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Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month

It is the responsibility of adults to provide the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that help children thrive. We encourage everyone to support families and keep children safe. There are several things you can do to raise awareness and impact positive change during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County is asking everyone to wear BLUE every Friday in April to help us raise awareness about child abuse prevention.  So wear blue, take a selfie and post it to our Facebook page @CACofSedgwickCounty and/or Instagram @cac_SedgwickCounty with the hashtag #WearBlue2022! and/or #GoBlueICT.    Help us reach as many people as possible with child abuse prevention information by following us on social media and sharing our posts! 

2022 Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference (CVRC)

Virtual Zoom

Governor Laura Kelly & Attorney General Derek Schmidt 

24th Annual Crime Victims' Rights Conference - Virtual

April 6 - 8, 2022 and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence &

Children's Advocacy Centers of Kansas Virtual Preconference Institute April 5, 2022

Sedgwick County Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation

Sedgwick County Courthouse 525 N. Main, Wichita

Sedgwick County will sign the proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention month on Wednesday, April 6 at 9am, in the Commission Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N. Main. You can park in the county garage. In the past the county has validated parking. You do need to walk through the metal detector so please plan to arrive around 8:45am.

Making the Connection: Strong Families, Strong Businesses, Strong Communities

How do we ensure that children have a safe, stable, nurturing environment in which to grow? One strategy is engaging communities to support family-friendly policy and practice changes. Family-friendly workplaces and a family-friendly society are good for children, parents, and elders; they are in the best interest of employers; and, in the long run, they benefit all communities. Based on the latest research and strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect, this training will raise awareness and understanding about the connections between preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences, which lead to stronger families and stronger businesses. Specific examples of actions that can be taken will be provided. NOTE: This training is not approved for KDHE child care licensing hours, but approval is pending. Certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants.

(Español) PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS: Reconocer y Responder

¿Qué significa ser un informante obligatorio? La ley de Kansas exige que muchos profesionales que trabajan con niños denuncien la sospecha de abuso y negligencia infantil. Los participantes aprenderán sobre las leyes de abuso y negligencia infantil de Kansas; indicadores físicos y de comportamiento del maltrato infantil; cuándo hacer un reporte; qué información se necesita; definiciones y diferentes tipos de abuso; qué sucede después de que se hace un reporte; y los efectos a largo plazo de las experiencias adversas de la niñez.