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Missouri child advocacy centers are

RESILIENT!

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the COVID-19 pandemic to continue serving
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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 days ago
Schools! Do you need support implementing sexual abuse prevention education for students in MO? Everything you need is in one place! Check out the Guidance Document and Training Material created by the Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Coordination with DESE.
You can find it on the Missouri KidsFirst website: www.missourikidsfirst.org/our-work/school-based-education/guidance-document/.

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
School employees 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. We want to hear from you!

Take Survey: http://ow.ly/Y38C50FFKRN
Missouri KidsFirst
Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Looking for more resources to help your school district implement effective, evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention education? Check out the Guidance Document! Resources include mandated reporter information and a draft opt-out letter at www.missourikidsfirst.org/our-work/school-based-education/guidance-document/

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
School Employees- Helping kids is what you do! Are their times where you are not sure if a child is being harmed? Do you feel helpless as to how to respond? School employees need the skills to know what to do if abuse is observed or disclosed by a child. Check out Essential4Kids.org to learn what to do if you suspect child abuse.
Schools Employees are #Essential4Kids!
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
School psychologists are key to preventing child sexual abuse! Katya Sussman shares 4 ways school psychologists can support child sexual abuse prevention education in schools and communities.
Watch Now! https://youtu.be/VGJhWfJrERI

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
Confused about best practices for for implementing trauma informed, age appropriate child sexual abuse prevention training for students? Appendix C of the Guidance Document recommends best practices for local education agencies, schools, classrooms and families to create optimal learning environments for this difficult topic. Learn more at www.missourikidsfirst.org/our-work/school-based-education/guidance-document/

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool

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2 weeks ago
School employees 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. We want to hear from you!

Take Survey: https://t.co/hOki5wtcRM https://t.co/qnImCkoxwS
3 weeks ago
Looking for more to help your school district implement CSA education? Check out the Guidance Document! Resources include mandated reporter information and a draft opt-out letter at
https://t.co/qdhkxvaE4U

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool https://t.co/grrpqR6Xeb
3 weeks ago
Helping kids is what you do! Not sure if a child is being harmed? Feel helpless as to how to respond? School employees need to know what to do if abuse is observed or disclosed by a child. Check out https://t.co/lZ0ckVgiAB to learn more. #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #BacktoSchool https://t.co/km0W3FEQvl
3 weeks ago
School psychologists are key to preventing child sexual abuse! Katya Sussman shares 4 ways school psychologists can support CSA prevention education in schools and communities. https://t.co/5KAdoeDNPk

#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool https://t.co/rTSvHQCqgD
3 weeks ago
Confused about implementing child sexual abuse prevention training for students? Appendix C of the Guidance Document recommends best practices for this difficult topic. Learn more at https://t.co/qdhkxvaE4U
#Back2SchoolMKF #Essential4Kids #PreventCSA #Schools #BacktoSchool https://t.co/S50EbaB86i
3 weeks ago
Health / PE teacher Jennifer Hoell talks about her role as a teacher preventing child sexual abuse and shares advice for teachers who are implementing CSA prevention education in schools. https://t.co/FVvaBHck5p

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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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