National Wear Blue Day

National Wear Blue Day is Friday, April 1, 2022!!  To raise awareness and show your support for child abuse prevention wear BLUE, take a selfie, and post it on our Facebook page @CACofSedgwickCounty with the hashtags #WearBlue2022! and #GoBlueICT.  Example: "I #WearBlue2022! for child abuse prevention."

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! 

ACE’s & Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Virtual Zoom

Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. This one-hour documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” examines into the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. The film is followed by a facilitated discussion to enhance understanding of childhood trauma.

Rewind film screening

Join us to kick off CAP Month on Friday, April 1st!  The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County and ICT S.O.S. are bringing Sasha Joseph Neulinger to Wichita for a screening of his autobiographical documentary following Sasha's journey to confront, unpack and understand the multi-generational child sexual abuse that haunted him and his family.  Live panel discussion following the film to include: Sasha Joseph Neulinger, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, Wichita Police Department Lt.Tom Fatkin, and CACSC staff.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Participants of this training will learn about the ACEs research including the impact on social connections, school readiness and the likelihood of developing negative health behaviors, learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention framework being implemented to prevent ACEs called Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships and Environments; and brainstorm concrete ways to cultivate relationships and environments that create a positive impact for children and families in our communities.

Internet Safety & Cyberbullying

Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County 1211 S. Emporia, Wichita, KS

Parents, caregivers and educators remain the first line of defense in protecting children against the potential dangers lurking online. This presentation is designed to educate, equip and empower adults with the knowledge and resources needed to help protect children from online dangers including predators, cyber bullies and threats related to gaming, social networking and mobile devices.

City of Wichita Proclamation

City Hall 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS

The City of Wichita will sign the proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention month on Tuesday, April 5 at 9am, Council Chambers, 1st floor, City Hall, 455​ N Main. You can park in the City Hall parking lot. In the past the city has validated our parking. You do need to walk through the metal detector so please plan to arrive around 8:45am.

CACSC Tuesday Tour

Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County 1211 S. Emporia, Wichita, KS

Join us for a guided tour of the CACSC. You will see our child-friendly environment and learn about all of the professionals that work together to provide a health, hope, healing, and justice to victims of child abuse in our community.

Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter

Virtual Zoom

Kansas law states that most professionals who work with children, including medical professionals, social workers, nurses, educators and more, are mandated reporters. This means that they are required by law to report suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Participants of this training will be able to define the various types of abuse and neglect, identify signs and symptoms of each type, and address areas of risk and protective factors. In addition, participants will learn the appropriate responses to suspected abuse or neglect, discuss what to do in the event of child disclosure, and understand Kansas mandated reporter laws. This training is approved by KDHE for 1.0 child care licensing hours.

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.