April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Make a Promise to Protect Children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

Join us to raise awareness about child abuse and support children who have experienced abuse and trauma. Sunflower House is hosting several opportunities to get involved and learn how to prevent and #StopChildAbuse.

Wear Blue Day

Wear Blue Day with Sunflower House

Friday, April 5, 2024 – All Day

We’re painting the town blue to raise awareness about preventing child abuse! Encourage your friends, family, or company to Wear Blue on April 5. Be sure to let us know your plans and share your photos with us at #SunflowerHouseKS or send to Allison@SunflowerHouse.org.



Child Abuse & Neglect – Mandated Reporter Training

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 6:00 – 7:00pm

Sunflower House | 15440 West 65th Street – Shawnee, Kansas

Learn How To:

  • Recognize possible victims of child abuse
  • Report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Handle a child’s disclosure of abuse
  • Support children and families in crisis
  • Information on abusive head trauma

Training Details:

  • FREE – No charge for participants!
  • For adults 18+ only
  • 1 Clock Hour – KDH&E/DESE/DHSS
  • Live training at Sunflower House



Trauma Awareness

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 11:00am – 1:00pm

Sunflower House | Virtual via Zoom

Explore the prevalence and impact of trauma on children’s brain development; the ACES; how to help children and families recover; what is behind many of the behaviors we see and how we can shift our perspective through the lens of trauma.

*Developed by Alive and Well Communities

Training Details:

  • FREE – No charge for participants!
  • For adults 18+ only
  • Live training at Sunflower House



Como Reconocer y Reportar el Abuso Hacia Menores

Como Training

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Virtual Training Via Zoom

About this Training:

  • Culturally relevant information for Spanish-speaking audiences and the unique concerns within the community
  • Appropriate for professionals working with children, volunteers, parents, and community members
  • Training is presented in Spanish

Contenido y información para audiencias de habla hispana sobre reconocer y reportar el abuso infantil y las circunstancias y dudas pertinentes a la población hispana. Se cubrirán las leyes sobre reportar el abuso en Kansas y Missouri. Para organizaciones buscando entrenamiento para profesionales que trabajan con niños, voluntarios, padres y miembros de la comunidad, o individuales.Este programa tiene una duración aproximada de 1.5 horas; 1.5 horas de reloj disponibles en KDHE. *Desarrollado por Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center **Cumple con los requisitos de KDHE; presentado en español; también apropiado para cuidadores

Training Details:

  • FREE – No charge for participants!
  • For adults 18+ only
  • 1.5 Clock Hours – KDH&E
  • Zoom link will be sent after registration
  • Developed by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center



Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online Training

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Virtual Training Via Zoom

Learn To:

  • Recognize the dangers children and teens face online
  • Implement practical safety tips
  • Report suspected cyber-crimes

Training Details:

  • FREE – No charge for participants!
  • For adults 18+ only
  • Zoom link will be sent after registration



Kendra Gives Back Party for Sunflower House

Sunday, April 28, 2024 – Online or In-Store                                                              at Town Center Crossing from 12:15-2:15pm

Kendra Scott 
Town Center Crossing
4533 West 119th Street, Leawood, KS

Join us at the Kendra Scott store on Sunday, April 28 from 12:15 to 2:15pm  – purchases over $75.00 will receive a bouquet of sunflowers (while supplies last)!

20% of your purchase will be donated to Sunflower House.

Online Shopping Code: GIVEBACK-GLGQL


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