April 16, 2014

CTF News

Kids Count in Missouri 2013 Data Available

University of Missouri’s Office of Social & Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) along with the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) recently released the KIDS COUNT in Missouri 2013 Data Book documenting the status of  children in all 114 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.  The annual publication is a collaborative initiative of the The Annie E. Casey Foundation, OSEDA, […]

April is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month both 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.   Go […]

Mentoring Young Parents

The Young Parent Program, through the New Madrid County Family Resource Center, is a mentoring program that helps young women and their partners during pregnancy and early parenting. The Young Parent Program works to help parents develop skills and independence through support, counseling and friendship.  The program focuses on continuing education, finding and maintaining employment, information on […]

30 Years, A Look Back with Nanci Bobrow, Ph.D.

Nanci Bobrow, Ph.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and a licensed Psychologist working with the Division of Endocrinology at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. She earned a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from St. Louis University. As a practitioner, Dr. Bobrow has held numerous local, state and […]

CTF Discretionary Funds Available

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) will be accepting grant applications for its annual discretionary funding program for state Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) on or after April 1, 2014.  Discretionary funding or ‘mini grants’ are designed to be responsive to low-cost prevention projects or needs identified by individual communities, organizations or agencies. […]

CTF Annual Report Available

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2013 is now available and highlights CTF’s prevention activities, events, grants and public education campaigns from July 2012 through June 2013. During that time, CTF distributed over $3.2 million in prevention funding to support 116 community-based programs providing home visitation, safe crib/safe sleep, crisis nursery, mentoring, parent […]

30 Years, A Look Back with W. Dudley McCarter

W. Dudley McCarter is an attorney with Behr, McCarter & Potter Law Office in St. Louis.  McCarter was appointed to CTF’s Board from 1996 through 2003 and served as Board Chair from 2001-2003. We caught up with him to talk about his time with the Children’s Trust Fund, which included CTF’s first Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention video […]

Check Off Child Abuse with a Single Mark

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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