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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is designated as Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month nationally & in Missouri. It is a month to highlight & make an extra effort to create awareness about the importance of strengthening families & preventing child abuse & neglect. Please check out the following links & use the CTF related fliers & logos at your convenience to help spread the word in your community about prevention.

National Go Blue Day is Thursday, April 1, 2021 — But let’s celebrate Go Blue Day every Friday in April! Wear blue on every Friday in April in support of the importance of child abuse & neglect prevention!

To celebrate and help families during these challenging times please learn about the following:
ParentLink Warm Line — Strong families ask for help when they need it, which is a sign of resilience
Missouri KidsFirst #Essential4Kids Campaign — Resources to protect kids during the COVID-19 crisis
Dr. Bob Sege’s Blog Series > Love in the Time of Coronavirus — Practical tips for parents based on the Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences (HOPE) initiative.


Photos from Go Blue Day Wellness Walk 2018: https://photos.app.goo.gl/czKe7B1qbFoBWtSTA
Photos from Go Blue Day Wellness Walk 2019: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZXAHnVYd2AagKNRm9


Additional Resources:
Dr. Bob Sege’s Blog Series > Love in the Time of Coronavirus — Practical tips for parents based on the Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences (HOPE) initiative.
Child Welfare Information Gateway CAPM
Child Welfare Information Gateway Prevention Resource Guide — Practice prevention throughout the year!
Strengthening Families
Missouri Kids First Prevent Child Abuse Missouri
Suspect child abuse?  Call 800-392-3738