The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) develops and provides rack cards, posters, electronic fliers, DVDs and other parenting materials that support its donor and public education campaigns:
- Get Your License to Care — CTF Specialty License Plates
- Strengthening Families
- Positive Parenting
- Not Even for a Minute (NEFAM)’ — dangers of leaving children unattended in or around vehicles
- Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention
- Safe Sleep
These materials are available by an email or phone request or by completing the online Literature Order Form to individuals, childcare agencies, hospitals, home visitation programs, health agencies, schools and other family support/serving organizations to increase awareness and help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
CTF prides itself in the development of literature that is informational, attractive and easily understood. It is our intent that our materials serve as useful tools in your efforts to support Strong Families, Safe Kids.
Materials sent to Missouri organizations and individuals are free of charge; however, CTF encourages recipients to consider making a donation to help continue this service. Any donation is appreciated, but certainly not required. There is a small fee per item for out-of-state requests.
Go to online Literature Order Form.
Your License to Care
Have you seen the neat plates with the green handprints? Those are the CTF specialty license plates, and this rack card provides information on how to obtain one. The required $25 annual contribution can be designated to your local License Plate Partner. The plate serves as a moving billboard about the importance of prevention and sports our green hand prints logo and the “Prevent Child Abuse” message. Find more CTF License Plate resources here.
Strengthening Families Framework
Strengthening Families Protective Factors are strengths within families and communities that serve to protect children and promote their healthy development and well-being, especially during times of stress. Building these strengths at every opportunity is a proven way to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Be sure to also check out the related Strong Parents, Stable Children: Building Protective Factors to Strengthen Families training.
Positive Parenting Tips
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) and the Parents As Teachers National Center (PATNC) created a series of positive parenting tips to help everyone better understand and care for infants through pre-school aged children. Available in electronic format only. CTF is also pleased to provide valuable advice from experts in the fields of child development and education, through our Texting Positive Parenting Tips. simply text CTF4Kids to 74574.
“Not Even for Minute” — Never Leave Children Alone in or around Vehicles
Do you run a daycare, a convenient store or do you work in a health clinic or other child serving organization? The ‘Not Even for a Minute’ materials provide critical information and tips for parents and child caregivers of newborns and toddlers about the dangers of leaving children alone in or around vehicles. These make ideal additions for use during wellness and health fairs, parenting classes and home visitation programs. Find NEFAM printable resources here.
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention
This campaign was designed to inform parents, family members and other caregivers of the dangers related to violently shaking a baby and how SBS can be prevented. It is important that everyone who cares for small children to know the many serious and sometimes fatal injuries that can be caused when a child is violently shaken. The information outlines causes of SBS, provides tips to reduce stress, and encourages a plan for when babies cry. This information is ideal for use during wellness and baby fairs, parenting classes and home visitation programs. To heighten awareness, place these materials in hospitals, childcare centers, health clinics and other family serving agencies. Find SBS resources here.
Do you know the Safe Sleep ABCs? Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs in a safe Crib. Help spread the important message about crib safety and the importance of placing babies on their backs to sleep. The five steps promoted within the materials will help decrease a child’s chances for injury, overheating, suffocation, strangulation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. To heighten awareness, place this information in hospitals, childcare centers, health clinics and other family serving agencies. Find Safe Sleep resources here.