Combating local child abuse is the focus of a new website launched by the Junior League of Wichita.
ChildAbuseWichita.org offers a one-stop community resource for victims and witnesses of child abuse, information on prevention and intervention, awareness events and fundraisers.
There is also information about volunteer opportunities, statistics on the prevalence of child abuse locally and a list of area organizations that serve abuse victims.
The site is a partnership between about 20 local agencies that provide services to victims of child abuse and the Junior League of Wichita, an organization of women devoted to voluntarism and community improvement. It can be accessed at www.childabusewichita.org.
“Child abuse is a complicated issue that affects every facet of our community,” Kristin Baker, chair for Junior League of Wichita’s child abuse website, said in a news release.
“Our hope is that the website will serve as a valuable resource for many different types of people, and we are proud to give the site as a gift to our community.”