DARKNESS TO LIGHT
STEWARDS OF CHILDREN TRAINING:

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 @ 6 P.M.

Immaculate Conception School
1208 E. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Missouri KidsFirst leads and supports
communities in abuse prevention!

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Hotline: 800-392-3738

OUR VISION IS FOR EVERY CHILD TO BE SAFE FROM ABUSE.

Empowering adults to protect children.

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 KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Even though #GivingTuesday is over until next year, there are still plenty of opportunities for your philanthropy at Missouri KidsFirst. Visit our website or contact us to learn how you can continue to support child abuse prevention, response, and intervention in Missouri!
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Missouri KidsFirst2 weeks ago
Another day of strategic planning for MKF... so excited to be finalizing our vision of how we are going to protect Missouri’s children and improve services for those who have experienced child abuse and neglect. #Protectmokids #missourinonprofit #itstartswithyou #greatchildhoods #primaryprevention #PCAMo #childadvocacy #10kby2020 #SAFE-CARE #childabuseintervention
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Missouri KidsFirst is feeling grateful.2 weeks ago
We at Missouri KidsFirst want to thank everyone who donated their time, services, or money during #GivingTuesday. Your donations are vital to the success of Missouri KidsFirst and ending child abuse in Missouri!

On this #ThankYouWednesday, we want you all to know how valuable you are to our mission and our organization!!

A special thanks to Joy Oesterly, Rebecca James, Ronda Mackey, and William Fields for your donations yesterday! (If we missed your donation, let us know!)

And thank you to everyone who liked and followed our page or shared our posts, as well as those of you who shopped using Amazon Smile to benefit Missouri KidsFirst!
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
#GivingTuesday is almost over... only 6 more hours to go! It's not too late to participate in this global day of giving!

Visit www.missourikidsfirst.org to donate now and help end child abuse in Missouri!
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Missouri KidsFirst3 weeks ago
This #GivingTuesday, donate to Missouri KidsFirst and help improve Missouri's statewide child abuse response, intervention, and prevention!

At Missouri KidsFirst, we know that it is every adult's responsibility to help prevent child abuse. Visit our website at the link below to donate now!

Your donation will fund efforts to: increase child abuse prevention awareness and education throughout Missouri; provide education and training to Missouri's Child Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary Teams; improve child abuse response and intervention measures in Missouri; and impact Missouri's public policy and legislative measures regarding child abuse.

To find out more about what you can do in your community, like and follow us on Facebook, and visit our website to learn more!
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Missouri KidsFirst is asking for donations.3 weeks ago
Good Morning, and welcome to #GivingTuesday 2018! Follow along with us today as we participate in this global day of giving.

If you partake in charitable giving today, be it your time, money, goods, or other donations, don't forget to take a selfie and, either with a caption or with the template at the link below, explain why you are giving. Use the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday, and share with your friends!

Comment below about your #GivingTuesday! We'd love to see your #UNselfie pictures and hear your giving stories!

Here's the link to the #UNselfie sign: https://www.givingtuesday.org/sites/default/files/2018-11/%23UNselfie.pdf

Check us out on Twitter

2 days ago
So glad you visited @STLChildrens @SaraForMissouri! Did you know they are one of Missouri’s three child abuse resource hospitals and provide leadership to the SAFE-CARE network? #KidsFirst #moleg https://t.co/RemvNw4K4L
Sara Walsh @SaraForMissouri
Visited @STLChildrens / @BJC_HealthCare St. Louis Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all surveyed categories. Campus is 16 full city blocks. #moleg #freshmantour https://t.co/oJyqyW9nrF
3 days ago
Our mission is to empower adults to protect children. We are proud to partner with @Darkness2Light for our Stewards of Children Initiative. Learn more: https://t.co/wulWOIui8w #ItStartsWithYou https://t.co/VcGt7M8Zqn
Darkness to Light @Darkness2Light
Helping adults better protect the kids in their care and letting survivors know they aren't alone is at the heart of Darkness to Light. Because of you, we are able to make this world a safer place for children. #ItTakesCourage #ItStartsWithYou https://t.co/9HBAw9JbyQ
2 weeks ago
New Congress presents new opportunities! From @ChronicleSC's @deimpel: Beyond Family First-Congress Should Boost Funding to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect. https://t.co/S9VEUgIqYe
2 weeks ago
Home Visiting Credited with Cutting Infant Placement into Foster Care by Half in New York--article highlights success of the @HFAatPCA Healthy Families America model #Prevention https://t.co/2IkurmlLYe
2 weeks ago
"State officials say Healthy Families New York (HFNY) is the primary reason why the number of newborns removed into foster care in the state has plummeted while most states have seen the opposite trend occurring." https://t.co/0mBYsUf1BA
2 weeks ago
#Childsexualabuse thrives in an environment of denial & fear. As adults, we must have the courage necessary to understand the issue and stand up for children. Start by learning the facts. #ItStartsWithYou #ItTakesCourage https://t.co/d5SaaKO8pX

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.

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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Contact Us

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