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CASA Receives $10k from Salina Area United Way

Salina Area United Way dropped by the office to present a check to the Ottawa & Saline County CASA Program! Ottawa & Saline County CASA, a program of CAPS, is a recipient of one of Salina Area United Way’s 2021 Make A Difference Grants. Left – Right: Claire Mullen, Salina Area United Way Executive Director;…
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Sunflower Summer App provides FREE admission to educational activities

From the Salina Post: “TOPEKA — A new program will help children stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months while spending quality time with family members and friends touring some of Kansas’ greatest attractions – all for free. The Sunflower Summer program, which is being funded by federal COVID-19 money to offer summer enrichment…
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20 Fun Summer Ideas

Here are 20 fun, free and local ideas to do this summer with your family. Let us know what you like to do in the summer with your kids! Go on a picnic. Salina has 26 parks to picnic in! Pack a meal, or grab your favorite takeout, and spread a blanket in the beautiful…
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A Letter from the Children’s Bureau in regard to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dear CW Leader Letter – Vaccinations – 6-7-21 Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families 330 C Street, S. W. Washington, D.C. 20201 June 7, 2021 Dear Child Welfare Leaders: I am writing to thank you for your ongoing efforts to serve children and families during these very difficult times and…
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The Advocate – Spring 2021

Click the link below to read our latest edition of The Advocate. 2021 0521 CAPS Spring eNewsletter Email caps@capsofsalina.org or call 785-825-4493 to sign up for our eNewsletter!

Vote for CAPS in the Target App!

We’re participating in the Target Circle Program! You can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit CAPS and our community. Here’s how: Shop at Target either online or in store (make sure you’re signed up for their Circle Rewards program!). Open the Target App on your mobile device or visit https://www.target.com/circle. Go…
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Happy Bear is on YouTube!

Happy Bear could not visit schools this year, so we took her virtual! Child sexual abuse is not an easy topic, and often makes people uncomfortable. Parents don’t know where or how to start the conversations, and so often times there are none, thus putting children at risk. The Happy Bear play is a play…
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CAPS Receives generous donation from First Bank Kansas

First Bank Kansas raised $1420.00 for CAPS during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The employees raised the funds through Denim Days, a fundraiser where employees donate a suggested amount of $5 to wear denim throughout the month of April. We are so very thankful for their support!

The Incredible Years – Parents & Toddlers

For parents of toddlers ages 9 months to 3 years The Incredible Years Parents & Toddlers Class is a free 4 week workshop geared towards parents of toddlers. Free childcare will be provided. In this class, parents will learn to: Promote positive relationships with your toddler Encourage toddler’s language development Understand your toddler’s social and…
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Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamations

Whereas we are living in a time when disclosures of sexual abuse and harassment are becoming mainstream, child sexual abuse still lives in secrecy and shame. In Kansas, reports of abuse have increased by 64.97% over the last 20 years which indicates people are recognizing the signs. and Whereas, children have a right to be…
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