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 a link.3 weeks ago
A Missouri House bill would require school districts and charter schools to disclose and inquire about sexual misconduct of former or prospective employees.
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
What a powerful start to our day. Thank you, Sasha Newlin, for sharing your story with us, inspiring us to hope, and reminding us that we are all beautiful children at heart. 💙 #MoKidsTraumaNetwork #endchildabusenow #protectmokids
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Missouri KidsFirst is at The Millbottom.3 weeks ago
We are so thankful to everyone who attended our Standing with Children Luncheon yesterday. It was an amazing day! #mokidsfirst #protectmokids #endchildabusenow #greatchildhoods @ The Millbottom
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
The 2019 Standing with Children Luncheon was a great success today thanks in part to our amazing sponsors.
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Missouri KidsFirst is attending an event with Emma Overschmidt and Annie Becker Wilson at The Millbottom.3 weeks ago
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We are all ready to welcome folks to our Standing with Children Luncheon!! Can’t wait to recognize some outstanding Child Advocates!!
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Missouri KidsFirst4 weeks ago
We are happy to have Empower Missouri, Thrivent, Naught-Naught Insurance Agency, the Missouri Pediatric Foundation, Jack Jensen, Keith Ray Mackie, Amy and Greg Overschmidt and Gary and Joy Penny as bronze sponsors for the Standing With Children Luncheon next Monday, April 29, 2019.

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9 hours ago
We’re proud to be building important partnerships to take on the dark and inhumane world of human trafficking in Missouri. #Moleg
11 hours ago
Missouri Attorney General’s office joins FBI efforts to fight human trafficking, exploiting children
5 days ago
“With all the changes it has become an omnibus kid bill, there have been a number of provisions put into it to help the most vulnerable,” said Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman. “It is a lot of different ways our children are going to be safer.” #moleg
5 days ago
#HB397 also adds provisions to protect victims of trafficking. Previous victims that were under the age of 18 when charged may now have their records expunged. This is progress! #moleg
5 days ago
Congratulations to Sen. @JillSchupp for working hard to keep children safe in childcare settings and to Sen. Sater and @RepDistrict58 for “fixing the glitch” to ensure that youth from foster care can maintain insurance coverage when they move. #HB397 #moleg
5 days ago
BREAKING #moleg update: #HB397 Truly Agreed and Finally Passed. Congratulations and many thanks to @meaccoleman for leading the charge! This bill has multiple provisions to protect and provide for our children.


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