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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CASA Volunteers Sworn In

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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Back To School Resources

Where has our summer gone?  It is time to start thinking about heading back to school! Book bags, pencils, school clothes, and shoes.  All of those back to school items add up fast!  Luckily our community has some great back to school events to help families get ready without breaking the bank! Back To School Giveaway! August 3rd, 2013 from 8-11 @ Grace United
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Support Funding for the Victims of Child Abuse Act

Last year, 124 abused children walked through the door of the SOS Child Advocacy Center.  And, while it is shocking to think of those numbers in our great community, I am so glad that we were there to help them find safety and healing while holding their abuser accountable. It hasn’t always been like that in Emporia.  Prior to the development of the SOS
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Day-Camping for Change

In today’s world, it takes a team of people to accomplish something great. Kids in Chase County are getting a chance to explore teamwork while having fun.

During the school year, SOS and Project T.E.E.N. present information about healthy relationships, personal safety, bullying, self-esteem and more to Chase County students in Kindergarten through 12th-grade. For the third continuous summer, they have teamed up to bring the children of Chase County “Kydzone Extreme: Where you work as a team.”
We still need donations for the last two lunches. If you have questions about your child attending “Kydzone” or about donating food for lunches, contact Julia, 620-767-8239 or call the SOS 24-Hour Helpline, 800-825-1295. “Kydzone” has been a huge success and we are already looking forward to next year!
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The Truth About Sexting

Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photographs via mobile phones. Recent data shows that 30% of teenagers engage in sexting. A teenager choosing to take a sexually explicit photograph of themselves and then send it to someone very likely doesn’t understand the seriousness of that choice. Sending a sexually explicit picture of a minor (even themselves) is the distribution of
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CASA Training

SOS CASA of the Flint Hills is pleased to announce the Summer 2013 Pre-Service training class for new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers will begin on July 25th, 2013 and will utilize a blended training curriculum.  This 5 week curriculum includes a once a week in-person  class session, and a once a week online class session at the volunteer’s leisure. CASA volunteers uncover
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Spark Your Knowledge

How often do you watch a television show on TV and hear the words, rape, child abuse, or domestic violence.  Chances are you have heard those words fairly frequently.  But do you really know what those words mean?  So often a word can have several definitions.  Today we want to help spark your knowledge on the words we hear so frequently while working at
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