Child abuse intervention and prevention services in Shawnee

Enabling children to thrive in nurturing families & communities.

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As the first Children’s Advocacy Center in Kansas, Sunflower House is an expert in child abuse intervention and prevention services.

How it Works

Children are referred to Sunflower House when allegations of sexual or physical abuse have been made.

Our specially trained forensic interviewers conduct interviews with children in rooms that are wired to electronically record the child’s statement. Often, the recorded interview is used in further investigation or for prosecution in a court of law. Referrals are accepted from law enforcement agencies or the Department for Children and Families (DCF).

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Why We Do What We Do

The reality is that child sexual abuse occurs in our community every day, with traumatic effects on children and families.

The good news is that there is a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals at Sunflower House that is here to bring justice and healing for each and every child that is seen.  Child abuse is preventable.  Sunflower House knows that it is critical to not only educate adults on how to prevent or recognize the signs of abuse, but to also educate children about body safety and healthy body boundaries.

 

1 in 10

children will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday

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Our Partnerships

Partnerships with various community groups and institutions provide us with a unique perspective on the needs of child victims of abuse and their families, as well as signs of abuse and protection strategies. 

  • Law Enforcement
  • Attorneys
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Children’s Medical Professionals

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“What would I want for my child if he or she were abused?” and “How can we stop the cycle of child abuse?” drive every decision made at Sunflower House.

Be a part of the fight to
end child abuse.

There are many ways to get involved.

Host a Training

FREE presentations can be provided by Sunflower House staff for parents, caregivers, and professionals on topics related to child sexual abuse awareness and on-line safety for children. Host an education program today!

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Take a Tour

Sunflower House addresses abuse and neglect through a comprehensive approach, engaging children, parents, child-serving professionals and the community.

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Make a Donation

Whether you can make a commitment for monthly donation, a one-time donation financial gift or are interested in supporting us through tangible gifts from our wish list, all support received will be used by Sunflower House to impact child abuse in your community.

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Volunteer

Whether you are an individual or business or other group, Sunflower House might have just the way that you can get involved in protecting children from abuse.

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“Sunflower House staff was very professional, personable and kind. They made my children feel comfortable and safe. Thank you for your support and compassion.”

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“I’m thankful that places like this are here to help in a situation like the one we have right now. My kids are safe now.”

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“I am very thankful this center exists for the children facing this it goes a long way in rebuilding the trust and safe boundaries that have been broken for them. I’m amazed at how at ease I felt through this terrible process.”

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