Every adult has a role to play.

Social distancing, while necessary to keep children and families safe from the deadly pandemic, is a perfect storm for child abuse to go unreported. 

Learn More: Partner Toolkit

Know the facts to protect children

All adults are responsible to keep kids safe

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Interview with Dr. Jamie S. Kondis-Video

Schools role in reporting child abuse and neglect

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Back to School Newsletter
Additional Resources

Child safety when child care options are limited

Child Care Aware
Crisis Care Help for Families

Role of essential workers in reporting child abuse and neglect

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Trauma associated with responding to child abuse


Protecting children online during social distancing

MO Internet Crimes Against Children- Video

COVID-19 Resources

Links to all state resources related to COVID-19.

Find your local public health agency and any local guidelines here.

Learn about protecting children from harm and increasing the chances they adapt positively to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips and resources to support students who are homeless or with experience in foster care during the COVID-19 crisis.

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

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