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CTF Prevention Conference

The CTF 2019 Prevention Conference was a terrific success!  Stay tuned for information about CTF’s Fall 2021 Prevention Conference!

Thank you to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) for supporting the Children’s Trust Fund 2019 Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Conference!

Additionally, funds from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal grant from the Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families were used in support of this conference.

On behalf of the Children’s Trust Fund Board of Directors and staff, thank you for participating in this year’s biennial conference on child abuse & neglect prevention!

We also express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all individuals and organizations who donated their time and talents in making this conference possible, to all the wonderful speakers, and to those who attended. We hope the information provided and the tools and strategies learned will prove valuable to you in your professional work and personal life.

Most importantly, thank you for continuing to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of Missouri’s children and for your ongoing efforts to build Strong Families, Safe Kids. We hope to see you for the 2021 Conference!
CTF Board and Staff

Mark Your Calendars!  Please join us for the Children’s Trust Fund 2019 Child Abuse
Prevention Conference scheduled Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn, 3300 Vandiver Drive, in Columbia, Missouri.

We hope to see you, and we look forward to another great conference!  Thank you! / 573.751.5147

*Training Hours & Scholarships Available (please scroll down for information)

Photos from the 2019 Conference can be viewed here:

CTF 2019 Prevention Conference Flier

Conference Agenda at a Glance

Conference Agenda & Program (PDF)

Conference Agenda & Program (Word)

Conference Scholarship Application *Applications accepted through Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — CLOSED

Conference General Information
Host Hotel Accommodations: 
Hilton Garden Inn
3300 Vandiver Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
*Rate: $97.65 per night (single or double occupancy room)
*Please make your reservation by Wednesday, March 27, 2019 to ensure the rate.
Click Here >> to make your online Hilton Garden Inn room reservation

Registration Fee:
$100 per person
*Fee includes all conference materials, workshops, general sessions, refreshment breaks, one continental breakfast & one lunch.
*Please include payment with your registration.
*Registration Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
*There will be no cancellation refunds after Monday, April 8, 2019.
*Please complete one online Registration for each person attending.

Exhibit Opportunity (Sycamore Atrium):
$50 Exhibit Only
$125 Exhibit & Attendee (includes exhibit & fee for one person to attend all conference events)
*Please include payment with your registration.

*Display Times:
Monday, April 15, 2019:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019:  8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

*8.15 Possible Training Hours
*Scholarships Available  *Applications accepted through Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Break-out Sessions at a Glance
Monday, April 15, 2019
1:45-3 p.m.
• To Prevent or to Intervene? …not the right question
Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD, MSW, Ralph & Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research, Brown School at Washington University — St. Louis
• The Ring of Safety: Preventing Sexual Abuse against People with Disabilities
Kayla Potter, SHADE Education Specialist, YWCA of Metro St. Louis
• The Role of Trauma Informed Care in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Lindsay Kyonka, MSW, LMSW, Program Quality Manager, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
• Problem Sexual Behavior as it Relates to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Matt Moncado, MS, LPC, Director of the Sexually Abusive Youth Program, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch — Brighton
Rene McCreary, Ed.S., LPC, Director of Counseling Services, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) — Kansas City

Break-out Sessions 3:15-4:30 p.m.
• How to Save a Life: Prevention Strategies to End Child Abuse and Neglect Related Fatalities
Terra Frazier, DO, FAAP, Child Abuse and Neglect Pediatrician, Children’s Mercy — Kansas City
• Capable Kids and Families – Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities and Their Families
Jean Darnell, Executive Director, The Community Partnership — Rolla
• Choosing a Trauma-Informed Culture: What is Your “Why?”
Ashley Fletcher, LCSW, Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator and Residential Therapist, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch — Brighton
• The Heart of a Father: Understanding Parenting From the Male Perspective
Destini Goodwin, Managing Director, Fathers’ Support Center — St. Louis

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Break-out Sessions 9:45-11 a.m.
• A Collective Impact Approach to Outcomes Focused Home Visiting Collaborations Serving Vulnerable Populations
Sommer Rose, Research Program Manager, Promise 1000 Home Visiting Collaboration — Kansas City
Amy Sielaff, Project Coordinator, Promise 1000 Home Visiting Collaboration — Kansas City
• Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse
Annie Wilson, Prevention Manager, Missouri KidsFirst — Jefferson City
• Strengthening Families Using Protective Factors
Shauna Kerperin, Executive Director, Missouri Parents as Teachers Association — Jefferson City
Kathy Nicholson, Early Childhood Coordinator, Palmyra R-1 School District — Palmyra
• Preserving Hope (Teen Parenting)
Jessica Jobe, Teens as Parents Coordinator, Jefferson City Public Schools

Break-out Sessions 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
• Triple P – Positive Parenting Program — Ozarks Implementation and Lessons Learned
Diamond Netzer, Triple P Project Coordinator, Community Partnership of the Ozarks — Springfield
• Healthy Touch for Children and Youth
Annie Wilson, Prevention Manager, Missouri KidsFirst — Jefferson City
• Our Own Prevention: Avoiding Burnout on Your Team
Julia Pickup, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager, Behavioral Health Network of Greater Saint Louis

Missouri Children’s Trust Fund Child Abuse Prevention Conference – April 2019

Call for Proposals — CLOSED
— (please click the link to access the Call for Proposals document)

The Missouri Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) works to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect through grant distribution, education, awareness and partnerships.

CTF is pleased to open this Call for Proposals for its bi-annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference scheduled Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, Missouri.  The conference serves to facilitate opportunities for participants to network, share and learn about #StrongFamiliesSafeKids.

CTF is interested in a wide scope of topics associated with strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment for workshop sessions 1 1/2 hours in length. Submissions for consideration are invited from qualified organizations and individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. 

CTF expects approximately 250 attendees from child and family serving organizations across Missouri.  Each presenter shall receive a free conference registration, lodging and paid travel expenses as necessary and as funds are available.  

The Call for Proposals received shall be reviewed following the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 submission deadline.  

For further information, please visit or contact CTF at 573.751.5147 or  Thank you for your interest!