July 29, 2016

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Hot, Cold or Otherwise…Never Leave Kids Alone in Cars!

Never Leave Kids Alone in Cars…Period! With extreme temperatures building across Missouri and much of the country,  the Children’s Trust Fund reminds everyone to never leave a child alone in a vehicle.  Missouri CTF’s ongoing Not Even For A Minute Campaign encourages parents and caregivers to NEVER leave children unattended in or around vehicles. Left alone in a vehicle for […]

Children’s Mental Health Week May 1 – 7

Children’s Mental Health Week is a critical time to bring awareness to the mental health needs of children and youth in Missouri.  Approximately 13–20 percent of children living in the United States experience a mental disorder in a given year.  Poor outcomes for these children can be prevented with early intervention and access to appropriate […]

CTF Board Member Honored

Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Board member Nanci A. Bobrow, Ph.D., St. Louis, was honored by Nurses For Newborns (NFN) on April 17, 2016 at the 18th Annual A Night for Newborns Dinner Auction presented by World Wide Technology, Inc.  Dr. Bobrow is the 3rd recipient of the Champion for Families Award, a special award honoring those who dedicate […]

Governor Appoints Wiseman to CTF Board

The Children’s Trust Fund welcomes Derek J. Wiseman, St. Louis, to the CTF Board of Directors.  Wiseman was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon with the appointment confirmed by the Senate on April 14. Wiseman is an attorney with Husch Blackwell law firm in St. Louis and a graduate of Washington University School of Law. He is […]

2016 Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Family & Community Trust (FACT), recently released the 2016 Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Book documenting the status of  children in all 114 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.  The annual report is a collaborative project of FACT, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) -University of Missouri, the Children’s Trust Fund […]

Prevention $ense, March 31, 2016

April is Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention Month April is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month here in Missouri and across the country.  This year’s theme focuses on Building Community, Building Hope. 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 […]

Within Our Reach:  A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse & Neglect Fatalities

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse & Neglect Fatalities issued a final report and recommendations on March 17, 2016. The 168-page report, entitled “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities,” presents 10 recommendations for actions to help organizations and communities implement a strategic response to protect children at high risk of fatality […]

Aiding in the Development of Vital Parenting Skills

Parenting for Prevention increases the availability of parenting classes and works to reach parents at their cognitive level. The program has been wholey funded by CTF and offered through the YWCA of St. Joseph.  Two ten-week sessions are held to provide parents information and to help develop parenting skills necessary to raising healthy children and to decrease the risk […]

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