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First-hand Insights

What is First-hand Insights?

We launched First-hand Insights to give our stakeholders reliable information and real-life inspiration. Why? Because we believe those working hardest on behalf of children deserve to hear directly from trusted sources and thought leaders in their field. Think of it as “news for CTF insiders,” a periodic, first-hand look at the tangible steps being taken to protect and strengthen Missouri’s kids and families.
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Issue 3 - March, 2022

2022 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, 2021

Emily 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, 2021

5 Things to know about the new Office of Childhood, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention grants at work, CTF aims to change Social Norms, and more...

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MARCH 1st: CTF will release $2 Million in Responsive Funding Opportunity (FY25-FY29)

Sister Anne Francioni and Whole Kids Outreach, Inc.

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…

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