April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child well-being is a shared responsibility.
Strengthening families & preventing child abuse & neglect fosters positive childhood experience, which helps lead to better life-long health, well-being & overall success.
Do you support child abuse prevention efforts?
— Most of us do without realizing it.
Do you volunteer, donate money, mentor or engage to help families and kids?
— Then yes, you support prevention.
All kids deserve a great childhood. Thank you!
Child Advocacy Day 2018
Please plan to attend the 36th Annual Child Advocacy Day from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Missouri State Capitol. Missouri’s Annual Child Advocacy Day is an opportunity for parents, child advocates & communities to speak up & ask lawmakers to make the health, safety & education of Missouri’s children the top priority for the state.
CTF Go Blue Wellness Walk
Friday, April 6 is Go Blue Day! Please join CTF for its annual 1.3 mile Go Blue Wellness Walk from the Harry S Truman Building & through downtown Jefferson City.
— SSM Health Care – St. Mary’s Hospital
— Capital Region Medical Center
— Missouri River Regional Library
Please register here for a nice walk outside between 11a-1:30p. Remember to wear blue in support of prevention & #StrongFamiliesSafeKids.
If you can’t make this walk, please plan, host, celebrate & share your own #MOGoBlue event!
2018 Prevention Resource Guide
The 2018 Prevention Resource Guide: Keeping Children Safe & Families Strong In Supportive Communities was designed to support service providers as they work with families to promote child well-being & prevent child maltreatment.
It focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child & youth development.
Released in preparation for April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the guide provides information that anyone can use & share throughout the year including:
– information about the protective factors known to prevent child abuse
– tools to help build community awareness & support
– understanding child maltreatment
– tip sheets for parents in English & Spanish
The Children’s Trust Fund Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report highlights CTF’s grants, partners, public education campaigns and overall prevention work from July 2016 through June 2017. During that time, CTF awarded over $1.6 million in prevention funding to support over 100 community-based programs providing parent/family education, home visiting, safe sleep education, mentoring, respite care, sexual abuse prevention, fatherhood initiatives, protective factors training, public awareness, parent café training and much more. Since its 1983 inception, CTF has awarded nearly $58 million to strengthening families and prevent child abuse and neglect in Missouri.
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) is a valuable partner of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). As Missouri’s lead CBCAP agency, CTF receives training and technical assistance from FRIENDS, and we want to pay forward their Resource of the Month.
The FRIENDS Online Learning Center offers accessible continuing education and professional development. It is designed to provide high quality, subject-specific training at no cost — developing a logic model, evaluation techniques, child abuse prevention, program implementation, parent leadership, protective factors, financial decision making and more.
This online training is a great option for those who are unable to attend in-person trainings or need a refresher on a certain topic. Check it out!
Great Circle, Kirksville – Project THRIVE CBCAP
People Helping People is a slogan commonly heard to describe the community of Adair County. Like Adair County, Project THRIVE is a program of People Helping People.
Angela Hunolt, Project THRIVE Coordinator, said, “Ultimately, our goal is to strengthen family resilience. We want to improve their outcomes, reduce their costs, help the families, promote family empowerment, and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect long-term by sustaining that collaborative effort with those network of providers.”