April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Help us raise awareness by wearing our Pinwheels for Prevention t-shirt, displaying a yard sign or planting a Pinwheel garden!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Help us raise awareness by wearing our Pinwheels for Prevention t-shirt, displaying a yard sign or planting a Pinwheel garden!

Get Involved! Join us by wearing our Pinwheels for Prevention t-shirt,
displaying a yard sign or planting a Pinwheel garden!

100% of the proceeds funds Missouri KidsFirst work to End Child Abuse Now!

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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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Missouri KidsFirst2 hours ago
April is Child Abuse Prevention month... a time to celebrate #GreatChildhoods, honor survivors, and recognize all of the child abuse professionals and advocates who work so hard every day to put Missouri’s children first. Thank you, Blue Springs Missouri, Special Victims Unit for being Superheroes and rocking our Pinwheels for Prevention t shirts to help us raise awareness about the importance of child abuse prevention!
(Bottom row), Detectives Kate Tipton, Kelly Caster, Carol Yeager, (Top Row) Detectives David Johnson, Kevin Lange, Det. Sgt. Mike Russell, and Martin Kreissler

Join us in painting Missouri BLUE in April by ordering your own pinwheels and t shirts today! www.missourikidsfirst.org

#MoKidsFirst #PCAMo #preventionispossible #GoBlue #MoGoBlue
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Help us paint Missouri blue this April for Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting a pinwheel garden at your building or in your neighborhood! Pinwheels represent hope, health, and happiness. Planting pinwheels raises awareness about child abuse prevention, and recognizes that child development is a building block for community and economic development.

Here are pictures from some of the beautiful pinwheel gardens planted last year!

Order your pinwheel garden today by visiting our store at https://www.missourikidsfirst.org/product/pinwheel/
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Order your Pinwheels & Pinwheel for Prevention T Shirts today!!! Let's turn all of Missouri BLUE this April for Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Order at https://www.missourikidsfirst.org/shop/
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Missouri KidsFirst is gearing up for April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Our community calendar is filling up with events to support child abuse prevention.

We love to see communities supporting children! If you'd like to know how to get involved and help us prevent child abuse, visit our website at https://www.missourikidsfirst.org/get-involved/
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Did you know that National #GoBlueDay is April 5th, 2019? Go Blue Day is an opportunity for Missourians to wear blue, the official color of prevention, to show solidarity and support for ending child abuse now! Missouri KidsFirst will also be hosting statewide #MOGoBlueDay every Friday in April!

Looking for something blue to wear? Visit our store to buy a 2019 Missouri Pinwheels for Prevention t-shirt!
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Missouri KidsFirst4 weeks ago
Child Abuse Prevention Month is quickly approaching! April is right around the corner, and our calendar is filling up with community events to increase awareness and advocate for more Child Abuse Prevention in Missouri!

If you're wondering how you can get involved, feel free to check out our website at www.missourikidsfirst.org!

We offer options with varying cost and commitment levels - from buying a t-shirt to wear on national #GoBlueDay on April 5th, to sponsoring a pinwheel to be planted at the Governor's Mansion, to purchasing and planting a community pinwheel garden display at your location.

Also, don't forget to save the date for our annual Standing with Children Luncheon: Monday, April 29, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsorships and tickets are available - contact us for more information!

Check us out on Twitter

23 hours ago
It’s almost April - CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH ! Here in the 26th Circuit, we are reaching out to engage our faith community in increasing awareness of child abuse and neglect in our communities and partner in prevention efforts! #good4MOkids #prevention #GoBlue https://t.co/TNlpL7CW1P
5 days ago
Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri provides hope for abused children https://t.co/ah9HsBso5E
5 days ago
Register now for the 2019 Missouri Children’s Trauma Network training summit April 30-May 1. https://t.co/7y6kQ0285T https://t.co/8frPT0V2hB
2 weeks ago
The House Budget Committee finished markup and voted out the FY 2020 budget bills last night. Now it will head to the full House for approval. #moleg https://t.co/KQo4jjoA21
3 weeks ago
Today, we announced a new Child Care Working Group that will work to ensure safe & quality care for Missouri children. Staff from @HealthyLivingMo, @DSS_Missouri, @MoPublicSafety, @MOEducation, & @AGEricSchmitt office will work to determine opportunities for improvement. https://t.co/TC4Kt1xozC
3 weeks ago
Tickets now available! Join us at our annual Standing With Children luncheon on Monday, April 29 at 11:30 AM at the Millbottom. It's going to be an outstanding event you don't want to miss! For more information: https://t.co/ClviDMjEfL#GreatChildhoods #StandingWithChildren


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