Vicky Roper has worked in prevention for over 40 years, with the last 19 of those years at KCSL. She currently serves as the Prevent Child Abuse Kansas director overseeing KCSL’s primary prevention programs. Vicky works diligently with an upstream approach to serving children and families. Her passion for prevention work on the local, state and national level is notable.
What’s your favorite thing about working at KCSL?
My favorite thing is the great work we get to do and the great people we get to work with to do that work.
So far, what has been your favorite project?
I’m really excited about KCSL’s Wichita office becoming a Family Resource Center. Family Resource Centers are a hub of support in a community location. They help families to be successful, reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect and prevent the need for unnecessary formal child welfare involvement.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my three grandchildren.
Share a fact about you that people may not know.
My home in Topeka was destroyed by a tornado when I was first married. I was a high school English teacher, and my students helped us clean up afterwards. Then, the students created banners with Haiku poems written about their cleanup efforts.