Merideth Parrish

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…

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We’re Hiring!

CAPA is seeking qualified candidates for open Therapist positions at its Independence, MO and Kansas City, MO locations. CAPA Therapists provide individual, family, and group counseling services for children and families who have experienced trauma. Counseling services will be provided in the CAPA office, virtually, and/or in community- based settings, including but not limited to…


Virtual Parenting Skills Training Opportunity

Attend parenting classes from home! CAPA will continue to offer virtual Parenting Skills Training classes throughout fall 2020. Participants must have internet access. Classes utilize the Zoom video conferencing platform. Click here for the fall class schedule and information about how to register.

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Internship Opportunities

  Graduate students! CAPA has internship opportunities available for fall 2020. Join us in helping heal hearts and homes.   Click here to learn more.


Celebrating 45 Years

CAPA celebrates 45 years of healing hearts and homes    


COVID-19 Update

For the safety of our staff, interns and clients, and in conjunction with local government guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, our Independence and Kansas City office locations will be closed through April 25th. Our 45th Anniversary Celebration of Heroes Luncheon scheduled for April 16th and other community events for Child Abuse Awareness Month…