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Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)


Youth ServicesBoard of DirectorsHuman ServicesNonprofit Member

About Us

Founded in 1975, CAPA's mission is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society that strengthen relationships and promote healing. CAPA programs include: 1. Mental health counseling for children and non-offending caregivers who have experienced abuse or family trauma; 2. Home-visiting/Family Support Services with wrap-around case management for new and expecting parents; and 3. Parent Skills Training classes and school-based as well as community-wide Prevention Education activities.

Each year, CAPA programs serve nearly 2,000 children and adults in Jackson County and the surrounding Kansas City metropolitan area. CAPA programs are strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, and provided in a culturally respectful way. No child or family is turned away based on their insurance status or inability to pay.


CAPA's playground
Play Therapy Room
CAPA Staff at Play Like a Kid!
Play Like a Kid! - Comprehensive Mental Health Plays Tug of War
Play Like a Kid! - United Way Plays Three-Legged Race
Baskets of Hope
Baskets of Hope - WaterOne Donations

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