The Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 highlights CTF’s prevention activities, grants, public education campaigns, training and partnerships from July 2015 through June 2016. During that time, CTF awarded over $1.8 million in prevention funding to support 103 community-based programs providing home visiting, safe crib, crisis nursery, mentoring, parent education, sexual abuse prevention, family support, fatherhood initiatives, integrating the protective factors, public awareness, training and much more. View or download annual report .
Child Maltreatment 2015presents an aggregate view of child abuse and neglect in the United States based on State-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). This resource includes information on the reports made to child protective services (CPS), the children involved in CPS cases, child fatalities, perpetrators of child abuse and neglect, and available services.
Highlights from Child Maltreatment 2015 include the following:
Neglect was the most common type of child maltreatment in 2015, which 75.3 percent of victims experienced.
For States able to report on the alcohol abuse caregiver risk factor, 10.3 percent of victims and 5.5 percent of non victims were reported with this caregiver risk factor. For reporting States, 25.4 percent of victims and 8.1 percent of non victims were reported with the drug abuse caregiver risk factor.
For 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died of abuse and neglect at a rate of 2.25 deaths per 100,000.
It’s tax time again and a gift to CTF through Missouri’s Tax Check-off Programmakes a BIG difference in the life of a child at risk for abuse and neglect. A child’s experiences have a direct link to their health and well-being in adulthood. Investing in children early in their life is key to helping them have a successful future. Last year generous Missourians donated $133,308 to CTF through the tax check-off program. This year, thanks to Missourians like you, we are hopeful to equal and even exceed that amount. So whether you file electronically or the traditional way, it’s easy to make a donation to CTF. Just look for the child’s handprints. With your help we ARE making a difference in preventing abuse and neglect and building strong families. Check out our new :30 video!