Educational Workshops

Enabling the communities we serve to prosper and grow relies on spreading educational resources throughout. In light of this, Catholic Social Services of Rapid City offers a wide variety of educational workshops or groups across South Dakota and online ranging from workshops on alcohol and drugs to trauma, mental health, and more. With the help of our uniquely trained staff, we offer compassionate, growth-driven workshops on a regular basis. Moreover, we are equipped to address the unique needs of specific needs by offering tailored educational workshops, by request, for different age groups.

CSS of Rapid City Leads Educational Workshops On

Alcohol and Drugs

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention for Youth
  • Co-dependence
  • Addiction
  • Addiction in the Family
  • Substance Disorders/Addiction


  • Burnout Prevention
  • Pornography, Human Trafficking and the Neurological and Social Implications
  • Ministry in a Trauma Filled World

Mental Health



  • A Christian Understanding of the Meaning of Marriage and Human Sexuality
  • Marriage Matters Retreat or Class

Suicide Prevention

Disaster Relief

  • Disaster Basics
  • Parish Preparedness
  • Disaster Case Management

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Educational Workshops for Youth

Catholic Social Services of Rapid City recognizes the profound impact education has on our youth and is committed to providing educational resources to youth in our communities to provide for a better tomorrow.

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Drug & Alcohol Prevention

Our youth have always been at risk for drug and alcohol use. The short and long-term effects can be devastating. Our educational workshops for adolescents will identify warning signs and help equip our youth with information and skills to help them live a healthy life. Relevant church teaching can also be included in the presentation.

To schedule a drug and alcohol prevention workshop at your school or parish, please contact us!

Cherish the gift of life (teen Suicide Prevention)

Who is at risk? What are the do’s and don’ts of prevention? Where can you turn for help? This talk can be tailored to address any community. (1 to 2 hours)

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If you have a topic that you would like covered in your parish, school, or office, our therapists can work with you to develop a workshop to meet your needs. Our therapists can help develop strategies and techniques for use in your community. Recent research and/or relevant church teachings can be included. Call, email or fill out the Contact Form to schedule or for more information.

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For over 50 years, Catholic Social Services has strengthened families and communities in western South Dakota by offering professional social services. We work with people struggling with life's varied circumstances. Whether problems are large or small, our professional counselors are here to help.

We offer individual, family, marriage and group counseling in Rapid City and our outreach offices. Support Catholic Social Services with your donation today and help us help others!