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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Missouri KidsFirst shared North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center's post.9 hours ago
Join our team at our wonderful CAC in Trenton as an advocate who directly helps kids and families who have suffered abuse. We need you!!!
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Missouri KidsFirst10 hours ago
Make a difference in your community by training others about preventing child sexual abuse. Registration is open and scholarships are available!! December 5, 2018 in St. Louis.
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Missouri KidsFirst1 day ago
Congratulations to Michael Turner and Ozark Foothills CAC in Poplar Bluff!!!
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Want to become a d Stewards of Children Facilitator? Register to attend our Facilitator Workshop on 12/5/18!
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Missouri KidsFirst1 week 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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5 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
6 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
4 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


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