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South Dakota Parent Connection

Mailing Address:
3701 W. 49th St. #102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Phone: 605-361-3171
Fax: 605-361-2928

Contact Person: Lisa Sanderson

Email:

Web Site: http://www.sdparent.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
The mission of South Dakota Parent Connection (SDPC) is to connect families caring for children (birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities or special health care needs to information, training and resources in an environment of support, hope and respect.

Description:
South Dakota Parent Connection is part of two national networks, the ALLIANCE and Family Voices, which promote the partnership of families, professionals and advocates for the involvement of families as valued decision makers in their children's lives.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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