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Hotline: 800-392-3738

OUR VISION IS FOR EVERY CHILD TO BE SAFE FROM ABUSE.

Empowering adults to protect children.

SAFE-CARE

Missouri KidsFirst manages the SAFE-CARE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination-Child Abuse Resource and Education) network. SAFE-CARE is Missouri’s medical response to child abuse.

PREVENTION

Although we would like to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever occurring, we believe that adults must also be educated and empowered to recognize and react responsibly to child abuse.

POLICY

Missouri KidsFirst advocates in the Missouri General Assembly for policies and statewide funding for programs that protect and prioritize the safety and well-being of children.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

Missouri KidsFirst manages Missouri’s Child Abuse and Neglect, Mandated Reporter Training (free and online). We also provide in person mandated training to organizations for a fee.

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Missouri KidsFirst3 days ago
Technology and the internet can be an opportunity to learn, explore the world, and socialize and play with friends. But how do you protect them from the dangers that come along with it? By having ongoing conversations with your kids, educating them, and putting safeguards in place, you can help them have safer digital experiences.
https://www.d2l.org/digital-safety/
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
A huge thank you to those of you making donations to Missouri KidsFirst. Even after all these years, I get so excited when we receive a donation. MKF staff is small in numbers and we make a giant impact with your support. Thank YOU! #GivingTuesday #CoMoGives
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
We are excited to participate in CoMoGives for the first time. The CoMoGives campaign begins on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000. Learn more about CoMoGives: https://comogives.com/product/missouri-kidsfirst/
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Missouri KidsFirst1 month ago
This was not surprising news to Missouri KidsFirst. Learn more about the medical response to child abuse in Missouri at https://www.missourikidsfirst.org/our-work/safecare/
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
The Child Sexual Abuse Education Subcommittee of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children met on Monday, October 21. The group began working on guidance and training materials to assist with implementation of House Bill 604 passed by the General Assembly in 2019. The bill requires schools provide trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate sexual abuse training to students in all grades not lower than sixth grade.
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Missouri KidsFirst is at Holiday Inn Executive Center-Columbia Mall.3 months ago
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Holiday Inn Executive Center-Columbia Mall
Missouri KidsFirst is happy to welcome SAFE-CARE providers to the Annual Update training in Columbia today. SAFE-CARE providers provide medical exams for children when they have experienced abuse. Missouri is fortunate to have an amazing network of people who are expertly trained to medically diagnose child abuse.

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2 weeks ago
We are excited to participate in @CoMoGives for the first time. The CoMoGives campaign begins on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000. Learn more: https://t.co/nWqtGuekSs https://t.co/ygRuC0E84q
2 weeks ago
Learn more about the experience of children in foster care in Springfield, MO, including services provided by our own @CAC_Springfield and our partners @isabelshouse @GreatCircleOrg @fosteradopt_org @CASASWMO. https://t.co/e5mqzcqON8
4 weeks ago
More than 1.8 MILLION adults have been empowered to protect children by taking our training. The future is brighter for the next generation b/c of people like you. A special thank you to our #FacilitatorFam who make trainings happen. 🌟 https://t.co/JLnlMmxXfY #ittakescourage
1 month ago
This is not surprising news to us. Lean more about Missouri's medical response to child abuse here: https://t.co/MXEkI2pi2g

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2 months ago
Exciting news! MKF & @MOEducation convened the Education Subcommittee of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children to begin implementation of HB 604 requiring trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate sexual abuse training to students https://t.co/adDJTo7U20
2 months ago
Time to talk about child sexual abuse and how to help prevent and support #Missouri children!! Just another day in the life of a #SchoolPsychologist @MOEducation @MOKidsFirst @MOSchoolPsych @nasponline #NASPAdvocates https://t.co/PT6xmIdzmg

OUR STORY

Missouri KidsFirst primarily leads and supports communities in abuse prevention, provides training to multi-disciplinary team members engaged in child protection, and advocates public policies that address and prevent child abuse.

Missouri KidsFirst is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services.

For immediate help, please call Missouri’s Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

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Contact Us

520 Dix Road, Suite C
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-632-4600