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Family

All families are unique and so are their needs. SDSU Extension takes a holistic approach to serving South Dakotans of all ages. By listening, our team of experts collaborate with stakeholders to provide research-based information, resources and programing to support the overall wellbeing of South Dakota families.

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Child Education

Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming.

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Older Adults

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically.

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Family Finances

Access the tools needed to take charge of your financial future.

Upcoming Events

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May 23

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ May

Develop the skills needed to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to South Dakotans experiencing stress and other emotional issues. MHFA training is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance problems and connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

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Jun 21

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

SDSU Extension will host a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training Tuesday, June 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. on the campus of South Dakota State University.

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Jul 09

2022 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshops @ Spearfish

SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Humanities Council will host an in-person Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop on July 9, 2022 at the Spearfish Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. MT to 2:30 p.m.

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Jul 28

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ July

Develop the skills needed to provide Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to South Dakotans experiencing stress and other emotional issues. MHFA training is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance problems and connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.