Each year there are over one million confirmed cases of child maltreatment in the United States and thousands of reported and confirmed cases in Missouri. Last year Child Advocacy Centers in Missouri … [Read more...]
Missouri KidsFirst became officially chartered as the Missouri chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America in December 2010. As the Prevent Child Abuse Missouri Chapter, Missouri KidsFirst works to provide … [Read More...]
Missouri’s Mandated Reporter Requirements Have Changed (Section 162.069.3 RSMo) (Section 210.115 RSMo) “All mandatory reporters shall, upon finding reasonable cause, directly and immediately report suspected child abuse or neglect” “No supervisor or administrator may impede or inhibit any reporting…” “No internal investigation can be initiated until a report has been made.” “Abuse is not limited to… [Continue Reading]
Missouri KidsFirst has collaborated with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs to incorporate child sexual abuse prevention skills into home visiting programs. The Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Parent Empowerment Guide lists five steps to prevent child sexual abuse and includes a community resources page…. [Continue Reading]
May, 2014 Legislative Summary Missouri KidsFirst works tirelessly with our partners to create a state with strong laws and policies that protect children. Here are the legislative and appropriations outcomes from this year’s legislative session: Funding Increase for Children’s Division One of the most important funding decisions made this year by the General Assembly was allocating… [Continue Reading]
By Mark C. Eshleman featuring Tyler Joseph The internet has such a big impact on young people and if we were going to make a powerful video, we wanted to tackle what seemed to be the biggest issue: being a good online citizen. Watch Video
Pinwheels represent hope, health and happiness. The pinwheel represents Missouri’s efforts to change the way our state thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., St. Louis, Missouri. Please join us for the Inaugural presentation of the Missouri KidsFirst Standing with Children Award. Honoring U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, State Representative Sue Allen and State Representative Marsha Haefner. Please join Missouri KidsFirst in honoring legislators that have stood up to protect Missouri’s children. Platinum… [Continue Reading]
Pinwheels for Prevention is a national and local public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur. ALL ADULTS are responsible for the safety and well-being of Missouri’s children. You can… [Continue Reading]
The Senate Law Enforcement Caucus and the House Victims’ Rights Caucus will hold a joint congressional staff briefing to briefly discuss CACs/MDTs and the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013. The briefing, today, Thursday Feb. 27th at 3pm EST in SVC 212-10, is aimed at providing Members and staff an opportunity to… [Continue Reading]
The 2014 Child Abuse Prevention T-shirt is ready! Order yours today!
Adult sizes: small, medium, large, x-large, 2x-large, 3x-large, 4x-large and 5x-large available now.
Youth sizes may be ordered … [Read More...]