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Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center

Count on the Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center at Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, SD, to offer you the expertise you need to help children who are alleged victims of child abuse.

Comprehensive Abuse Services for Children

Our multidisciplinary team provides confidential and compassionate services for children who have allegedly been maltreated. Count on our high-quality medical evaluation, which is designed to reduce additional trauma by limiting the number of times a child is interviewed.

Our services allow law enforcement, child protection, mental health advocates and prosecutors to work together to assess child abuse allegations. We're committed to ensuring that children are not further victimized by the systems designed to protect them.

We also provide crisis intervention, ongoing victim assistance and referral to effective after-care for alleged victims, including non-offending family members.

Referrals for Care

After other agencies have been notified as required, law enforcement, child protection and health care providers can refer a child to the Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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