Help A Teen
Teen relationships provide the foundation for future adult relationships.
Let’s help teens keep their relationships healthy!
Teens can access free, confidential SOS services just like adults by calling our 24/7 helpline: 800-825-1295 or 620-342-1870.
If they would like to set up a meeting, SOS advocates can meet at their school or teens can come to our SOS office in Emporia Monday- Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. SOS advocates have experience providing services to heterosexual and LGBTQ individuals, in English and Spanish.
Please note: Because teens are still minors, if they are a victim of child abuse (violence at the hands of an adult or someone 18+), the SOS victim advocate may be required to report this. Advocates will inform teens what they are required to report, prior to disclosure and what resources are available to them so they can make an empowered decision about what they wish to disclose.
Here is a video that focuses on Teen Dating Violence Awareness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2A7bo2kaDU&list=PLEtaJ7l0cXw8VQ-U-b2yhMzAb39j6gMIL&index=5
Learn about healthy vs unhealthy relationships with this video from One Love: https://vimeo.com/384073406/a5728daa61
Report Abuse or Neglect
If you believe a minor is in immediate danger, call 911. If you suspect abuse or neglect – or if a minor tells you about abuse, make a report by calling the Kansas 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-922-5330
Mandated reporters of abuse can also report abuse electronically at https://fw7.harmonyis.net/KansasLiveWebIntak
The Kansas Department for Children and Families is responsible for responding to reports of alleged abuse or neglect of a minor. SOS’ mission involves improving the lives of those affected by sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and neglect. The two programs that mainly deal with child abuse are our Child Advocacy Center, and CASA of the Flint Hills.
You can read more about child abuse reporting here: Kansas Reporting Hotlines