The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.
The 2015-2016 Signature Programming featured three important issues that drove our work across the Kansas City community. One of these issues, Abuse & Neglect, gave members an opportunity to work with partner organizations to speak out for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The L.E.A.P. Program (Learn, Education, Advocate and Protect) works in partnership with the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Sunflower House to organize and coordinate training sessions on child abuse prevention. Licensed staff of MOCSA or Sunflower House facilitate the trainings.
Because all of these programs are new, it’s great to be able to look back at the end of the year and see how they have taken off. Seventy-four people have been trained so far this year. One of the biggest trainings was for an outside group of twenty-five student social workers from KU Med. There are several new groups that are interested in signing up for the training including a few schools. If you know of a group that would like to receive training, have them contact Ruth Rostocil.
A big thanks to the committee – Ruth Rostocil, Abby Moog, Maureen Corn, Taylor Fournier & JoAnn York – for getting this program off the ground during the 2015-2016 League year!