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May is Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month
The Department of Social Services (DSS) has designated May as Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month for South Dakota.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
This month, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is taking an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, including being aware of risk factors that can lead to suicide and how to get help.


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) is observing the designation by encouraging individuals and organizations to play a role in making South Dakota a better place for children and families.


Rapid City Department of Social Services Hosts Art Exhibit for Children in Foster Care
The Department of Social Services (DSS) in Rapid City is hosting a special art exhibit at the Dahl Fine Arts Center on April 8, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m.


Foster Parent Training to Begin in March
Foster families of every culture are needed to keep sibling groups together, to keep children and youth in their own communities and to support the well-being of children in need of a home while their birth family heals.