Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Feb 11, 2019 11:30 AM
Carrie Sanderson
Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

South Dakota is facing the detrimental outcomes of adverse childhood experiences. In unprecedented collaboration, with the support of the state Legislature, the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment was created to lead South Dakota’s workforce through a 10-year strategic plan designed to combat child sexual abuse and maltreatment, to build resilient families, and to create trauma informed communities. Learn how agency partners are overcoming roadblocks caused by the rural nature of the state, minimal funding for prevention services, and a historically siloed workforce to create innovative solutions to end sexual violence and maltreatment against South Dakota’s children.

Networking and lunch from 11:30 am - noon with the program beginning at noon. Lunch costs $15, payable at the door. All programs are recorded and Facebook Live Streamed. Local media are invited to attend to record the session.

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Speaker Bio:

Carrie G. Sanderson is the Director for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Ms. Sanderson earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Dakota and is a licensed attorney in South Dakota. She most recently practiced as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota. Ms. Sanderson’s federal prosecution activities focused on violent crimes in central South Dakota, including those that occurred on Tribal lands. Through her role as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Sanderson witnessed the massive impact trauma can have on the life of a child and how trauma continues to impact victims, family members and communities throughout one’s lifespan. Ms. Sanderson became familiar with the difficulties South Dakota rural communities face when trying to respond to instances of violence and harm, and committed her career to making a positive impact on South Dakota’s response systems.  Ms. Sanderson is excited to continue working to protect South Dakota’s children and to create resilient families in our great state.

Ms. Sanderson lives in Sioux Falls, with her husband Jared and their two daughters. The Sandersons are expecting their third child in June 2019.