Lynne A. Valenti
Child Protection Services
The Division of Child Protection Services provides a number of services to support families and children in South Dakota.
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Working together with families in difficult situations by:
- Receiving and assessing reports of child abuse and neglect.
- Connecting parents with the needed resources to help increase their ability to keep their children safe.
Training programs are available to:
- Parents wanting to improve their parenting skills.
- Foster and adoptive parents to assure availability of qualified placement resources and safety and well-being for children through licensing services