Prevention & Donor Campaigns
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) engages in public education campaigns to heighten the awareness and importance of child abuse and neglect prevention.
CTF’s donor campaigns promote general awareness of CTF, the sale of its specialty license plate and the tax check-off program.
The prevention campaigns focus on the importance of prevention, strengthening families protective factors, home visiting, infant safe sleep, child sexual abuse prevention, Abusive Head Trauma (ATH) prevention, positive parenting, emotional child abuse and neglect prevention, realistic expectations of children and dealing with stress.
CTF continues to look for public education opportunities that work in conjunction with statewide prevention programs to promote child resiliency and reduce risk of child abuse and neglect.
Safe Sleep Missouri
Focuses on providing education, resources and strategies to promote safe sleep habits for Missouri’s infants. Babies always sleep safest on Alone, on their Backs, in a Crib for nighttime, nap time and every time.
Prevent Abusive Head Trauma
Focuses on the dangers and long-term effects associated with shaking a baby and the importance of controlling emotions and having a plan during stressful times created by inconsolable crying.
Strengthening Families Protective Factors
Protective Factors are strengths within families & communities that serve to protect children & promote their healthy development and well-being, especially during time of stress. Building these strengths at every opportunity is a proven way to strengthen families & prevent child abuse and neglect.
Home Visiting is a prevention strategy that connects trained health, social services and child development professionals with new and expected parents to provide education on parenting and child development, build social support and facilitate connections to community services.
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
How can we prevent child sexual abuse? Learn the facts, create open communication and ensure youth-serving organization put your children’s safety first.
Emotional Abuse & Neglect (Parent with Patience)
Promotes realistic expectations from a child and the awareness and prevention of emotional abuse and neglect that can seriously injure a child’s emotional development causing a negative effect on a child’s personality, confidence and ability to form relationships.
- Specialty License Plate Graphics (for use by License Plate Partners)