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Save the Date!

The CAPS 33rd Annual Benefit Auction is April 1-3, 2022, online. You can donate items to the auction, become a cash sponsor and/or volunteer for an auction committee by emailing Lora at or calling the CAPS office at 785-825-4493.  

Love and Logic® – Turn your words into gold

Do you ever feel like your child’s cell phone, game console, or computer has taken over your home? Although these devices can be wonderful tools for communication, learning, and healthy enjoyment, they can also become dark and destructive influences in the absence of necessary parental supervision and limits. Below are a few examples of enforceable…
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Join the #SpreadKindness Challenge and help end bullying

Each Monday, a new challenge will be posted to the CAPS Facebook and Instagram pages. Join the CAPS Kindness Challenge and #SpreadKindess all through the month of October. By entering the challenge, you are letting others know you are against bullying AND you will be entered to win a “Kindness Kit”! Here’s how it works:…
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Welcome, Robert and Marsha!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of two new CAPS team members. Robert Collier Robert Collier joined CAPS as a family mentor. Collier brings experience working with youth as a case manager at Central Kansas Mental Health Center. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at Kansas Wesleyan University. After graduation, Collier worked for…
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2021 Every Child Matters Banquet

We are pleased to announce ticket sales for the Every Child Matters Fundraising Banquet have begun. After cancelling the dinner due to COVID-19 in 2020, we’re excited to bring the dinner back to connect with the community, celebrate their story, and dream about creating places where every child can be safe, healthy and strong. The…
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The latest health kick for kids: kindness – From Nat Geo

Read the article on Nat Geo here. The latest health kick for kids: kindness Why acts of kindness during a pandemic mean so much—for the receiver and the giver By Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, National Geographic Published November 13, 2020   Teenager Abby Jones had an idea for something meaningful to do during stay-at-home orders: “She started…
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New Parenting Classes Available!

CAPS is pleased to offer nine parenting classes this fall/winter! Four classes are offered on Zoom. If you cannot attend these classes at the time they are scheduled, but would like to watch them later, please still register for the class. Recordings of each session are sent to the registered participants and are available to…
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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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