In this latest podcast, Brian Williams, Program Director, Randolph County Caring Community Partnership and Tim Fugate, ATR III Mid-Missouri Fatherhood Coalition Director speak with CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber about the Focus on Fatherhood program. They discuss the details of a multi-county comprehensive fatherhood support program (Randolph & Saline Counties) and how it’s working to enhance area fathers’ abilities to be better parents.
In this latest podcast, Regina Staves, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, speaks with CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber about the importance of developing and promoting emotional well-being in children. Dr. Staves discusses what emotional well-being looks like, positive role modeling and tips for parents on how they can promote positive emotional development in their child’s life.
As part of its Words Hurt, But They Also Help campaign, CTF has developed a new flier (PDF) for caretakers that promote emotional well-being in children. The flier also provides information about emotional abuse/neglect, also known as psychological maltreatment, and how these hurtful and harmful behaviors can have long-lasting effects.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout Missouri there are many activities and opportunities that support the health and well-being of children in which citizens can take part and become involved.
Debby Howland, Coordinator for the Kansas City Child Abuse Roundtable Coalition, speaks with CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber in this latest podcast about the work of the Roundtable and the many upcoming events in Kansas City to promote child abuse prevention.
In a related podcast, Becky Wood, Advancement Manager Special Events for Boys & Girls Town of Missouri – Jim D. Morris Campus, Springfield, discusses the Be A Lifesaver – Prevent Child Abuse Campaign in Greene County.
For a complete list of prevention events and training opportunities in April and throughout the year, go to our upcoming events calendar.
Internet safety including tips for parents to keep their children safe from cyber predators is the topic of this latest podcast from the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber is joined by Cherisse Thibaut, Missouri KidsFirst, and Lt. Joe Laramie, Glendale (MO) Police Department, who explore the ever changing world of online communication and discuss the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and their fight against online child exploitation.
(Lt. Joe Laramie with Cherisse Thibaut)
To report an an internet crime against a child please contact the Cyber Tipline at (800)843-5678. For additional information about protecting children on the internet go to INOBTR.ORG. An internet safety sheet (pdf) is also available from the State Technical Assistance Team.
Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) is a federal grant initiative administered in Missouri by the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). In this podcast, CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber is joined by several guests to discuss the innovative “Missouri model” of family support.
Guests include CBCAP Community Coordinators Beverly Wilburn (Pemiscot County Initiative Network – Caruthersville); Nancy Corley and Kari Clements (Alliance of Southwest Missouri – Joplin); and the CBCAP evaluation team of Jamie Myers (Prevention Consultants of Missouri – Rolla); William Holcomb, Ph.D. (Behavioral Health Concepts – Columbia); and Kenneth Bopp, Ph.D. (University of Missouri – Columbia).
Pictured left to right – Kirk Schreiber, Kari Clements, Jamie Myers, Beverly Wilburn, Ken Bopp, William Holcomb, and Nancy Corley)