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!
Stewards of Children® is an evidence-based prevention training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We know that when adults are informed, they take steps to protect children from sexual abuse. During the award-winning Steward of Children prevention training, you will hear from survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You will hear from experts who work with children and families and confront abuse on a daily basis. Lastly, you will find concrete steps that you can take to protect the children in your life.
Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, parent better. When we experience tough times, relationships help us heal. With each connection, we develop a healthier, stronger community. Connections Matter is a training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency, prevent childhood trauma, and understand how our interactions with others can support those who have experienced trauma. Connections Matter explores how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain’s ability to grow and our own abilities to cope and thrive. This is done through a training curriculum that educates participants on adverse childhood experiences, trauma, brain development and resilience. Connections Matter ultimately strives to promote the building of more resilient, compassionate, and trauma-informed communities – thus allowing all children and individuals to succeed.
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.
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.
This training will provide a general overview of human trafficking in Kansas. The speaker from the Office of the Attorney General will provide information on Kansas specific data regarding trafficking, victim and offender profiles, understanding the driving forces behind this issue, and a review of state and federal laws addressing trafficking. Additionally, we will discuss the role of the public to support intervention efforts and outline resources for those impacted by human trafficking.
Con el sueño de un mundo donde los niños puedan crecer felices, sanos y a salvo, Darkness to Light se compromete a facultar a las personas para prevenir el abuso sexual de menores. Creemos que la protección de los niños es responsabilidad de los adultos y que gracias a la educación y la capacitación, estarán facultados para actuar.
Protective Parenting is an in-depth discussion about child sexual abuse issues that is appropriate for parents, caregivers, and community members and includes topics such as grooming, physical and behavioral signs, and how to support a child if they disclose that they have experienced sexual abuse. Participants will also learn about resources and suggestions for talking to children about body safety and consent. This program is court approved.