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 KidsFirst1 day ago
Honored to talk about our work and the many ways our community can get involved in child abuse prevention at Jefferson City’s Kiwanis meeting today! #CAPmonth #greatchildhoods #pinwheelsforprevention #April2019 #GoBlue
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Missouri KidsFirst shared Darkness to Light's post.1 week ago
It’s the perfect time to check in with your kids, (both boys and girls), and talk about consent. Darkness to Light provides great resources to help begin this conversation. Our prevention manager, Annie Becker Wilson, will be talking to her boys this weekend... will you? #itstartswithyou #ittakescourage #bethechange
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Missouri KidsFirst1 week ago
The state's child abuse and neglect hotline (1800-392-3738) is where adults in Missouri need to report child abuse. The Chidhelp national hotline will provide crisis intervention, resources and referrals. Childhelp does NOT accept reports of child abuse that result in investigations.
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Missouri KidsFirst added 2 new photos — feeling fantastic with Donna Neely and 4 others.1 week ago
It’s important to take some time to celebrate our awesome staff. Happy happy birthday to our Donna. What would we ever do without you???
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Becoming a Stewards of Children Facilitator! #itstartswithyou #10kby2020
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Missouri KidsFirst shared MOCSA's post.2 weeks ago
Congratulations, Rene!!! We are so grateful for your expertise on this critical issue, and very excited to continue our work together on the Task Force to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.

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1 week ago
Grooming children for sex trafficking consists of convincing someone to send a risky picture and then using it to extort them. Parents form the front line in the fight to protect their child against traffickers by monitoring or blocking questionable activity. #ChildSexTrafficking
3 weeks ago
Thank you to @CoraFaith4MO for hosting a @Darkness2Light Stewards for Children training! For more information on the training or how to host one in your community: #itstartswithyou #10kby2020
3 weeks ago
“Right now not all of our laws treat victims as victims and this right now is essentially a loophole where a young person can be charged with prostitution when they are a victim of #trafficking.” – @jseitzfanning of @MOKidsFirst. | #MOLeg @meaccoleman
3 weeks ago
. @GovParsonMO budget would help 1,529 additional high needs MO families in rural & urban areas receive the research-proven Parents as Teachers #HomeVisiting pgm #moleg #StrongFamilies @kidswinmissouri @MOKidsFirst @missourinet


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