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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
EXPLORE PAST ISSUES
Issue 3 - March, 20222022 CTF Legislative Priorities, CTF Celebrates Launch of "Something We Agree On," Hero Highlights: Rich Hennicke, Get to know the CTF Staff, and more...
Issue 2 - October, 2021Emily Interviews Gov. Parson on the Office of Childhood, CTF Develops Outcomes Rate Card for Home Visiting, The Impact of HBs 557 and 432, and more...
Issue 1 - June, 20215 Things to know about the new Office of Childhood, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention grants at work, CTF aims to change Social Norms, and more...
Two Questions for Darell Missey, Director of Missouri Children’s Division
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…
Coming Soon to Missouri: “Awareness to Action” Policy & Procedure Training
“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…
“The State of Home Visiting,” by Joe Gallant, Kids Win Missouri
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…
CTF Recommends $341,911 to be Awarded for Immediate Needs
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…
Audiences Tune In to CTF’s “Something We Agree On” Campaign
CTF’s Staff and Board would like to say “thank you” for the feedback and response you’ve provided so far on the launch of our Positive Community Norms campaign: “Something We Agree On.”
Our primary focus during the first 3 months of the campaign has been…