First Annual Play Like a Kid! Field Day Success

  CAPA’s first ever Play Like a Kid! Field Day Fundraiser was held on June 10, 2022 at Jackson County Parks’ Franke Soccer Fields. Seventeen teams played 10 rounds of silly games for a great cause – helping CAPA raise nearly $25,000 to support its child abuse prevention and treatment programs. Congratulations to all the…

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We’re Hiring!

CAPA Therapists provide individual, family, and group counseling services for families who have experienced trauma.  Counseling services are provided in the CAPA office, virtually and/or in community-based settings, including but not limited to schools. Download the Therapist job description for details and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a current resume to CAPA Human Resources. Resumes…

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2021 Stockings of Hope is Here!

CAPA is making plans to bring a little hope and joy to children and families again this winter. Can you help? CAPA knows that families are able to do their best when they feel supported and this year, “hope” means a way for families to positively connect and enjoy some stress-free time together. This holiday…

KMBC KCWE Community Days

Watch for CAPA on KMBC/KCWE Channel 29!

Blue Ribbon Benefit

Enter to Win!

Join us raising support for our mission this April during Child Abuse Prevention Month and enter to win a $500 Visa Gift Card! Visit to enter and learn more.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

A Message from CAPA 2020 Board President, Merideth Parrish For nearly half a century, the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), has remained anchored in the fundamental belief that all children and families deserve to feel safe, cared for and loved. And in times like these, no truth could be more important as we find ourselves…

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CAPA Wish List

CAPA provides play therapy and family support services for hundreds of kids each year. You can help stock CAPA with needed supplies for play therapy kits as well as support basic family needs like diapers and groceries so children always have access to hope and healing. Download our Wish List and pick up a few things…

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Celebrating Play Therapy

February 7-13 is National Play Therapy Week! This is a great time to promote the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists! To learn more about the importance of play therapy and how play therapy works, visit the Association for Play Therapy at  CAPA is proud of its aspiring and credentialed Registered Play Therapists on…


A Message From Our Board

In recognition for her efforts and the strength of CAPA’s presence in our community, the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to change Rochelle Parker’s title from Executive Director to President/CEO. Read a message from CAPA’s Board of Directors here.

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Stockings of Hope

CAPA is busy making plans to bring a little hope and joy to children and families this winter. Can you help? Due to the on-going pandemic that has affected us all in so many ways this year, our annual Stockings of Hope program looks a little different in 2020. This year has been especially tough…