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Reporting Abuse is #Essential4Kids

Reporting Abuse is

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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.


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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Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) offer therapy and medical exams, courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and other services. This is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT) response and is a core part of CACs. Learn more about MO's CACs at https://t.co/cof9zAyOj6 https://t.co/hfa3RKLSxh
MKF serves the 15 MO regional Child Advocacy Centers or CACs. At a CAC, a child tells their story once to an interviewer who knows the right questions to ask in a way that does not not retraumatize the child. Learn more about CACs at https://t.co/Dro9KuC2AY #ItsYourBusiness https://t.co/JFqVAc07sS
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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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Phone: 573-632-4600