Dominic Carter
9 min readNov 19, 2022


Child Advocacy Centers are Changing the World by Helping Children

The Heroes of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County in Wichita Kansas. Saving the lives of vulnerable children. Led by Interim Executive Directors Suzi Thien & Jean Hogan while the wonderful Diana Schunn was out on Sick Leave

Look at the faces in the above photo. Do you see what I see?

Do you see the resolve?

Do you see the dedication?

The professionalism?

Do you see the fact that they save the lives of Children each and every day.

Vulnerable Children. Children that have been abused.

Children that have been sexually abused.

They are the staff of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County in Wichita Kansas. November 4th, 2022, the Child Advocacy Center there held their annual Heroes Gala. The first such in-person annual event for a few years because of COVID. The theme of “Celebrating Heroes and Restoring Hope.” I (Dominic Carter) served as their keynote speaker. But it wasn’t about me. I was there to honor the phenomenal community work done by these professionals.

Wichita, Kansas. (Nov 2022) Dominic Carter received a standing ovation at a Child Advocacy Center Gala.

On this day in Wichita, upon my arrival it was about 75 degrees outside and beautiful. I thought what wonderful weather. But the next morning — -the day of the event — -which happened to be a Friday….the first Friday of the month in November…it rained all day and was quite cold. From the moment I walked outside the hotel about 7am until nighttime. (expecting the weather to be beautiful like the day before) That’s when some of the folks told me Kansas is known for unpredictable weather. I was getting a front-row seat. But here is the point. Nothing was going to stop the resolve of this group. The Child Advocacy Center in Wichita is in a large light brown/tan brick building, and staffers were there to meet me at now 7:30 AM in the pouring rain. I was doing a morning break-out session before the gala that evening.

The on stage high-five is with one of the rock stars of this Child Advocacy Center, Jessica Eck, the Development Director. “In rome do as the romans do.” After having fun mocking the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, Dominic replaced his suit jacket with guess what? A Chiefs Jersey.

In a nutshell, Child Advocacy Centers provide a child-friendly, safe, supportive environment for child victims of



Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter is a Political Commentator/WABC Radio. Dominic also is a Keynote Speaker on Child Abuse, Foster Care, and Mental Illness.