A Message from Gail
As we come to the end of 2022, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year. Here at KCSL, we have been reflecting not only on the past year but also on the last 30 years serving in our role as the Kansas chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America). Also in 2022, PCA America celebrated their golden anniversary. Our strategies to prevent child abuse have changed as we continue to learn the individual and economic impact on our communities. Since 1997, more research has been conducted on the negative effects and most recently the impact positive relationships or connections with a child or an adult can have to mitigate those trajectories.
Partnering for a Better Future
As we look toward the next 50 years with KCSL as the state chapter, we recognize solving child abuse must be done within partnerships. These partners include government, businesses, law enforcement, education, community corrections, and health, to name just a few. KCSL will continue to lead Kansas as we continue to protect and promote the well-being of children. KCSL will also continue to raise awareness about the impact of child abuse on our communities. We will continue to provide tools for parents and caregivers to reach their potential. KCSL will also continue to bring “unusual” partners to the table. Additionally, we will continue to advocate for meaningful change within state policies and regulations to support families because our vision is that every child is raised in a loving family and lives in a safe, nurturing community.
Join us in Supporting Families
As we move into 2023, we ask that you join us in raising your voice about the importance of supporting families in their own communities and wrapping around them to ensure all children can thrive.