March 15, 2019
The What's Happening
2019 Child Advocacy Day - April 2! Come Join!
Please plan to attend the  2019 Child Advocacy Day  from 9a-3p Tuesday, April 2, 2019 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  >> Rally for Children, legislator visits, exhibits, workshops, KIDSCOUNT Roundtable. See you all there! Thank you!
2019 Prevention Resource Guide
A FANTASTIC resource to use throughout the year! Check it out!

T he  2019 Prevention Resource Guide: Strong & Thriving Families   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, Tip Sheets, Outreach Materials 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
April Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Missouri KidsFirst has what you need to prepare for April Child Abuse Prevention Month!

>>Friday, April 5 is #Go Blue Day - wear blue for Strong Families, Safe Kids & the importance of prevention.

Get involved & proudly show support for the #GreatChildhoods that ALL kids deserve! Here's how:

>Create a Pinwheel Garden
>Purchase Pinwheels for Prevention T-shirts

Missouri Children's Trust Fund |