Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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Hotline: 800-392-3738


Empowering adults to protect children.


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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Stewards of Children Facilitator Workshop in February 2019
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We are fully restocked with Stewards of Children workbooks! Call us today to bring this important training to your community for free. Help us end child sexual abuse in Missouri! Darkness to Light Missouri's Children's Trust Fund #csaprevention #preventionispossible #itstartswithyou #ittakescourage #marchto10k #kidsfirst #tippingpoint
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
We are at Firley YMCA in Jeff City today for the Community Wellness Expo from 9-1pm! Stop by to hear about Missouri KidsFirst’s Prevention work and get a jump start in purchasing your April pinwheels!!!
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
Even though #GivingTuesday is over until next year, there are still plenty of opportunities for your philanthropy at Missouri KidsFirst. Visit our website or contact us to learn how you can continue to support child abuse prevention, response, and intervention in Missouri!
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
Another day of strategic planning for MKF... so excited to be finalizing our vision of how we are going to protect Missouri’s children and improve services for those who have experienced child abuse and neglect. #Protectmokids #missourinonprofit #itstartswithyou #greatchildhoods #primaryprevention #PCAMo #childadvocacy #10kby2020 #SAFE-CARE #childabuseintervention
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Missouri KidsFirst is feeling grateful.2 months ago
We at Missouri KidsFirst want to thank everyone who donated their time, services, or money during #GivingTuesday. Your donations are vital to the success of Missouri KidsFirst and ending child abuse in Missouri!

On this #ThankYouWednesday, we want you all to know how valuable you are to our mission and our organization!!

A special thanks to Joy Oesterly, Rebecca James, Ronda Mackey, and William Fields for your donations yesterday! (If we missed your donation, let us know!)

And thank you to everyone who liked and followed our page or shared our posts, as well as those of you who shopped using Amazon Smile to benefit Missouri KidsFirst!

Check us out on Twitter

4 days ago
We are fully restocked with @Darkness2Light Stewards of Children workbooks. Call us today to bring this free training to your city and help us end child sexual abuse in MO! #csaprevention #preventionispossible #marchto10k #tippingpoint #kidsfirst https://t.co/ebo5ruhAeS
5 days ago
Welcome to Missouri we look forward to working with you! @DSS_Missouri announces David Kurt as new Children’s Division Director https://t.co/lVpd8n3SeF
5 days ago
Multi-decade Study Found Childhood Trauma Exposure Common, Raising Health Risks in Adulthood https://t.co/YqzZ9EPRZH
1 week ago
MIssouri KidsFirst’s Director of Public Policy ⁦ @jseitzfanning⁩ & Board of Director member ⁦ @mackiemackie⁩ walking the #moleg hallways advocating for kids! #greatchildhoods #sessionkickoff https://t.co/qJ4v3JxLrl
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Welcome back #moleg! Let’s work together this year to keep kids safe and promote #GreatChildhoods! https://t.co/bUnAxoBRcE
3 weeks ago
ICYMI--Congress successfully passed legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA)! We are very grateful for the steadfast leadership from Missouri's own @RoyBlunt on this legislation! #KidsFirst https://t.co/5U65LYMoDj


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