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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As October is ushered in, SOS is eager to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month, we are celebrating the stories of survivors and remembering the victims. Domestic violence plagues the lives of many, is manifested in a number of ways and does not discriminate based on demographics or socioeconomic status. In 2010, 10.1 percent of Kansas adult females reported domestic violence victimization. In
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10 Standards for National Children’s Alliance Accreditation

The SOS Child Advocacy Center is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance.  There are 10 standards a Child Advocacy Center must meet to become accredited. 1.  Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) 2.  Cultural Competency and Diversity 3.  Forensic Interview 4.  Victim Support and Advocacy 5.  Medical Evaluation 6.  Mental Health 7.  Case Review 8.  Case Tracking 9.  Organizational Capacity 10.  Child Focused Setting For more information about the National
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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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