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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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Emily interviews Governor Mike Parson on the new Office of Childhood

Emily interviews Governor Mike Parson on the new Office of Childhood

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Governor Mike Parson and really get his take on Missouri’s new Office of Childhood, its impact on children in our state, and his personal experiences with kids.

I hope you’ll take just a moment out of your day to watch, listen, or read some excerpts from our interview – I asked some important questions, like “How is early childhood related to workforce and infrastructure?” and…

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CTF set to award $4.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds

CTF set to award $4.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds

CTF has received $4.5 million in supplemental Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funding as part of the American Rescue Plan, and is in the process of developing a plan to release these funds. CBCAP funding can be used for the development, maintenance, improvement, and coordination of initiatives and local programs designed to foster parent leadership, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse and neglect. All CBCAP lead agencies were strongly encouraged to…

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