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When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

When I was a Kid ... I Didn't Know I was Being Abused

Colby, now 23, didn’t understand what abuse was as a child. His family didn’t know the long-lasting effects of child abuse. Now, he’s speaking out against child abuse so that more families know and understand what abuse is, and how to prevent it.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Create a Safety Plan.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Create a Safety Plan.

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed or anxious that you’ve let your emotions get the best of you, and have said or done something that you regret? We’ve all been in situations like this. Every day, we regulate our emotions by developing internal safety plans without even knowing it. A safety plan is a defined list of activities or actions that you can choose when you begin to feel overwhelmed.

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Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Alex Smith Honored for Work with Foster Youth

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and his wife Elizabeth are dedicated to helping foster care youth achieve their academic dreams. Together, they have been a life-changing partner for many young people in our YES (Youth Educational Success) Program. We are so pleased to be honoring Alex and Elizabeth for all they have done at our Spirit Awards on April 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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6 Ways You Can Make an Impact

6 Ways You Can Make an Impact

Every day we positively impact the lives of children, youth and families throughout our communities. However, we certainly can’t do this without your help. Our volunteers, supporters, and all of you who invest in our work are just as much a part of our mission as our case workers, nurses, educators and therapists. Here are six ways you can make an even bigger impact in 2017...

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3 Things to Know About Our Recent Merger

3 Things to Know About Our Recent Merger

Safe children and strong families create healthy communities. When it comes to achieving this goal, we are better together. That is why our founding agencies (Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam, and Spofford) partnered together nearly 20 years ago. That, plus the desire to do even more, is why we fully merged on January 1 into one organization — Cornerstones of Care.

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