UP AND RUNNING FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN

YOU can help us by participating in Up and Running - a fundraising campaign hosted by SDPC over the next 6 weeks. Simply choose your favorite activity - walking, running, swimming, playing, gardening, etc. Our event will help motivate you to stay active while helping SDPC by raising funds through personal goals and fun challenges.
UPCOMING LUNCH & LEARN EDUCATION SESSION
Tuesday, October 13 - - - - 12 PM CT/ 11 AM MT - - - - REGISTER


As students begin another school year, many teams are addressing and navigating special education issues. Now more than ever, communication between school and home is essential. Join a facilitated conversation with Valerie Johnson, CORE Educational Cooperative CEO, Brenda Stover, Director of Special Service and SD CASE President, and Carla Miller, SD Parent Connection Executive Director to discuss:
  • How special education services are being provided
  • Successes students and schools are experiencing
  • On going concerns families and schools are facing
  • Ways teams are working together to address these concerns
  • Advice for how parents can work with their child’s IEP Team 
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 439-559-7079
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PARENTING CLASSES

Strengthening Families Program For Ages 10-14
Carroll Institute will be offering the Strengthening Families Program for families with children ages 10-14 beginning October 15th at Carroll Institute, 310 S. 1st Avenue, Sioux Falls.

The goals of the program are to learn how to show love while setting limits, for the children to develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive future, and your family will grow & have fun together!

Program Schedule: 5:45-6:45 PM Parents and Youth meet separately / 6:45-7:45 PM Family Session. Program Dates: Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19 and last week date TBD

Click Here For Flyer / Call 605-336-2556 or email Barbara DeVoss
Common Sense Parenting Classes
Crow Creek Agency, BIA Social Services is offering Common Sense Parenting Classes. The agency is authorized and licensed to teach parenting education classes for school-aged children, preschool children and toddlers.
The parenting training program teaches parents the following 6 key areas:
  • Session 1: Parents Are Teachers—Consequences to change behaviors.
  • Session 2: Encouraging Good Behaviors - Use effective praise.
  • Session 3: Preventing Problems—Preventive Teaching. Teach social skills.
  • Session 4: Correcting Problem Behaviors—Stay calm. Use corrective teaching.
  • Session 5: Teaching Self-Control—Develop Safe Home Plan. Teach self-control.
  • Session 6: Putting It All Together—Hold family meetings. Parenting Plan.

Classes are offered on a 1 to 1 basis at the Social Services Office. To schedule a time that works for you, contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency at 605-245-2356 or visit 134 Red Horse Road, Fort Thompson, SD

Statewide Common Sense Parenting Classes (Toddlers to Teenagers)
If you are the parent of a toddler, preschooler, school age or teenage child and want to improve your parenting skills, the Boys Town Common Sense Parenting classes offered through the Department of Social Services' Division of Child Protection Services can assist you. More information

Responsive Parenting Classes ( Birth to Three)
Parenting training for parents and caregivers of children birth to age 3 is available in two formats: Responsive Parenting and Understanding Me Up to Age Three. More information
WEBINARS

Wednesdays
1:00 p.m. CT/ 12:00 pm MT

Tune in to this series of free video chats with Brookes authors, renowned experts on inclusive education, early childhood, and communication and language development. These brief, informal chats are a great chance to get tips and guidance from the experts on the topics you care about the most.

Wednesday, September 30
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Learn strategies and tips to help your children emotionally, behaviorally, and psychologically deal with what they hear in the adult world and do not understand. Learn to talk to your children
about COVID-19. 

Recorded

Learning Objectives:
• Appreciate the profound meaning of we are all in this together: accept the common dangers and uncertainties of life in the time of COVID-19
• Apply and rely on normal developmental processes to offer support and guidance to struggling families.
• Build on clinical creativity to help children use their minds to solve worry, boredom, anger and other feelings.
LISTEN UP! FAM JAM PODCAST

The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center is excited to announce the creation of Fam Jam monthly podcast, where they bring together schools, families, and community members to discuss tricky topics in supporting students.

COULD YOUR CHILD USE A BEHAVIOR PLAN?
WHAT TO KNOW

When a student’s conduct interferes with learning, a behavior plan is commonly used to address and reduce problems. But a good behavior plan hinges on a good functional behavior assessment (FBA). In this article, learn best practices for carrying out an effective, unbiased FBA, even remotely.
VIRTUAL MILITARY FAMILY CAUCUS SUMMIT

Friday, October 9th
10:30am to 4pm MT / 11:30am to 5pm CT

The summit will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on our nation's military families. Topics include special education, exceptional family member program, childcare, healthcare and more. Sponsored by the Congressional Military Family Caucus. 

SOUTH DAKOTA NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH EVENT

Tuesday, October 6th
10:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM MT

Remote Work, Accommodations & COVID-19
  • Businesses may need to abandon a conventional perspective on where, when and how work is performed.
  • Adopt flexible policies and practices to reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Explore various ADA issues and reasonable accommodation strategies to enable employees with disabilities to continue to work during this pandemic situation.

Presented by Tracie DeFreitas, lead consultant and ADA specialist with Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.