CASA’s mission is to provide caring trained volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children of our community so that each child can reach his or her full potential.
Find out how CASA's affect youth in our community and how to become a CASA yourself in this conversation between Amber Gonzalez, Education Coordinator of ICT S.O.S. and Kim Gerstenkorn, Program Manager of CASA.
Today the helper we are looking to Mary Stolz of the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. We discuss the history of WASAC and the services they provide, misconceptions around Sexual Assault and the connection between Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking. We also talk about how you as a community member can become a safe person for a victim or survivor of Sexual Assault to come to, the appropriate way to support a disclosure and what we need from YOU to bring and end to Sexual Assault.
Today the helpers we are looking to are Shelly Chinberg, Regional Area Director and Hayley Butts, Volunteer Manager of South Central Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Listen to find out how mentoring is one of the most important factors in keeping kids safe from human trafficking and 7 reasons why you should become a mentor this fall.
For Big Brothers Big Sisters information visit our show notes.
The 2020 Race4Freedom is September 12th - Register, Buy a T-Shirt or Donate HERE
All the proceeds from the Race For Freedom will be given to Rise Up For Youth. In today's podcast, Amber Gonzalez sits down with David and Lynn Gilkey, founders and mentors of Rise Up For Youth. Learn more about Rise Up For Youth on their website: www.riseupforyouth.org
Human trafficking has been placed in the spotlight on social media because of hashtags like #SaveOurChildren, #SaveOurKids, #SexTrafficAwareness. This has led to many people becoming passionate about tackling the issue of trafficking, sexual abuse, online exploitation and injustice in our world. Spreading awareness and becoming passionate about a worthy issue is a good thing, and can be a helpful thing. But, sometimes, we can unintentionally do harm in our effort to help.
Listen as Education Coordinator Amber Gonzalez, local expert on helping others TJ Lawson, and ICT S.O.S. intern Mo Rutledge discuss how you can become a helper in a positive beneficial way. This is a message not just for those seeking to help ICT S.O.S., but anyone desiring to help out on any issue.
For show notes visit https://ictsos.org/
In this episode, executive director Jennifer White has a conversation with Wichita Chief of Police Gordon Ramsay about the services and resources in our community such as, the Homeless Outreach Team, Housing, Social Workers, Integrated Care Team-Co-Responder for Mental Health Crises, the new program Lights On and the Youth Intervention Division that is being created.
You can find more information, resources in the Wichita area, and background information on Chief Ramsay on the ICT S.O.S. podcast page.
Katrina Breeden is a long time friend of ICT S.O.S. and serves on our prevention education facilitation team.
She is a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who provides trauma-informed Individual, Couple and Family Therapy. Katrina’s mission is to aid and assist the healing process one relationship at a time. Katrina specializes in survivor-centered treatment and values the importance of healing in order to strengthen individual and family connections.
Katrina is offering 6 free sessions of therapy for those affected by racial tensions...
"Real Life Counseling clinicians, in partnership with ROSE, Inc. (Reach Out 2 Someone Else, Inc.), are offering 6 free therapy sessions to those affected by racial tensions in our country. Many are struggling with grief over recent events, or live in fear of future violence and unrest. Others would like to understand their own reactions and/or how they can contribute to peace and reconciliation. We would invite anyone affected to take advantage of this offering regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status."
Contact Real Life Counseling with questions 316-425-7774.
Visit www.ictsos.org/blog for show notes.
In this episode, Executive Director Jennifer White, Education Coordinator Amber Gonzalez listen and learn from Terry Atwater, CEO and Executive Director of It Takes A Village, Incorporated regarding the recent protests in the Wichita area sparked by the death of George Floyd and how our community can move forward together as well as our responsibility as individuals to effect change. It Takes A Village is a transitional living environment that provides youth in foster care and other at-risk youth with a structured environment, educational and employment opportunities, life skills development and a place to call home. ICT S.O.S. has partnered with It Takes A Village for many years, we consider Terry Atwater a friend and admire his leadership in serving youth in our community.
Show notes and links can be found here: www.ictsos.org/blog
Mr. Rogers continues to inspire us and the helpers in our community. His T.V. show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, captured the hearts of kids and adults all over the world. But it wasn't just an entertaining show, built on fostering connection and childhood development, Mister Rogers Neighborhood pioneered educational television giving children a safe place to be belong and learn.
Back in November 2019, ICT S.O.S. held a special private screening of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood celebrating some of the helpers in Wichita. We interviewed helpers during the event to find out what they loved about Mr. Rogers and why they decided to become a helper. Liz Upton, MSW and Jennifer White discuss the life of Mr. Rogers and his pioneering work.
For show notes and more information about ICT S.O.S., please visit: www.ictsos.org/blog
In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and executive director Jennifer White discuss the state of ICT S.O.S and what we think might be coming down the line for the coming year, as well as how you in the community can remain involved as Covid-19 measures begin slowly lifting.
Show notes can be found here: www.ictsos.org/blog
In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and Forensic Nurse Megan Meier talk about supporting survivors of sexual assault and abuse during Covid-19, as well as address a couple common myths about sexual assault.
Show notes can be found here.
If you need assistance, please call the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center 24 hour crisis line: (316) 263-3002 or toll free 1-877-927-2248. You can also visit: www.wichitasac.com
In this episode, our education coordinator Amber Gonzalez and Lori Chandler of the Child Advocacy Center in Sedgwick County, discuss child abuse prevention during the pandemic and how April is child abuse awareness month.
For show notes visit www.ictsos.org/blog
Amber Gonzalez, Education Coordinator of ICT S.O.S. and Sierra Fair, Social Services Coordinator at Salvation Army talk about the work Salvation Army does for the community, what that work is like during the pandemic and how it's ultimately human trafficking prevention.
For show notes visit: ictsos.org/blog
Listen to Executive Director Jennifer White and Wichita Police Department, Detective Heather Huhman assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, discuss online exploitation and how parents can protect their kids online. Show Notes
Read and share Detective Huhman's message to parents: https://ictsos.org/a-detectives-message-to-parents-about-their-kids-online/
Jennifer White and Amber Gonzalez launch the first official podcast episode of Look For The Helpers. They discuss what ICT S.O.S. is up to during the pandemic, the helper they are looking to right now, and keeping your kids safe from human traffickers online. Stay tuned for future episodes!