Join Missouri KidsFirst for Pinwheel Garden Today

Prevent Child Abuse Missouri, a program of Missouri KidsFirst will be gathering at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 13th for the 2nd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Community Pinwheel Garden.  The Ceremony will begin at Noon on the south lawn of the Capitol.

A huge thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Danny O’Neill
Liberty Auto Parts & Salvage Co.
Cherol Bowman Thibaut
Bob & Anna Thibaut
In Memory of Trudie Scott (MASN/SW)
Brown Center for Violence & Injury Prevention
Jason L. Call Attorney, Carson & Coil, P.C.
Laura & Steven Burger
Susan & Philip Burger
Sara & Ted Rohrbach
Dolores & Morris Burger
Burgers’ Smokehouse
New Horizons Christian Church, Cool Valley
Nela Beetem
Central District MO Assoc of School Nurses
Marjorie & Richard Cole
Catherine Cole
Alejandra Cole
Tomas Cole
Randolph Caring Community
Missouri Association of School Nurses
Rose Brooks Center
St. Louis Crisis Nursery
Joe Laramie
The Neely’s Nathan, Donna, Sarah, Jennifer & Erin
Miss Metro St. Louis Organization
TNT Surplus
Emma & Susan Oesterly
Tanda Penny
Rev. Collette Jones
Gary L Penny, Alpha Phi Alpha (LM 3282)
New Horizons Community Support Services
Becca Ruengert
Thrivent Financial
Evers & Company CPAs, LLC
Glenn & Janet Shepard
Barbara Jacobs
Shirley McCullough
Joshua & Quanita Penny Evans
Margaret & Brenda Oesterly
Gary & Joy Penny

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Cost of Injury Reports Available on CDC Website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center is pleased to announce the release of the new WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) Cost of Injury Reports. WISQARS™ data can be used to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional injury and violence-related injury in the United States. The Cost of Injury Reports module provides cost estimates for injury deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits where the patient was treated and released.

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State-level Indicators for Social-emotional Development: Building Better Systems

The National Center for Children in Poverty has issue the report, State-level Indicators for Social-emotional Development: Building Better Systems, The report addresses the process of creating a system of indicators for social-emotional wellness, examines recent state experiences in this area, and describes a framework for moving forward in the development of indicators for state policymakers.

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Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Partners

The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with First 5LA, has developed Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Partners. This new resource helps support and sustain families’ involvement in decisions about themselves, their children, services, and their communities. It provides valuable resources and how to’s for implementing three powerful strategies communities can use.

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Society may be willing to pay a high price to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The amount the public will pay to prevent the death of a child may be twice that of an adult, according to a new University of Georgia study that asked 199 individuals how much they would pay to prevent a death from child abuse or neglect. Read more.

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Child Welfare Outcomes Data Website Available

The Children’s Bureau has launched a new website featuring data from the Child Welfare Outcomes Reports. The site makes the latest Child Welfare Outcomes data available for you to view in a variety of ways according to your needs. Child Welfare Outcomes data for 2006 through 2009 are currently available.

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Don’t Miss “Being Cyber Smart” Webinar Series

Three sessions of the “Being Cyber Smart” webinar series are coming up:

“Online Enticement”— Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:00am – 10:30am
“Gaming”— Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:00am – 10:30am
“Access to Inappropriate Materials”— Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:00am – 10:30am

The four archived sessions of the series are: What is a Digital Citizen; How to Protect Your Name, Identify and Reputation Online; The Digital Divide; Cyberbullying; and Sexting.

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Child Maltreatment 2009 Available Now

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released Child Maltreatment 2009, the 20th in a series of reports designed to provide national statistics on child abuse and neglect. Read Child Maltreatment 2009.

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Support Child Abuse Prevention During Tax Preparation

It is the time of year when many folks begin to think about filing income taxes.  When doing your taxes this year, don’t forget to check off child abuse on your Missouri Income Tax form and donate to Missouri’s Children’s Trust Fund.

Roni Deutch Tax Center makes tax preparation easy and the Tax Center will donate $20 for each return when you tell them you were referred by Prevent Child Abuse Missouri/Missouri KidsFirst.

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Prevent Child Abuse Missouri Launches Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

Prevent Child Abuse Missouri, a program of Missouri KidsFirst, is launching the 2011 online Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit. The toolkit contains materials individuals and communities may modify and use to support local child abuse prevention efforts.

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