Child Advocacy

CASA: Evidence of Effectiveness

By Mickey Edwards, SOS CASA of the Flint Hills Director Since its creation by a family court judge in Seattle, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has become one of the most effective programs of its kind. Today there are 951 CASA programs around the country. The SOS CASA of the Flint Hills program serves Lyon and Chase County children caught in the court system due to
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Back to School Safety

Back to school safety is not only for parents, but also bus drivers and school staff. There are different ways children can get to and from school – walking, riding their bikes, rides from parents or catching the bus. Think of these safety tips for your child and their school experience.
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Password Protect our Future

The following rules apply to your password. Use one capital letter, one number and one symbol. The symbol cannot be a * ( ) $ or !. No spaces, no running ………… Ahhhhh! We live in a society literally locked with all of the rules about passwords and the growing instances of identity theft.

But there is one item we have failed to “password protect,” OUR CHILDREN!
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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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