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 education, build awareness and create societal change so that abuse and neglect never occur in the first place. We are committed to stopping abuse before it happens. By engaging and working with community partners, we promote and implement prevention efforts at both the state and local levels
The consequence of child abuse and neglect are far-reaching and long lasting. Child abuse and neglect severely impacts the health and safety of our communities.
Missouri KidsFirst believes that the key to individual, family and community economic success and viability is to assure all children are raised in safe, stable, nurturing families absent of all forms of child abuse and neglect.
Missouri KidsFirst believes the safety and well-being of children is the responsibility of every adult. Every individual, parent, organization and community can take simple steps to prevent child abuse and can contribute in their own way.