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Avera McKennan Social Work Conference

Oct 7, 2014
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Prairie Center
Sioux Falls, SD

The Avera McKennan Social Work Conference has been specifically designed to provide education, guidance and awareness to prepare professionals that serve vulnerable populations regarding the dangers of cybercrimes within our community.

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Fees & Payment

$25 -- Avera System Employees

$35 -- Others

Cancellations are not refundable; however substitution participants may be made at any time.  Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.


Agenda / Presentations / Handouts

Target Audience

Licensed social workers and other professionals serving vulnerable populations.

Continuing Education

The South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this
program for 4.5 contact hours.

Conference Objectives

  • Identify ways to reduce financial exploitation of vulnerable populations by raising awareness on how to recognize, report, and prevent fraud.
  • Recite sex trafficking discoveries and investigations in South Dakota.
  • Describe how to interact with victims of human trafficking.
  • Examine how to protect personal information online.
  • Define the forms and types of cyberbullying.
  • Discuss online etiquette when using social media technology.
  • Describe how to manage your digital reputation.


Meghan Roche, JD

Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney’s Office Civil Division, Sioux Falls, SD

Jeff Clapper, JD

Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney’s Office Civil Division, Sioux Falls, SD

Jesse Gauthier

Sr. Information Security Analyst

Avera Health Information Technology Services, Sioux Falls, SD

Kimberly Questad, MS, NCC, LP, MH, LAC, QMHP

Clinical Supervisor

Carroll Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

Agenda Printable Version (PDF form)


Target Audience:

Licensed social workers, health care professionals and other related health care professionals

Continuing Education:  

This program has been approved through the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners for 5 Contact Hours.  Program # 192.


This presentation is available via videoconference.  To participate, please contact your local videoconferencing site coordinator by September, 30, 2014.  Participants should also register using the registration site and state ‘Videoconferencing’ in the comments box.


The Placement of the Complex Patient - Beth Dokken

Working with Complex Patients - Tracy Salameh & Michaela Gasca 

Community Support Services - April Bolton 


Continuing Education at 605-322-7879 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Date Time Location
1. Tue, October 07 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM Prairie Center

Location Details

  • Prairie Center
    1000 E. 23rd Street
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    Main: 605-322-3007

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