Men Can Stop Rape: Four Things You Can Do To Take A Stand

Rape is often viewed as a women’s issue. SOS would challenge you to view rape as everyone’s issue.  In fact men can stop rape!  Men can be a voice of safety for women!  And men can take a stand to end violence against women today! Here are four things you can do to take a stand today! Provide a Distraction!  If you see someone
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SOS CASA of the Flint Hills Accepting Applications

We will host our next pre-service flex learning training class in early November. Anyone 21 years and over interested in making a lifelong difference in the life of an abused or neglected child can apply two to three hours weekly is all it takes to ensure a healthy future for a child. No prior education is required. CASA trains volunteers using our flex curriculum, which incorporates user friendly online components as well as a weekly in-class session.
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Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers

The SOS Child Advocacy Center was fortunate to have Cerina Marlar from the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers come to visit last week!  Cerina is the Program Manager of Mental Health and Victim Advocacy and made a special trip to Kansas to tour numerous Child Advocacy Centers in Kansas as well as attend our state Child Advocacy Centers meeting.  She spent time at our
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Safe Teen Dating

With 1 in 3 teens being in an abusive relationship it is important for parents and teens to know how to stay safe in a dating relationship.  When first meeting someone that you are considering going on a date with it is important to think of all the options that you may have.  One of the easiest options might be to go on a
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P.S. It’s My Body!

Happy Bear mascot with two young children in a classroom setting

When most people think of coming into contact with a six foot tall bear the most common feeling is fear! However, not when our friendly 6 foot tall Happy Bear comes to visit. Happy Bear is a friendly character in a personal safety curriculum called P.S. It’s My Body!, which is used by SOS advocates in local schools. He is a loving bear that teaches safety to children beginning at preschool age and used most often until 1st grade.
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CASA Volunteers Sworn In

Casa volunteers with Judge Larson in courtroom

New CASA volunteers Susan Marsh and Nicole Shepard are sworn in by Judge Jeffry Larson to begin service in the Fifth Judicial District! After a screening process, new CASA volunteers participate in comprehensive volunteer training over the course of five weeks.  This training, the format of which is half online and half in a classroom setting, prepares CASA volunteers for important advocacy work as
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