 
Physical Address of The Network
1704 S Cleveland Ave, Suite 5
Sioux Falls SD 57103 


 

 

 
 


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