Reporting Abuse is
#Essential4Kids During Social Distancing

Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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Our vision is for all children to be
treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

Missouri KidsFirst empowers adults to protect children from abuse and neglect through community education, professional training, and child advocacy.

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 weeks ago
Congratulations to the National Children's Alliance,our national association, for being awarded the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services from the US Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime. This National Crime Victims’ Service Awards category recognizes a program, organization, or individual who has helped to expand the reach of victims’ rights and services.

If you have three minutes to spare, watch the short award video about the work of CACs. CACs are #Essential4Kids!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDc0GD3z3Q0
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National Children’s Alliance - 2020 National Crime Victims' Service Awards
The National Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes and supports communities in providing a coordinated, comprehensive resp...
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
The more we understand our child protection systems the better equipped we are to help children. Making a child abuse and neglect hotline call can be scary and overwhelming. Want to learn how it works?

Listen to this sample hotline call to gain confidence and knowledge about the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQCb89_pqU&t=10s

Remember, you are #Essential4Kids.
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Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Call Example: Missouri KidsFirst
The more we understand our child protection systems the better equip we are to help children. Making a child abuse and neglect hotline call can be scary and ...
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Missouri KidsFirst1 month ago
The CDC developed a #COVIDー19 Parent Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being to help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving children and young people in recognizing children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental health challenges and helping to ensure their well-being. Learn more:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/parental-resource-kit/index.html

#Essential4Kids
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
Promoting the safety of children and the integrity and preservation of their families is the role of the Children’s Division’s. CD can recommend that a child be placed out of their homes if they are in risk of danger. This is called protective custody.

Only law enforcement, physicians, and juvenile officers may take emergency protective custody of a child. In any intervention to protect a child from harm CD must proceed with the approaches that are the least intrusive to the families’ integrity while balancing parental rights and the risk of harm to the child.

Learn more at essential4kids.org

#Essential4Kids #Endchildabuse #Childsafety #Courage
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
The FBI warns that complaints about cybercrimes against children are up more than 250% in Baltimore alone, and nationwide, they say the numbers are staggering.
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
Watch as Maren Mellem, Manager of Forensic Services for Child Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, explains how CACs conduct forensic interviews with children to create a safe space for children who have been abuse or neglected to tell their stories.

Learn more about CACs from the National Children's Alliance .
https://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/cac-model/
#Essential4Kids #CAC #CASGL #Whyweshine
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Thanks for sharing, @missourictf! We join you and @MOKidsFirst in empowering adults to protect children from abuse and neglect. https://t.co/TbLgh6WedA
2 days ago
The #FiveDaysofAction is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from abuse. Join us and help create a safer world for the children in your life. Learn more at https://t.co/5N81odnMCZ.
#ProtectOurKids #StopChildAbuse https://t.co/Y90WvwdsGc
1 week ago
We rebooted our Twitter and are finding our friends again! 🎉 If you’re getting re-followed 👋👋
1 month ago
New @CDCgov #COVID19 Parent Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being to help support parents, caregivers, and other adults: https://t.co/HqnNrljdRn
2 months ago
Promoting the safety of children and the integrity and preservation of their families is the role of the Children’s Division’s. CD must proceed with approaches that are the least intrusive to the families’ while balancing parental rights and the risk of harm to the child. https://t.co/pidHi15R3d
2 months ago
Watch as Maren Mellem, Manager of Forensic Services for CASGSL, explains how CACs conduct forensic interviews with children who have been abused or neglected to tell their stories. Watch: https://t.co/qpkUnPFwpB

Learn more about CACs at
https://t.co/dR6lUHUQ1C https://t.co/aI7uzywGaF

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.

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

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

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