The NESD Family Violence Prevention Conference began Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 2013, with a group of community agencies with the initiative to address family violence. Living in a Rural South Dakota community education can be limited. The leaders wanted to provide evidence-based trauma-informed education that was affordable to professionals across the State. Throughout the years we have brought Nationally recognized speakers, such as Casey Gwinn, Kristen Gibbons-Feden, Jonathan Hatami, and the detectives that worked the Christopher Watts case.
Throughout the years our conference continues to reach a diverse group of professionals including:
- victim advocates,
- law enforcement,
- court services,
- social workers,
- medical professionals,
- mental health professionals,
- Child Protection Services,
- and community members.
Our goal is to address issues related to our population by providing skill-based training to professionals that work in the field of family violence.
Thank you to our Sponsors for making this event possible!