Training Opportunities

Parent University 2015

posted Jun 15, 2015, 9:10 PM by WSD Child Protection Council

Parent University will be October 3, 2015 at General Beadle Elementary School. 

Lunch Bag Learning Sessions Feb. 2015- May 2015

posted Feb 16, 2015, 7:46 PM by WSD Child Protection Council

February 19, 2015
Topic:  Recognizing Signs your Child may be Under the Influence
Speaker: Deputy Keith Carlson

March 19, 2015
Topic: Child Sexual Abuse/Keeping Kids Safe (Part 1)
Speaker: Hollie Strand

April 16, 2015
Topic; Child Sexual Abuse/Keeping Kids safe (Part 2)
 Speaker: Hollie Strand

May 21, 2015
Youth Suicide Prevention
Speaker: Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon

** Training sessions are held from Noon to 1:00 pm in the Hoyt Room at the Rapid City Public Library.  Everyone is welcome to bring their lunch.

Upcoming Lunch Bag Learning Sessions

posted Dec 16, 2013, 7:30 PM by Website Admin   [ updated Dec 16, 2013, 7:41 PM ]

December 2013 - May 2014 Schedule
Rapid City Public Library - Hoyt Room, Noon to 1pm

*You are welcome to bring your lunch or stop by the library coffee shop!

Please see attached file for schedule topics.

For more information contact:

Nikki Reynolds at 385-5732/


Joy Solano at 342-4789/

No reservations or RSVP’s necessary.

November Lunch Bag

posted Nov 10, 2013, 6:16 PM by Website Admin   [ updated Nov 10, 2013, 6:20 PM ]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rapid City Public Library-Hoyt Room
Noon to 1pm

*You are welcome to bring your lunch or stop by the library coffee shop!

TOPIC: The Importance of Cultural Competency

Jesse Herrera is the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Jesse has been heavily involved with college access programs such as Upward Bound as both a student and a staff member. He also had the opportunity to serve in the United State Peace Corps from 2005 to 2007 as a teacher resource in the country of South Africa. His experience at South Dakota State University as the Minority Student Recruiter has given him insight on recruiting students of color.

For more information contact:

Nikki Reynolds at 385-5732/


Joy Solano at 342-4789/

Drug Trends Among Youth - Lunch Bag Learning

posted Sep 11, 2013, 9:51 PM by Website Admin

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Rapid City Public Library - Hoyt Room
Noon to 1pm

 What are the current most common drugs abused by young people?
 Where do they get them?
 What can be done to restrict access and reduce their use?
Speaker - Nikkole Abbas is a Western Prevention Resource Center Specialist and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota. She has been with the Western Prevention Resource Center since February 2012. Ms. Abbas has served as the Meth Prevention Coordinator for all of western SD. This position entailed significant outreach to six Native American reservations. Ms. Abbas was responsible for training development, public speaking and training, and assisting communities with coalition building and policy development surrounding the issue of Methamphetamine and its impact on the community, housing, children and more. Ms. Abbas has significant cross-cultural experience and two years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central Asia.

For more information contact:
Nikki Reynolds at 385-5732/
Joy Solano at 342-4789/
No reservations or RSVP’s necessary.


posted Aug 26, 2011, 2:03 PM by Kyle Krause   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 5:27 PM by Website Admin ]

The WSDCPC Lunch Bag Learning sessions are starting back up again in September. Starting on September 15th noon to one pm at the Rapid City Public Library in the Hoyt Room. September's session is Military Deployments, Traumatic Stress, and Resilience. Lee Sasse will be talking about common deployment stressors, traumatic stress reactions, and how training before and after deployment reduces the negative impacts on duty members, co-workers, and their family. This is helpful information for the general public and civilian providers who work with clients that are active duty. See attached flyer for further details. If you have any questions please contact Rosa Herman at 348-0305.


safeTALK Training

posted Jun 3, 2011, 11:19 AM by Website Admin

Free training hosted by the South Park UCC Church and the Rapid City Suicide Prevention Taskforce. safeTALK is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. The training will be on June 12th from 5pm to 8pm at the South Park UCC Church on 2201 3rd Street with a potluck dinner. Space is limited to 30 participants. Please register at See attached flyer for more details or go to

Sudden and Traumatic Loss: What Every Caregiver & First Responder Needs to Know

posted Jun 3, 2011, 11:16 AM by Website Admin

The Front Porch Coalition is sponsoring a free workshop by Dr. Frank Campbell on June 24th from 8-5 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel on 2111 North Lacross Street in Rapid City, South Dakota. For more information go to or see attached flyer. RSVP to Space is limited to 100 participants.

Daddy Basic Training

posted May 9, 2011, 10:45 AM by Website Admin

YFS Free Infant care class for expectant dads and dads with a child up to one year of age.
Tuesday May 24th from 6-8 pm
202 E. Adams
Limited space so register early by calling 342-4789. See flyer for additional details.

May Lunch Bag Learning

posted May 4, 2011, 9:00 AM by Website Admin   [ updated May 4, 2011, 9:09 AM ]

Kelly Marker is our guest speaker discussing the topic of Vicarious Trauma and Professional Self Care. This is part two in the serious. If you were unable to atted the first session please feel free to come to this session. See attached flyer for more information.
Thursday May 19th
Rapid City Public Library
Hoyt Room
Contact Rose Herman at for more information.

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