Multidisciplinary team approach

Sunflower House, a children’s advocacy center, was created to improve interagency communication and to coordinate our community’s efforts to best meet the needs of children and their families in our two-county area.

A multidisciplinary team is a group of professionals who represent various disciplines and act collaboratively to promote a thorough understanding of case issues and assure the most effective response possible. The purpose of an interagency collaboration is to coordinate interventions so as to reduce potential trauma to children and their families.

A comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach facilitates efficient gathering and sharing of information broadens the knowledge by which decisions are made, and enhances communication among agencies. It also benefits the child by reducing the number of interviews and interviewers, enhancing victim support and increasing timely referrals for needed services.

Johnson and Wyandotte County Multidisciplinary Team Agencies

Bonner Springs Police Department
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Edwardsville Police Department
Fairway Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gardner Police Department
Johnson County District Attorney’s Office
Johnson County Mental Health Center
Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Johnson County Sheriff’s Department
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Kansas Department for Children and Families
Kansas City, Kansas Police Department
KU Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
KU Medical Center Police Department
Lake Quivira Police Department
Leawood Police Department
Lenexa Police Department
Merriam Police Department
Mission Police Department
Olathe Police Department
Overland Park Police Department
Prairie Village Police Department
Roeland Park Police Department
Shawnee Police Department
Spring Hill Police Department
Sunflower House
University of Kansas Hospital
Westwood Police Department
Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office
Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department