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Issue 4 - July, 2022
BREAKING NEWSGovernor Parson Approves State Budget with $20 million Allocated for Future CTF Facilities and Infrastructure Grants
PUBLIC EDUCATIONAudiences Tune In to CTF's "Something We Agree On" Campaign
CTF Collaborates to Advance Missouri Safe Sleep Education
Coming Soon to Missouri: "Awareness to Action" Policy & Procedure Training
GRANTSCTF Recommends $341,911 to be Awarded for Immediate Needs
HERO HIGHLIGHTSTwo Questions for Darrell Missey, Director of Missouri Children's Division
POLICY"The State of Home Visiting," by Joe Gallant, Kids Win Missouri
Next Steps: CTF Expects Statewide "Outcomes Rate Card" to be Ready as soon as 2023
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Governor Parson Approves State Budget with $20 million Allocated for Future CTF Facilities and Infrastructure Grants
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is thrilled to announce that the Missouri General Assembly has allocated $20 million in funds to CTF for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) to support facilities and infrastructure projects for community-based organizations working to prevent and alleviate child abuse and neglect…
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with the Honorable Judge Darrell Missey, who took on the role of Director at Missouri Children’s Division earlier this year.
As you might expect, Judge Missey has been busy. While most of our discussion centered around shared challenges and the ways our two organizations work together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Missouri’s children, I had my team follow up with a few important questions…
“Missouri KidsFirst (MKF) and the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) have teamed up to work toward the goal of creating safer environments that center child wellbeing through policy and procedure development and review.
The collaborators were fortunate to find an existing training, Awareness to Action…
Missouri boasts a decades-long history of providing home visiting services to its families. The newly-formed Office of Childhood (OOC) within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) supports and administers home visiting services, and there is a presence of at least one home visiting program, or model, in every part of the state. The existence of the Office of Childhood and its leadership has been praised by stakeholders from across the state. Prior to the creation of the OOC, the broader home visiting system suffered from…
A review panel consisting of 2 CTF Board members, 2 CTF Staff, and 1 representative from Missouri Children’s Division scored CTF “Immediate Needs” funding applications on various criteria, with the most heavily-weighted questions relating to…