The Missouri Children’s Trust Fund Board of Directors has officially begun the search for their next Executive Director. Executive Director Kirk Schreiber is retiring after 22 years with CTF. The closing date to apply is March 10 with a projected start date of July 1. Please feel free to share the link for the job announcement with colleagues and others. Thank you for helping to spread the word.
This year’s CTF Conference on Child/Abuse Neglect Prevention is shaping up to be one of the best ever! There’s still time to register for the conference which will take place March 23 & 24, 2017, Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. This year’s conference will focus on resilience, engaging parent leaders, building protective factors, and much, much more!
Conference headliners include:
Suzanne Greenberg, President & CEO of Child Abuse & Neglect Council of Saginaw County Michigan;
David Schramm, Ph.D., Family Life Specialist & Assistant Professor at Utah State University, Logan, Utah;
D.J. ‘Eagle Bear’ Vanas, Motivational Storyteller & Leadership Expert, Colorado Springs, Colorado;
Carolyn Abdullah, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Registration is only $95 per person for the entire event with up to 9 training hours available. View or download 2017 conference program and visit our conference webpage. You won’t want to miss this one! We hope to see you in March.
Listen to the newest CTF Podcast as Missouri and national parent leader Sam Blue discusses the power of encouragement as it relates to parent leadership. Also here are additional resources about Parent Leadership Month.
Tax season is in full swing. During this tax season we ask that you please remember the Children’s Trust Fund. Your gift to CTF through Missouri’s Tax Check-off Program makes 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. Check out our new :30 video. With your help we ARE making a difference in preventing abuse and neglect and building strong families.