Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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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 KidsFirst2 days ago
Want to become a d Stewards of Children Facilitator? Register to attend our Facilitator Workshop on 12/5/18!
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Missouri KidsFirst5 days ago
Did you know... Nearly 1 in 5 students in Missouri say they are bullied.

#ReportIt to the Missouri School Violence Hotline by calling 1-866-748-7047 & we can help. #MOSafeSchools
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Missouri KidsFirst added 4 new photos.3 weeks ago
We partnered with The Child Center, Inc. and had a great training for Lincoln County R-III Schools teachers, staff and parents this week!!! Thank you to Parents as Teachers' Ellen Geiger and Linda Schmid, Principal Groeber, and Superintendant Penny for prioritizing the safety of your kids. We know there are thousands of Missouri's children sitting in school right now who have suffered, or are suffering from sexual abuse. Wouldn't it be incredible for EVERY Missouri teacher, staff and parent to receive education on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse? We can end child sexual abuse in Missouri, but it takes every single one of us to know and do our part to protect the kids in our lives.

Contact us today to bring Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training to your community for free and help keep kids safe. #itstartswithyou #10kby2020
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Missouri KidsFirst shared Darkness to Light's post.3 weeks ago
Your kids & teens may be hearing about sexual assault - whether they're listening to the news or reading on social media. This is a good time to use this as a conversation starter & to keep the lines of communication open with them so they can bring questions to you. #ItStartsWithYou
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Missouri KidsFirst shared Darkness to Light's post.3 weeks ago
We believe and support survivors! Delayed disclosures of sexual abuse are NORMAL, and some survivors never reveal the trauma they have suffered. Attend a Stewards of Children training and learn the facts about child sexual abuse and learn how to prevent it from happening in the first place. It is up to all of us to protect children. #ItStartsWithYou #BelieveSurvivors
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Missouri KidsFirst shared Child Care Aware of Missouri's photo.4 weeks ago
Thank you for helping us empower Missouri’s mandated reporters Child Care Aware of Missouri!

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2 days ago
Want to become a d Stewards of Children Facilitator? Register to attend our Facilitator Workshop on 12/5/18! https://t.co/YW8Uuybcxu https://t.co/xoYhbzfgBy
3 days ago
Why does society make survivors feel so afraid to share our stories? Abusers should be the ones to feel shame and guilt and be judged, not survivors. It is completely backwards, and we need to #fliptheswitch. via @BostonGlobe https://t.co/0UBB4AevNQ
3 weeks ago
Your kids & teens may be hearing about sexual assault - listening to the news or reading on social media. This is a good time to use this as a conversation starter & to keep the lines of communication open so they can bring questions to you. via @NPR https://t.co/Alj7BTx2o1
4 weeks ago
Very good meeting and tour of the Child Advocacy Center today. They are a great resource for our community helping children who need it most. @HannahKellyMO @RepSonya131 https://t.co/OwXNy1S8yD

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