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Keeping Children Safe is Every Adult's Responsibility 

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#Essential4Kids

Missouri’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline reports have declined dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. In times of crisis and economic insecurity, rates of child abuse and neglect increase. 

#Essential4Kids shines a light on the current increased risk of child abuse and neglect and empowers adults to take action. Missouri adults are #Essential4Kids! 

Dramatic Decrease in Reports 

Child abuse reports continue to remain dangerously low.

 Decrease in Reports April 2020 compared to April 2019

54

%

Decrease in Reports May 2020 compared to May 2019

40

%

Missouri Online Mandated Reporter Training

Free online training; learn the legal responsibilities of mandated reporters; the indicators of abuse; how to respond to suspicions of abuse and how/when to make a report. Designed to educate and empower all adults to better protect children. 

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#Essential4Kids is a campaign of Missouri KidsFirst

KidsFirst is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance and the Missouri Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information, visit  www.missourikidsfirst.org

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