Organizations and individuals from all across South Dakota made their way to Sioux Falls Thursday, meeting and discussing plans to combat child abuse in the state. Not only are more resources and training needed, more people overall are needed to help work towards a solution. Victor Vieth, CPO for Zero Abuse Project, stepped up as the first keynote speaker of the conference. His message to those in attendance is for more education for people like teachers, doctors, and more to help better spot and prevent abuse.
“The biggest trend in the country is to realize that instead of simply educating folks once they’re out in the field, we need to improve undergraduate and graduate training, so that folks are better prepared to hit the ground running,” Vieth said.