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At CACS we are proud to…

Provide exceptional and effective care to individuals and families in central South Dakota by empowering those we serve, focusing on strengths, and promoting wellness within our communities.

Mental Health Services

At CACS, our trained and experienced staff provide responsive, effective, and individualized therapeutic care across the lifespan. Mental health is an integral part of overall health and wellness. CACS professionals recognize that each person brings unique experiences, strengths, and goals that drive their plans for services.  Treatment recommendations consider personal needs and preferences and may include individual, group, or family sessions. CACS offers the unique ability to connect to multiple treatment teams and resources internally, as well as having the ability to also wrap in a network of supports within the community to provide the most comprehensive care.  Regardless of where a person is in their journey, CACS strives to create a safe place for all to explore their experiences and build skills to enhance their lives. 

Substance Use Services

​A substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that occurs when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes significant impairments in an individual’s life. Impairments may include physical or mental health problems, disability, and failure to meet primary responsibilities at work, school, or home.  Substance use disorders can range from mild to severe. The first step in getting help for substance use is to complete a comprehensive assessment. At CACS, our qualified SUD staff can provide assessment services and treatment recommendations. Treatment recommendations for substance use disorders are individualized to the person’s needs through various professional and natural supports such as outpatient treatment, support groups, and peer specialists.

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Psychiatric Services

A psychiatric provider is a medical provider who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse disorders. Psychiatric providers are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education has given them a full working knowledge of the many causes for a patient’s feelings and symptoms. Equipped with this understanding, psychiatric providers can make a complete, accurate diagnosis and then recommend or provide treatment.

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care is a family foster home based treatment program. TFC parents provide nurturing basic day-to-day care for a foster child in a safe environment, but treatment foster parents are also expected to provide extra time and effort to help a child meet their emotional and behavioral needs. The TFC clinical specialist and treatment parents partner with a treatment team including: the child’s therapist, school, medical providers, guardian agency and any others providing services to that child. The goal of the TFC Program is to address the causes of a child’s emotional problems and help them to change their behavior allowing the child to live a more functional life in a family, school and community.

Therapeutic Foster Care
Zero Suicide

Zero Suicide

Zero Suicide is an aspirational challenge and practical framework with the foundational belief that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. Using the Zero Suicide framework, Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) is dedicated to a system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care by routinely and consistently embedding evidence-based practices focused on patient safety and offering hope for recovery for people at risk for suicide.  

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🎨✨ Announcing: 2024 Walk of Hope T-Shirt Design Contest! ✨🎨

We are looking for a really cool design for our 2024 Walk of Hope t-shirts and would love to highlight a local artist's original design!

DESIGN GUIDELINES:
• Design must include the 2024 Walk of Hope theme "No One Walks Alone”
• Design should be positive and focus on hope and healing
• Design must be the submitter's original work
• Design should be no more than three colors
• Design must be submitted in .jpeg, .png, or .eps format
• One entry per person
The winning design will be used on our official 2024 Walk of Hope t-shirt! T-shirts will be sold at the walk, and all proceeds will go to providing resources and organizing community events like the walk, reducing stigma, increasing knowledge, and changing attitudes and beliefs about suicide and behavioral health disorders. Previous years’ designs are attached for reference.

SUBMISSION INFO:
• Designs must be submitted by noon on MAY 1st to jana.boocock@cacsnet.org.
• The winner will be announced on May 8th.
• The winner will receive a $25 gift card, a Walk of Hope t-shirt, and a Pura Vida bracelet.
📢 Spread the word and let your creativity soar! 💫
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🎨✨ Announcing: 2024 Walk of Hope T-Shirt Design Contest! ✨🎨
 
We are looking for a really cool design for our 2024 Walk of Hope t-shirts and would love to highlight a local artists original design!
 
DESIGN GUIDELINES:
• Design must include the 2024 Walk of Hope theme No One Walks Alone” 
• Design should be positive and focus on hope and healing
• Design must be the submitters original work
• Design should be no more than three colors
• Design must be submitted in .jpeg, .png, or .eps format
• One entry per person
The winning design will be used on our official 2024 Walk of Hope t-shirt! T-shirts will be sold at the walk, and all proceeds will go to providing resources and organizing community events like the walk, reducing stigma, increasing knowledge, and changing attitudes and beliefs about suicide and behavioral health disorders. Previous years’ designs are attached for reference. 
 
SUBMISSION INFO:
• Designs must be submitted by noon on MAY 1st to jana.boocock@cacsnet.org.
• The winner will be announced on May 8th.
• The winner will receive a $25 gift card, a Walk of Hope t-shirt, and a Pura Vida bracelet.
📢 Spread the word and let your creativity soar! 💫
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2024 Walk of Hope Information JUST ANNOUNCED!! 🌟🌟✨ Get ready! ✨🌟 The Walk of Hope is returning to Hyde Stadium in Pierre on Sunday, September 8, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. CT.

🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️ Join us as we come together as a community to shatter the silence surrounding suicide and behavioral health disorders and ignite a beacon of hope and healing for those who are struggling.

💖 Let's stand united, raise awareness, and showcase the abundance of support and resources available in our community. Together, we can make a profound difference and spread rays of hope to every corner. See you at the 2024 Walk of Hope! 🌈🕊️
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2024 Walk of Hope Information JUST ANNOUNCED!! 🌟

There are various factors that can increase the risk of opioid addiction. Understanding the influences that contribute can help lead to early intervention. Studies show that the earlier in life a young person starts using alcohol or other drugs, the greater their lifetime risk of misuse or addiction. For more information about opioid addiction prevention, please visit >> www.avoidopioidsd.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

There are various factors that can increase the risk of opioid addiction. Understanding the influences that contribute can help lead to early intervention. Studies show that the earlier in life a young person starts using alcohol or other drugs, the greater their lifetime risk of misuse or addiction. For more information about opioid addiction prevention, please visit >> https://www.avoidopioidsd.com/

With naloxone on hand, you have the power to be a lifesaver. Your ability to administer naloxone in an overdose emergency can make an immediate and life-saving difference by temporarily reversing the effects until you can get help. Remember to always call 911 if you suspect an overdose. For more information about how you can help, please visit >> bit.ly/48sauPA ... See MoreSee Less

With naloxone on hand, you have the power to be a lifesaver. Your ability to administer naloxone in an overdose emergency can make an immediate and life-saving difference by temporarily reversing the effects until you can get help. Remember to always call 911 if you suspect an overdose. For more information about how you can help, please visit >> https://bit.ly/48sauPA

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