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! 

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.

Take Back the Night

Location:  Old Town Farm & Art Market Plaza, 835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, KS 67202 7-8pm Community Fair 8pm Rally & Speakers 8:20pm March

Step UP for KIDS and Memorial Walk

Wichita's Old Cowtown Museum 1865 W. Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS

Step Up for KIDS is a timed or untimed 5K run and Memorial Walk that benefits the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network. The 19th annual event will take place in person on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Wichita's Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Registration includes a T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by April 10, 2022), children's fair, snacks, and admission to Cowtown, a living history museum of 1870s Victorian Wichita.

(Español) Darkness to Light – Que es Stewards of Children

Virtual Zoom

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.

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children

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.

(Español) Darkness to Light – Que es Stewards of Children

Virtual Zoom

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.

(Español) PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS: Reconocer y Responder

Virtual Zoom

¿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.

(Español) PROTEGIENDO A LOS NIÑOS: Reconocer y Responder

Virtual Zoom

¿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.