Reporting Abuse is
#Essential4Kids During Social Distancing

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 KidsFirst8 hours ago
Missouri KidsFirst is pleased to award the Standing with Children Award to Dr. Linda Shaw MSSW, MD, Child Abuse Pediatric Specialist , SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital her tireless work on behalf of Missouri's children through her multifaceted efforts as a clinician, leader, community educator, prevention proponent, and policy advocate.
Register here: http://ow.ly/BOQ250EstSm
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Missouri KidsFirst12 hours ago
Teachers- what is your role in providing and supporting child sexual abuse prevention education in schools? Hear from Jennifer Hoell, Physical Education teacher in the Kirkwood School District about the importance of sharing this information with students.
Watch video: https://youtu.be/fRVk_-KgN_M
#CAPM #Essential4Kids
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Department of Social Services Missouri Department of Mental Health Child Safe of Central Missouri, Inc. Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence Missouri's Children's Trust Fund Kids' Harbor, Inc. Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center Synergy Services Children's Center of Southwest Missouri The Child Center JFS St. Louis Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence School Social Workers Association of Missouri Missouri Association of Rural Education SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Missouri School Boards' Association Missouri School Counselor Association Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals Francis Howell School District Walden University
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Missouri KidsFirst1 day ago
Missouri KidsFirst is pleased to award the Standing with Children Award to Laura Bauer and Judy L. Thomas, journalists, The Kansas City Star for their longtime commitment to raising awareness of issues of child abuse and neglect in our state through their reporting. In 2020-21, their thorough coverage of the lack of oversight of Missouri's unlicensed youth residential facilities led to a statewide criminal investigation and the introduction of most comprehensive legislation to address abuse in these facilities in the state's history.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ahxN90gLSb2x1IUWgZOM0Q
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Missouri KidsFirst2 days ago
Did you know that starting with the 2020-21 school year all Missouri public schools are required to provide trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate sexual abuse training to students in grades 6-12? Learn more and find resources to help schools with this new requirement at http://ow.ly/jB2250EqyUZ

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationMissouri Department of Social Services Missouri Department of Mental Health Child Safe of Central Missouri, Inc. Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence Missouri's Children's Trust Fund Kids' Harbor, Inc. Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center Synergy Services Children's Center of Southwest Missouri The Child Center JFS St. Louis Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence School Social Workers Association of Missouri Missouri Association of Rural Education SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Missouri School Boards' Association Missouri School Counselor Association Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals Francis Howell School District Walden University St. Louis Center for Family Development Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri
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Missouri KidsFirst5 days ago
Building safer communities for all children means sharing resources equitably, expanding access to services, and cultivating conditions for positive childhood experiences. Learn how you can plant the seeds for better tomorrows for all children and families in your community: www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
#Essential4Kids #GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM #StrongFamilies #SafeKids
Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst6 days ago
Building safer communities for all children means sharing resources equitably, expanding access to services, and cultivating conditions for positive childhood experiences. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Z15u50El7n9
#Essential4Kids #GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM

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8 hours ago
Missouri KidsFirst is pleased to award the Standing with Children Award to Dr. Linda Shaw MSSW, MD, Child Abuse Pediatric Specialist, @cardinalglennon for her work on behalf of Missouri's children through her efforts as a clinician, leader, educator, and advocate. https://t.co/J16P1QMeTr
12 hours ago
Teachers- what is your role in providing and supporting child sexual abuse prevention education in schools? Jennifer Hoell @momoneybeet teacher in the Kirkwood School District shares the importance of sharing this information with students. Video: https://t.co/fxhZp9yi3D https://t.co/ZIuAiaYgcQ
1 day ago
Missouri KidsFirst is pleased to award the Standing with Children Award to Laura Bauer and Judy L. Thomas, journalists, @KCStar for their longtime commitment to raising awareness of issues of child abuse and neglect in our state through their reporting. https://t.co/i2XHvdJYSE
2 days ago
Did you know that starting with the 2020-21 school year all Missouri public schools are required to provide trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate sexual abuse training to students in grades 6-12? Learn more at https://t.co/zUbBbG3270 https://t.co/JGGllklujB
5 days ago
All families need support. Explore the 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide to learn more about the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive: https://t.co/vOyYM8UqLC
#GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM https://t.co/Ue0aVExEe6
6 days ago
Building safer communities for all children means sharing resources equitably, expanding access to services, and cultivating conditions for positive childhood experiences. Learn more: https://t.co/Gwb5O7zqTt
#Essential4Kids #GrowingBetterTogether #CAPM https://t.co/0lDn4VJtEd

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