SKIL was created by; is driven by; and is focused on persons with disabilities, their families, and communities. We provide Advocacy, Education, and Support with Customer Controlled services to break down and remove existing barriers and bridge social gaps to ensure and preserve Equality and Independence for all.


 

If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
Get more info here: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/

 


Due to the potential spread of the Corona Virus, all SKIL Offices will be closed to visitors and the general public until further notice.

SKIL staff will continue providing services while the offices are closed. Communication, during this time, will take place through phone, email or fax.
If needing to turn in or receive a hire packet and/or other paperwork, we encourage you to send your information by email to your local SKIL office.
When bringing paperwork to SKIL offices during regular business hours, call that office, and someone will come to the door to assist you.

 Thank You for your patience in these extraordinary times! 
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Argument Tools

What Communication Tools Do You use in Arguments?

 

Sarcasm

Ridicule

Distortions

Sulking

Accusations

Interruptions

Refusal to respond

Not listening

Laughing at partner

Turning the issue around to use against partner

Changing subject to your own issues

Severe or frequent criticism

Provoking guilt

Playing the victim

Rolling your eyes or smirking at your partner

Yelling

Swearing

Name-calling, insults, or put-downs

Walking out

Towering over partner

Advancing on partner

Blocking doorways

Other forms of intimidation and threats to harm

Threatening to leave partner

The Warning Signs of Abuse

 

The Warning Signs of Abuse

Do you speak disrespectfully of your former partners?

Are you disrespectful, cutting or sarcastic toward your partner?

Did you push favors or make a show of your generosity early in the relationship?

Are you controlling your partner's right to make personal decisions?

Are you possessive and jealous?

Is there always an explanation or promise and you rarely take responsibility for wrongs?

Are you self-centered in your conversations and frustrated at not getting what you want?

Do you abuse alcohol or drugs?

Do you pressure or manipulate for sex?

Do you find yourself getting serious quickly in relationships?

Do you tend to use intimidation when you are angry?

Do you have one set of rules for yourself and another for others, especially your partners?

Have you said that most women are users and manipulative?

Do you have public behaviors different from private behaviors with your partners?

Are you attracted to women who seem to need rescue?

Abuse and Parenting

Abuse and Parenting

 

1. Do you undermine her parenting authority?

2. Do you interfere with both her discipline and her nurturing?

3. Have you used the children on purpose to hurt your partner?

4. Have you used explanations to shape your children's perceptions of you and their mother to fit your needs?

5. Do you place their mother in double-bind because as she tries to keep you clam, the kids lose?

Family Peace Initiative

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Click here to read how Violence uses Power and Control in a cycle of abuse.
Click here to see how Non-violence can result in a cycle that produces equality.
To better understand the Change Process from Domestic Violence to Family Peace click here. 
For information on  “Abuse and Parenting” click here.
For information on “The Warning Signs of Abuse” click here.
For information on “What Communication Tools Do You use in Arguments?” click here.

1. Two orientation sessions follow the assessment as an introduction to the group process and the program.

2. After orientation, a group will be assigned that best fits the client’s needs and schedule.

3. Psycho-educational group sessions will continue for 24 weeks with a structured curriculum.

4. Fees for group sessions will be are at $30.00 per session.

5. Coordination with involved agencies and authorities about attendance, progress and completion will be ongoing

Voting & Registration

Voting & Registration

Kansas elections are conducted by the counties with oversight by the Secretary of State's office. Voter registration application (español) forms must be submitted to the county election officer where the applicant lives. The deadline to register to vote is the fifteenth day before any election.

For more assistance with voting registration contact your nearest SKIL office, contact us via this website, or call 800-688-5616 to speak with a SKIL representative.