Reporting Abuse is
#Essential4Kids During Social Distancing

Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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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 KidsFirst2 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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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Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Child abuse and neglect investigations and family assessments are complex and need professionals from several areas to come together.

Medical professionals, law enforcement, mental health, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, and other professionals make decisions together about how to help a child based on an interview that occurs as a Child Advocacy Center. CACs can offer therapy and medical exams, plus courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and other services.

Learn more about MDTs at http://ow.ly/wG5x50Bhek6
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Call the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. MO Children’s Division will address out of state reports if either the child or the alleged perpetrator lives in Missouri, may be found in Missouri or if the incident occurs in Missouri. You should also contact the other state’s child protective system to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect.
Contacts for all states can be found at: http://ow.ly/DZa150BhcvK
#Essential4Kids #Endchildabuse #Childsafety #Itstartswithme #Courage

Check us out on Twitter

2 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Child abuse and neglect investigations and family assessments are complex and need professionals from several areas to come together. MDTs bring professionals together to make decisions about how to help a child who has been harmed.
Learn more at https://t.co/tkXeNPRDSe https://t.co/50kVvkIX52
3 weeks ago
Call the MO CAN Hotline. MO CD addresses out of state reports if either child or alleged perpetrator lives in MO, may be found in MO or if incident occurs in MO. You should also contact the other state’s CD to report. Contacts for all 50 states: https://t.co/hOSDpB9MHw https://t.co/vOVebJRBOF
3 weeks ago
#Essential4Kids educates adults to report child abuse and neglect when it is suspected. Get the facts at https://t.co/wf8eXWdMsI. Stay tuned to our social media channels this week to get answers to FAQs. Receive FREE mandated reporter training at https://t.co/MFNh6634J5 https://t.co/I2MQh7RunT

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