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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Missouri KidsFirst6 days ago
Are you ready to be a part of a network of 45 authorized facilitators who provide Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention training in Missouri? Be a part of providing a training that has been tested, proven, adapted, and awarded as an effective tool for positive community change.

Register today to join the movement!
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Today is the last day to donate to Missouri KidsFirst through CoMoGives. Learn more about CoMoGives:
Make your donation now! #CoMoGives
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Missouri KidsFirst1 month ago
Technology and the internet can be an opportunity to learn, explore the world, and socialize and play with friends. But how do you protect them from the dangers that come along with it? By having ongoing conversations with your kids, educating them, and putting safeguards in place, you can help them have safer digital experiences.
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
A huge thank you to those of you making donations to Missouri KidsFirst. Even after all these years, I get so excited when we receive a donation. MKF staff is small in numbers and we make a giant impact with your support. Thank YOU! #GivingTuesday #CoMoGives
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Missouri KidsFirst2 months ago
We are excited to participate in CoMoGives for the first time. The CoMoGives campaign begins on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000. Learn more about CoMoGives:
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Missouri KidsFirst3 months ago
This was not surprising news to Missouri KidsFirst. Learn more about the medical response to child abuse in Missouri at

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6 days ago
Good morning! Another busy #moleg day. Today we testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee about the importance of investment in programs from @DSS_Missouri @MoPublicSafety @HealthyLivingMo that bring justice and healing to children who have experienced abuse and neglect
7 days ago
The work of @VoicesCAC, our Child Advocacy Center in St. Joseph, MO, brings justice and healing to children who have experienced abuse. via @newspressnow
1 week ago
In 2018, Missouri removed the statute of limitations for prosecuting criminal cases of child sexual abuse. This year, lawmakers could do the same for civil lawsuits. #moleg via @stltoday
1 week ago
The vast majority of child sexual abuse victims struggle with the trauma for years. If they are willing to bravely stand up, whenever that may happen, we need to empower them. #moleg
1 week ago
Today, Missouri KidsFirst kicked of the #moleg session by testifying in support of HB 1411, a bill to eliminate the statute of limitations in civil suits for sexual offenses against children. This would grant more access to the justice system for victims of child sexual abuse
3 weeks ago
We need to do all we can to keep kids safe. Having a complete understanding of the circumstances of every child abuse-related death will give policymakers, law enforcement & public health officials the information needed to prevent these heinous deaths.


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