July 28, 2015

CTF News

CTF Announces Grant Awards

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Board of Directors recently awarded more than $1.5 million in prevention funds in Fiscal Year 2016 to over 100 child-serving organizations throughout Missouri.  The grants will provide programs and services that strengthen families by building protective factors and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.  Of those awarded, 15 […]

Reducing Parent Stress through Baby Connect

In an effort to help young parents in Missouri’s Bootheel region, ParentLink at the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a grant from CTF, created Bootheel Baby Connect.  The project includes a Facebook group for parents of new babies who live in Missouri’s southeastern most region. The group provides parents with a network of friends with whom they can share positive parenting, challenges, and […]

Two toddlers die in hot cars on Father’s Day, reports KidsAndCars.org

OLATHE, KS. – Two children died of heatstroke in hot cars on Father’s Day, reports KidsAndCars.org, the only national nonprofit child safety organization working solely to prevent injuries and deaths of children in and around vehicles. Five children have died in hot cars already in June, bringing the total to 7 child vehicular heatstroke deaths […]

2015 Prevention Resource Guide

The 2015 Prevention Resource Guide – Making Meaningful Connections is now available to download.  The resource guide is produced annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Welfare Information Gateway, and FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. The 2015 guide was […]

Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month 2015

April is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month nationally and here in Missouri.  This year’s theme focuses on “Making Meaningful Connections.” Many communities around the state are gearing up for events and activities scheduled throughout the month to emphasize the critical importance of preventing child abuse and neglect and keeping children safe.   One of many events […]

PODCAST: The Importance of Parent Leadership

February is National Parent Leadership Month. For this podcast we talk about the importance of parent involvement and leadership in communities with Sam Blue, Community Engagement Specialist for the Vision for Children at Risk through Project LAUNCH in St. Louis. Blue is also a member of the FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council for Community Based Child […]

CTF Annual Report Available

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2014 highlights CTF’s prevention activities, events, grants and public education campaigns from July 2013 through June 2014. During that time, CTF awarded over $2.9 million in prevention funding to support 117 community-based programs providing home visitation, safe crib/safe sleep, crisis nursery, mentoring, parent education, sexual abuse prevention, family support, […]

An Easy Way to Check Off Child Abuse

There are many ways Missourians help children each and every day. One quick and easy way is to make a charitable donation on your Missouri tax form to the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF).  It’s been proven that a child’s experiences have a direct link to their health and well-being in adulthood. Investing in children early […]

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