Child abuse is a sad reality for many kids in Kansas and throughout the United States. The voice of an abused child is often quelled by the everyday commotion of school, sports, and even social norms.
It is our duty as adults of Wichita to speak for these children. On Sept. 17, the Kansas Children’s Service League is hosting the “Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Reporting Training” seminar to help the people of the Wichita community fight child abuse.
The objective of the training includes understanding the risk and protective factors related to child abuse and neglect, education on the definitions and signs of abuse and neglect, and the signs of abusive head trauma and strategies to prevent it.The training will also cover the role of a mandated reporter and the process for making reports.
The training is approved by KDHE for childcare licensing requirements and does contain information on preventing shaken baby syndrome.
Registration for the event is $25. The training session will be held at 1365 N. Custer Street from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Kansas Children’s Service League is a private, not-for-profit agency serving children and families all across the state. The organization was founded in 1983 and offers programs and services, advocates for children, and collaborates with other public and private agencies to increase the quality of life for kids.
The services of the Kansas Children’s Service League aim to keep children safe, families strong, and communities involved.
The Sept. 17 event is just one of the many services and training courses the organization offers. Be sure to check the Kansas Children’s Service League site for more educational opportunities.
The future of Wichita is in the hands of our children. Let’s all do our part to make sure they grow up in a safe and nurturing environment.