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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 weeks 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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Missouri KidsFirst4 weeks ago
The Child Sexual Abuse Education Subcommittee of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children met on Monday, October 21. The group began working on guidance and training materials to assist with implementation of House Bill 604 passed by the General Assembly in 2019. The bill requires schools provide trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate sexual abuse training to students in all grades not lower than sixth grade.
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Missouri KidsFirst is at Holiday Inn Executive Center-Columbia Mall.2 months ago
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Missouri KidsFirst is happy to welcome SAFE-CARE providers to the Annual Update training in Columbia today. SAFE-CARE providers provide medical exams for children when they have experienced abuse. Missouri is fortunate to have an amazing network of people who are expertly trained to medically diagnose child abuse.
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Missouri KidsFirst3 months ago
We love showing off the amazing work of Child Advocacy Centers in Missouri! Check out what's happening in Kansas City! Exciting partnership between Child Protection Center, Inc. & MOCSA
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Wishing this for every school in every district. Honestly, it doesn't change anything about education - but a simple change in mindset about what kids have been through makes all the difference in how they will absorb the information being provided to them at school.
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Missouri KidsFirst3 months ago
Missouri is headed #BacktoSchool! This is the time to ask questions about a school’s child protection policies and how teachers work to minimize the opportunity for abuse to occur.
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More than 1.8 MILLION adults have been empowered to protect children by taking our training. The future is brighter for the next generation b/c of people like you. A special thank you to our #FacilitatorFam who make trainings happen. 🌟 #ittakescourage
2 weeks ago
This is not surprising news to us. Lean more about Missouri's medical response to child abuse here:
3 weeks ago
Exciting news! MKF & @MOEducation convened the Education Subcommittee of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children to begin implementation of HB 604 requiring trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate sexual abuse training to students
4 weeks ago
Time to talk about child sexual abuse and how to help prevent and support #Missouri children!! Just another day in the life of a #SchoolPsychologist @MOEducation @MOKidsFirst @MOSchoolPsych @nasponline #NASPAdvocates
1 month ago
We appreciated the opportunity to work w/ @MOKidsFirst to present information about our Crime Victims’ Compensation, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam, & Child Physical Abuse Forensic Exam programs to the Missouri Network of Child Advocacy Centers’ Victim Advocates. #SupportVictims
2 months ago
Adverse Childhood Experiences ( #ACEs) are preventable, not inevitable. Check out our new resource on stopping ACEs from happening in the first place — Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence. #VetoViolence


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