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Missouri child advocacy centers are

RESILIENT!

Click here to read how they adapted to
the COVID-19 pandemic to continue serving
children and families.

Reporting Abuse is #Essential4Kids

Reporting Abuse is
#Essential4Kids

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Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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Our vision is for all children to be
treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

Missouri KidsFirst empowers adults to protect children from abuse and neglect through community education, professional training, and child advocacy.

SAFE-CARE

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.

PREVENTION

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.

POLICY

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.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

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 KidsFirst7 hours ago
Survivor and activist Erin Merryn’s namesake, Erin’s Law requires public schools to implement age appropriate prevention child sexual abuse programs for students. Missouri has adopted Erin’s Law. Learn more @ www.erinslaw.org/erins-law/

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool
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Missouri KidsFirst1 day ago
Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Creating safer school environments for students? Check. Missouri KidsFirst is gearing up for #Back2School! Stay tuned to learn more about MO’s mandated child sexual abuse prevention education for students and other ways to make this school year safe for all students. Learn more @ www.missourikidsfirst.org/our-work/school-based-education
#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools
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Missouri KidsFirst2 days ago
August means back to school in Missouri! Teachers, Administrators, School Personnel and Caregivers check out our posts all month long to learn how you can create safer school environments free of child sexual abuse for all Missouri students!

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool
Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst4 days ago
School personnel involved with child safety and well-being, we need your feedback!

Take a moment to fill out this short survey about providing school-based children sexual abuse prevention training to students.

Follow us in August for resources to help your school implement this new requirement!

Take Survey: http://ow.ly/Y38C50FFKRN
Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
President Biden signs the #VOCAFix bill! This legislation will help to stabilize the Crime Victims Fund which supports all Missouri Child Advocacy Centers. The need for this bill was urgent--funds coming in to MO have declined over the past several years. A special thanks to Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner for championing this legislation from the beginning.
Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
The VOCA Fix Act heads to the president's desk for signature tonight. Thank you for your work and support in getting kids the services they deserve.

Check us out on Twitter

7 hours ago
Survivor and activist Erin Merryn’s namesake, Erin’s Law requires public schools to implement age appropriate prevention child sexual abuse programs for students. Missouri has adopted Erin’s Law. Learn more @ https://t.co/IAytuZW6ZP
#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #BacktoSchool https://t.co/KYgN8g7JIF
1 day ago
Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Creating safer school environments for students? Check. Missouri KidsFirst is gearing up for #Back2School! Stay tuned and learn more @ https://t.co/PsxhhMSEZr

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools https://t.co/mFzEAYEocc
2 days ago
August means back to school in Missouri! Teachers, Administrators, School Personnel and Caregivers check out our posts all month long to learn how you can create safer school environments free of child sexual abuse for all Missouri students! #Back2SchoolMKF #BacktoSchool https://t.co/HZjGXASpWF
4 days ago
All school personnel involved with child safety, please take a moment to fill out this survey about providing school-based children sexual abuse prevention training to students. Follow our social media channels in August for more info!
Take the survey: https://t.co/0JBtJOP8dt https://t.co/EVhNIeWvq4
2 weeks ago
I am extremely happy to announce the President signed into law my VOCA Fix Act today.

This is incredible news for victims of traumatic crimes like sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse.

Read my full statement here.

https://t.co/4lahDpLcHL https://t.co/0xJRiqhVTg
3 weeks ago
Missouri KidsFirst is pleased to announce that yesterday
@GovParsonMO signed the historic “Residential Care Facility Notification Act” into law. HB 557 creates safeguards for children living in unlicensed boarding schools. #moleg
Learn more: https://t.co/SDhS7ax71I https://t.co/ptOsQFXqOv

OUR STORY

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.

For immediate help, please call Missouri’s Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

Missouri KidsFirst is not a 24-hour service provider and does not provide crisis services.

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