November 29, 2015

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CTF News

Mugg Receives 2015 Chair Award

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), Missouri’s foundation for child abuse and neglect prevention, recently presented the 2015 Chair Award to Patrice Mugg of Kirkwood in recognition of her outstanding dedication, commitment and service for her efforts toward improving the well-being of children. Originally appointed by former Governor Matt Blunt, Mugg has been a member of […]

Board Members Elected to Leadership Roles

During the Children’s Trust Fund’s (CTF) annual fall board meeting October 14 and 15, 2015 in Jefferson City, the board elected Margaret Peggy Krokstrom, Chesterfield, as the new board chair, and John Heskett, Ed.D., also of Chesterfield, as the new chair-elect. Krokstrom replaces outgoing board chair Charmaine Smith, University City, who has served in the […]

LaFaver Appointed to CTF Board of Directors

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) welcomes State Representative Jeremy LaFaver, Kansas City, to the CTF Board of Directors. Rep. LaFaver was appointed November 12, 2015 by Speaker of the House Todd Richardson. First elected to the House in 2012 and re-elected in 2014, LaFaver represents District 25 in Jackson County. Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. […]

Building Nurturing Parenting Skills for Parents

The Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) Children and Family Ministries works with pregnant women and new parents to develop skills that will help them build strong bonds with their babies thanks to a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund. Using the evidence-based Nurturing Parents curriculum, Pregnancy Service Specialists work with parents to create a plan that promotes healthy and […]

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Since 2011, the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children has brought together prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates and other community members who work together to address child sexual abuse. Mostly through policy and systems advocacy, the group works to make Missouri safer for children. The task force has recognized four areas of priority. They include: 1. Standardized […]

Empowering Families During Stressful Times

Stressful situations can take a toll on families and sometimes parents may feel like they’ve reached their breaking point.  In those moments there are resources available to help.  One such resource is CTF grantee Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.  Since 1986, the program has made available a helpline for families who feel like they don’t have anywhere […]

PODCAST: Protecting Children Against Sexual Abuse Part 1

In this podcast, Kirk Schreiber, CTF Executive Director, discusses the prevention of sexual abuse of children with Cherisse Thibaut, Manager, Prevention and Community Engagement with Missouri KidsFirst and Nancy Corley, Director of Child and Family Wellbeing, The Alliance of Southwest Missouri.  The group talks about defining sexual abuse and the impact that it can have on individuals and […]

It’s Hot Hot Hot! Never Leave Kids Alone in Cars

It’s Hot Hot Hot! Never Leave Kids Alone in Cars…Period! Summer months in Missouri often means extreme heat, which can pose extreme risk for kids who are stuck in a car. The Children’s Trust Fund’s Not Even For A Minute Campaign encourages parents and caregivers to NEVER leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Left alone in […]

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