Keeping Children Safe is Every Adult's Responsibility
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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
Decrease in Reports May 2020 compared to May 2019
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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