October 30, 2014

CTF News

Fostering Supportive Environments for Kids

A new guide is available on how communities can foster supportive environments for children.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released Building Community Commitment for Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments, developed by Prevention Institute (PI). This publication provides guidance to mobilize communities to create safe spaces and settings that keep kids safe […]

Guiding Teen Parents Toward Success

The Independence School District’s (ISD) Teen Parenting Support program offers expectant and new teen parents opportunities to continue their education while getting support for all of the new responsibilities facing them. The ISD not only uses home visitation and case management to support teen parents, but provides an opportunity for them to bring their children into the classroom […]

PODCAST: Mandated Reporting in Missouri, What’s Changed

In this podcast Children’s Trust Fund Executive Director Kirk Schreiber speaks with Cherisse Thibaut, Prevention and Community Outreach Manager for Missouri KidsFirst, about mandated reporting in Missouri.  They discuss recent legislation that has changed, who is required to report suspected abuse, and why the changes were made.  Changes to mandated reporter requirements.  Thibaut also discussed how to report […]

25th Edition Kids Count Data Book Available

The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has released The KIDS COUNT Data Book 2014 .  The annual publication documents child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2014 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four domains: (1) economic […]

Making Meaningful Connections – 2014 Prevention Resource Guide

The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides numerous resources for child abuse and neglect prevention, including the 2014 Prevention Resource Guide entitled Making New Connections.  The Resource Guide is created annually to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals in their work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being of children and families. Others including policymakers, parent educators, family support […]

Educating Children and Parents about Sexual Abuse

Project Aware is a school and community based sexual abuse prevention education program, provided through the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), Kansas City and supported by the Children’s Trust Fund.  The free program educates children, parents, school staff and interested community members throughout Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass Counties.  Project aware teaches pre-k through […]

Kids and Vehicles…a Dangerous Combination

Many parents face the decision about whether or not to leave the kids in the car while they run a quick errand, in the name of convenience.  But this seemingly innocent act can turn deadly in just seconds.  It’s important that all parents and caregivers realize that it is never safe to leave a child […]

CTF Welcomes Michelle Crockett

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) welcomes Michelle Crockett, Carthage, to its Board of Directors.  She was recently appointed to the Board by Governor Jay Nixon.  Currently the director of talent acquisition for Leggett & Platt, Inc.,  Crockett previously was executive director of Barceda Families, a non-profit agency providing child abuse prevention, intervention and family support […]

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