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Building Healthy Families Tour - Wichita
Date: January 1 - December 31
Times: Subject to change
Location: Kansas Children's Service League
Address: 1365 N Custer
City: Wichita
Additional Information: Join us! Learn more about what we do and how we help Kansas children and families. Building Healthy Families (BHF) mission tours guide visitors through the programs and services KCSL provides to help prevent child abuse, strengthen families and empower parents and youth. Unlike a building tour, BHF tours provide an intimate setting for visitors to not only engage with KCSL but also discover simple ways they can help spread awareness of KCSL’s mission, such as inviting a friend to a tour or referring a family to KCSL services. To participate in a tour, contact David Austin at daustin@kcsl.org or (316) 942-4261 ext. 1321.

Building Healthy Families Tour - Topeka
Date: January 1 - December 31
Times: Subject to change
Location: Kansas Children's Service League
Address: 3545 SW 5th St
City: Topeka
Additional Information: Join us! Learn more about what we do and how we help Kansas children and families. Building Healthy Families (BHF) mission tours guide visitors through the programs and services KCSL provides to help prevent child abuse, strengthen families and empower parents and youth. Unlike a building tour, BHF tours provide an intimate setting for visitors to not only engage with KCSL but also discover simple ways they can help spread awareness of KCSL’s mission, such as inviting a friend to a tour or referring a family to KCSL services. To participate in a tour, contact Lee Walker at lwalker@kcsl.org or (785) 215-6403.

Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month Webinar
Date: February 28
Times: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Online
City: Everywhere
Additional Information: April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year, KCSL coordinates a statewide campaign promoting child abuse prevention programs and events. In 2018, events were held in 31 communities across Kansas. These events included pinwheel plantings and proclamation signings at the State Capitol, child care centers and other public events bringing together local government, business and agencies united in promoting child abuse prevention strategies. KCSL is here to provide support during child abuse prevention month. Join us for a free webinar about Child Abuse Prevention month-the materials available, the toolkit, pinwheel planting ideas and collaborative efforts. Please note, this is not a webinar about mandated reporting or recognizing child abuse signs/symptoms. This webinar will focus on the April CAP Month campaign designed to raise awareness of prevention programs at the state and local levels.

Preventing Infant Abuse with the Period of PURPLE Crying
Date: March 19
Times: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Online
City: Everywhere
Additional Information: The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time. Infants who cry a lot or are awake and fussy at night are a source of concern for many parents. Because of the normal increase in crying that occurs in the first months of a baby's life, parents and caregivers usually have questions. Crying is the most frequently reported trigger for why a parent or caregiver would shake a baby. Early prevention education is the key to decreasing the incidence of shaken baby syndrome and infant abuse. The Period of PURPLE Crying® is an evidence-based shaken baby syndrome primary prevention program, created by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Come learn about the Kansas strategy, how PURPLE is being implemented in hospitals and agencies across the state, how the program was selected, and the research behind it.

Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Reporting
Date: April 2
Times: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Online
City: Everywhere
Additional Information: Kansas law states that most professionals who work with children, including medical professionals, social workers, nurses, educators and more, are mandated reporters. This means that they are required by law to report suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Participants of this webinar will be able to define the various types of abuse and neglect, identify signs and symptoms of each type, and address areas of risk and protective factors. In addition, participants will learn the appropriate responses to suspected abuse or neglect, discuss what to do in the event of child disclosure, and understand Kansas mandated reporter laws.

Child Abuse Prevention Month - Wear Blue Day
Date: April 5
Location: Everywhere
City: Everywhere
Additional Information: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Help us raise awareness by wearing BLUE on Friday, April 5. Feel free to share photos of your blue on our Facebook page, facebook.com/MyKCSL, #GreatChildhoods #CAPMonth #WearBlue!

"Chair"ish our Children Independence
Date: April 6
Times: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Memorial Hall Civic Center
Address: 410 N Penn Ave
City: Independence
Additional Information: *New venue* Join us for the 3rd annual “Chair”ish our Children event! Enjoy a FREE Chris Cakes breakfast and a live auction benefiting Kansas Children’s Service League programs and services in Independence. Bid on children’s chairs creatively painted by local artists. For more information, contact Erin Bunn at (620) 779-3307 or ebunn@kcsl.org.

Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution game for CAP Month
Date: April 27
Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Children's Mercy Park
Address: 1 Sporting Way
City: Kansas City, KS
Additional Information: Join Us for a Night of Fun with Sporting KC! KCSL has partnered with Sporting KC to promote Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase discounted tickets at $29 each (regular price $45) to the Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution game on Saturday, April 27. Deadline to purchase discounted tickets is April 1. BUY NOW!

“Chair”ish our Children Liberal
Date: April 27
Times: 6 p.m. Social Hour; 7 p.m. Dinner; 8 p.m. Live Auction
Location: TBD
City: Liberal
Additional Information: SAVE THE DATE for our “Chair”ish our Children event! Enjoy a great meal and live auction benefiting Kansas Children’s Service League’s child abuse prevention programs and services in Seward County. Bid on children’s chairs creatively painted by local student, amateur and professional artists.

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