February 22, 2017

Region 1 – Northwest




Region 1 is comprised of the northwest Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth.

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center, Trenton
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from sale of the CTF specialty prevent child abuse license plate to provide parenting classes offered at no cost to the community.  Classes are open to parents, grandparents, caretakers, childcare workers, school personnel and anyone having an interest in child development and parenting.For more information:
Lori Irvine, Executive Director

PATCH, Chillicothe
Prevention Focus:  Secondary – Parent Support and Education
PATCH of Chillicothe provides mothers housed at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, and their children, services necessary to maintain contact and strengthen family relationships during periods of separation due to incarceration.  Services during this time help to  increase protective factors and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect when the incarcerated parent is reunified with their child(ren).  PATCH provides: required parent education classes to increase understanding and improve the parenting skills of incarcerated mothers; supervised visits in PATCH visiting rooms between mother and her children; transportation for children who need rides to visit their mothers in prison; and ongoing support and encouragement to help mothers improve interactions with their children.  Moms must complete an eight week parent education course using Turning Points, a promising practice parent training program, in order to be eligible for a 4-hour visit with their child(ren) through the PATCH program.  Additional visits may be earned through on-going participation in the PATCH Parent Support Group meetings.
For more information:
Barb Burton, Program Director

St. Joseph Youth Alliance, St. Joseph
Every Child Matters
Prevention Focus: Primary – Safe Crib Program, Public Awareness Campaign
As part of the St. Joseph Community Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention, the Every Child Matter’s Program targets child safety issues through public awareness campaigns.  The safe sleep project promotes safe sleep practices through distribution of safe cribs and bedding to needy families.  Safe sleep education is presented to pediatric and nursing staff at Heartland Hospital, parents of newborns, soon-to-be parents as well as community groups.  The Coalition also promotes awareness of Missouri Safe Haven laws, provides education on drug endangered children issues, as well as implements a Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma prevention campaign.
For more information:
Anita Jolly

St. Joseph Youth Alliance, St. Joseph
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
St. Joseph Youth Alliance, with the support of the community Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention, will utilize funds raised through marketing the CTF Prevent Child Abuse License Plate to supply new cribs and mattresses that meet current quality safety requirements to families most at risk of co-sleeping.  Safe sleep education will be dissemenated to each family.
For more information:
Robin Hammond, Executive Director

YWCA of St. Joseph, St. Joseph
CTF License Plate Marketing Partner
Utilizes funds from the sale of the CTF specialty prevent child abuse license plate to support the Moms’ Time program.  Moms’ Time provides stress relief for moms and grandparents raising young children. In addition to stress relief activities, group sessions are held and include parenting skills, stress management, safety, health and discipline issues, as well as many other topics of interest for caretakers.
For more information:
Ellen Kisker, Prevention Educator

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