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Northeastern South Dakota Family Violence Prevention Conference

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Date: June 19th & 20th, 2019 Time: Registration starts @ 7:45 A.M. Conference 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Location: The DEC (Dakota Event Center) Aberdeen, SD Speakers to include: Kristen Gibbons-Feden, Detective Carlton Hershman, Erin Esposito and Hollie Strand   Purchase Tickets  

Our New Location!

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As of 2017, Safe Harbor is officially open at its new location at 2005 S Merton Street just west of Aberdeen Central High School. Our new facilities are now a reality thanks to the overwhelming generosity and support of local Aberdeen citizens, organizations and businesses. Our new reception area features our Tree of Hope recognition […]

The Misconception of Sexual Assault

The Misconception of Sexual Assault

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The Misconception of Sexual Assault By Gina Karst, Executive Director Sexual assault is stereotypically thought and depicted in the media to happen in dark alleys to a young adult because of the type of clothing that were worn or that the person was intoxicated. It does not always occur to those less financially stable because […]

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Debbie Menzel, Safe Harbor Kids Konnection Coordinator What is Child Abuse and how is Neglect Defined? There are four major types of child maltreatment:  neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. The neglect of children is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs.  Neglect may be physically not […]

What You See ~ What You Don’t See

What You See ~ What You Don’t See

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Domestic Abuse happens everyday and everywhere, it does not discriminate. Do we see the behavior as domestic abuse or do we choose to see the behavior as normal, everyday behavior. Domestic Abuse has many different forms and what looks normal may not be.

The Gift of Giving

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We wanted to share a thank you we received in the mail today of someone that we were able to assist this holiday season. It just shows that your donations make a huge difference in someone’s life. I want to thank all who organize the program for people through the holidays. My children thank you all for […]

Safe Harbor receives a $20,000 grant from Mary Kay Foundation

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Safe Harbor is excited to announce that we were a recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation. We are beyond grateful to have received this grant!!! Please go to Mary Kay Foundation and like their page! Heidi Crawford is an independent consultant for Mary Kay presenting Gina Karst with the check.   […]

Beyond the Victim

Beyond the Victim

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This annual conference will feature a discussion on issues related to domestic violence, human trafficking, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and offender accountability.

Dangers of Social Media

Dangers of Social Media

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We’ve put together a list of some of the most common social media platforms and ways that your son or daughter can put themselves at risk with the content they share. Take a look and be sure you’re having conversations with your children about the dos and don’ts of social media.