March 22, 2018
The What's Happening
Child well-being is a shared responsibility.

Strengthening families & preventing child abuse & neglect fosters positive childhood experience, which helps lead to better life-long health, well-being & overall success.

Do you support child abuse prevention efforts?
-- Most of us do without realizing it.

Do you volunteer, donate money, mentor or engage to help families and kids?
-- Then yes, you support prevention.

All kids deserve a great childhood. Thank you!
Child Advocacy Day 2018
Please plan to attend the  36th Annual Child Advocacy Day  from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Missouri State Capitol. Missouri’s Annual Child Advocacy Day is an opportunity for parents, child advocates & communities to speak up & ask lawmakers to make the health, safety & education of Missouri’s children the top priority for the state. The event is FREE, but please  REGISTER  & check out the  agenda  – workshops, Rally for Children, KIDSCOUNT Roundtable, legislator visits, exhibits. See you all there!

Go Blue Wellness Walk -- Friday, April 6
Friday, April 6 is Go Blue Day!   Please join CTF for its annual 1.3 mile  Go Blue Wellness Walk   from the Harry S Truman Building & through downtown Jefferson City.

Wellness Activities
-- SSM Health Care – St. Mary’s Hospital
-- Capital Region Medical Center
-- Missouri River Regional Library

Please  register here  for a nice walk outside between
11a-1:30p. Remember to wear blue in support of prevention & #StrongFamiliesSafeKids

If you can’t make this walk, please plan, host, celebrate & share your own #MOGoBlue event!
2018 Prevention Resource Guide
The  2018 Prevention Resource Guide: Keeping Children Safe & Families Strong In Supportive Communities   was designed to support service providers as they work with families to promote child well-being & prevent child maltreatment. It focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child & youth development. The Resource Guide can be used along with the  Protective Factors in Practice Scenarios  & the  Activity Calendars  to implement prevention strategies in your community.

Released in preparation for  April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month , the guide provides information that anyone can use & share throughout the year including:
– information about the protective factors known to prevent child abuse
– tools to help build community awareness & support 
– understanding child maltreatment
– tip sheets for parents in English & Spanish
Missouri Children's Trust Fund |