Keeping Children Safe is Every Adult's Responsibility
How will you help?
Adults need to know what to do if they observe child abuse/neglect or if a child discloses that they have been harmed
#Essential4Kids shines a light on child abuse and neglect, the support parents and caregivers need, and empowers Missouri adults to help create safer childhoods for all children!
Missouri adults are #Essential4Kids!
Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect in Missouri
As reported by the MO DSS Children's Division Annual Report FY 2021
of Child Abuse and Neglect
Number of Children Impacted
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. Over 42,000 adults have benefitted from this important training!