The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program’s (CFRP) 2011 Annual Report – Preventing Child Deaths in Missouri is now available. The report provides a statistical breakdown of child injuries and deaths both accidental and non-accidental by county and statewide. It also contains helpful recommendations for keeping children safe and reducing the chances for injuries and/or fatalities from occurring. Issued by the State Technical Assistance Team (STAT), Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), the report provides information about Missouri’s Child Fatality Review Program and reflects the work of many dedicated professionals throughout the state who strive to improve and protect the lives of Missouri’s youngest citizens.
The report indicates that in 2011, 976 child deaths were reported to STAT. Of those, 868 were subject to review by the coroner or medical examiner and county CFRP chairperson. Sixty-five Missouri children were victims of Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect, a decrease from the previous year.
Current and previous reports can be accessed here.