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.”
The Missouri Children’s Trust Fund’s (CTF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the availability of funding for State Fiscal year 2019 for General Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (GCANP) Grants, Training Initiative Grants, and Discretionary Grants.
General Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grant Program
CTF anticipates awarding $500,000 -$600,000 for FY 2019 to support eligible agencies/organizations that work with communities and families in Missouri to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Request for Applications is accessible here.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 16, 2018 to be considered. Award notices will be announced following the CTF Board’s June 6, 2018 meeting. Questions regarding the application and application process may be directed to Program Coordinator, Laura Malzner at email@example.com.
Training Initiatives Grant
CTF anticipates awarding up to $100,000 for training projects in FY 2019 for training initiatives designed to prevent the abuse and neglect in children. The Request for Applications is accessible here.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2018 to be considered. Award notices will be announced following the CTF Board’s June 6, 2018 meeting. Questions regarding the application and application process may be directed to CTF Program Coordinator, Laura Malzner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discretionary Child Abuse and Neglect Grant Program
CTF anticipates awarding $45,000 to $50,000 for FY 2019. Through the Discretionary Grant Program, CTF provides up to $7,500 in funding to support one-year projects designed to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. The Request for Applications is accessible here.
The deadline for submitting a Discretionary Grant application is April 13, 2018. Notices will be made following the CTF Board of Directors meeting scheduled the first week of June 2018. Questions regarding the application and application process may be directed to Program Coordinator Laura K. Malzner at email@example.com.
Join the Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri and the FRIENDS National Parent Advisory Council this February to celebrate National Parent Leadership Month (NPLM). NPLM celebrates the importance and contributions of family leaders by highlighting the many opportunities available for parents, professional, policy makers and other community stakeholders… opportunities that build and support strong and safe families.
In order to support, acknowledge and celebrate parent leaders, FRIENDS has created materials that you can use throughout the year to celebrate parent leadership!
Click here to receive your certificates of recognition, appreciation cards, online tools and other educational resources.