Child Protective Services

The Division of Child Protection Services provides a number of services to support families and children in South Dakota.Bubbles

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Training programs are available to:

  • Parents wanting to increase and improve their parenting skills.
  • Foster and adoptive parents; assuring qualified placement resources for children
    through licensing services
    to ensure their well-being and safety.

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 children safe.