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2016 Domestic Violence Summit

We are excited to announce Dr. Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN as our featured presenter for 2016. Dr. Campbell created The Danger Assessment, an instrument that helps to determine the level of danger an abused person has of being killed by their intimate partner. For 25 years, the Danger Assessment tool has been used by law enforcement, health care professionals, and domestic violence
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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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SOS shelter provides safety net for victims

By Cecilia Hernandez, Shelter Manager/Victim Advocate At 3 a.m., an SOS advocate’s phone rings. Helpline staff is on another line stating an advocate is needed at a residence for a domestic dispute or at the hospital for a sexual assault. An SOS advocate arrives within 15 minutes to provide support for the victim. At SOS, safety is our primary concern, which often means utilizing
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Who’s on the front line during a crisis?

By Danielle Armitage, Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator When someone is in an abusive relationship SOS Crisis Services is the front line of being able to help individuals. We help them move from victim to survivor within Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris and Osage Counties. SOS services are available 24-hours-a-day to individuals who seek assistance from an advocate. During the workday, advocates are available
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Domestic Violence: How it affects the family

I think back to nights when I am sure they heard every word and when they were suddenly taken from their warm beds. I worry about the lasting affects and scars they might have due to the abuse. Recently, I read that “Boys who witness their fathers’ abuse of their mothers are more likely to inflict severe violence as adults” and that scares me.
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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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