Guidance Document

The multidisciplinary Education Subcommittee of the Missouri Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in collaboration with DESE and Missouri KidsFirst created Guidance and Training Materials to assist schools in implementing trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate sexual abuse training to students in accordance with Missouri law. (Section 170.045, RSMo)

The materials will be helpful for:

  • local education agencies/schools/school personnel
  • the surrounding community
  • state and local agencies
  • organizations that are involved in implementing child sexual abuse prevention programs in Missouri schools


  • Includes appropriate sexual abuse prevention curriculums
  • Includes framework and Teaching Considerations for grades K-12
  • Provides examples of several approaches to sexual abuse prevention education that are based on evidence-informed, effective prevention programs
  • Contains resources for identifying and engaging community partners

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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