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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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Jan 09

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - January

SDSU Extension will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid training course on Monday, January 9, 2023, over Zoom, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. CST. 

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Jan 19

Caregiver Learning Workshops: Understanding and Responding To Dementia-related Behaviors

NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension’s Caregiver Learning Workshop series will present a free webinar about understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior on January 19, 2023.

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Jan 24

Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop - Life Story Writing

SDSU Extension will host a 2023 Heirlooms: Creative Life Story Writing Workshop webinar about creative life story writing on Jan. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MT (12:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT).

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Feb 15

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - February

SDSU Extension will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid training course on Wednesday, February 15 over zoom, from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST.