April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National child abuse prevention month

from our partners at the Children’s Trust Fund

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is Missouri’s foundation for child abuse prevention.  CTF was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1983 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to prevent and/or alleviate child abuse and neglect. Located within the Missouri Office of Administration, CTF is governed by a seventeen member Board of Directors, thirteen of whom are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Missouri Senate. To read more about the Children’s Trust Fund, check out their website and follow CTF on Facebook and Twitter for updates all month long.

Prevention Resources

Child Welfare has released the 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide: Strong & Thriving Families, which was designed to support service providers as they work with families to promote child well-being & prevent child maltreatment.

It seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The Resource Guide features chapters such as Creating a More Supportive Society For All FamiliesAligning Organizations for Family Resilience and Healing and Protective Factors Conversation Guides for Partnering With Families.

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
  • Partners and resources
  • Conversation guides

Missouri Kids First has published their Community Partnership Guide for every adult to learn more about what you can do to prevent child abuse and create a better tomorrow for all children. Their guide includes information about:

  • What can YOU do?
  • What can your community do?
  • Partnership opportunities with Missouri Kids first

Social Media

Want to show your support? post on social media!


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take some time this month to learn how protective factors and adverse childhood experiences impact families and communities. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies


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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Learn more. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ThrivingFamilies

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