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.


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.


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.


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.


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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The UN passed a resolution recognizing Nov 18 as "World Day for the Prevention of, and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence". This historic event gives attention to preventing sexual violence against children.
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We are excited to share that our partners at @missourictf made a historic investment in the infrastructure of community-based organizations committed to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect, including Missouri KidsFirst and Missouri Child Advocacy Centers! Learn more: https://t.co/RxW8i59ZTL
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MO is among 19 states that allow children to be hit in public schools. But, experts agree that hitting kids does not promote healthy development. Read MKF's and Prevent Child Abuse America's full statements addressing corporal punishment in schools @ https://t.co/8FBSv8ALOW https://t.co/iktOpEdnOG


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