Welcome to the Children's Policy Forum website of Vision for Children at Risk and the St. Louis Metropolitan Children's Agenda. The site provides detailed data and policy information related to children's issues in the St. Louis region. It also establishes an online community for the exchange of information and ideas. We invite your suggestions for content to be added to the site or ways in which it can be improved. Learn more about this site!
Data and information from Vision for Children at Risk supports effective community planning and program design for area children and families.
Every two years, VCR publishes the Children of Metropolitan St. Louis (CMSL) report containing comprehensive data on over 25 indicators of child well-being. Search the CMSL data online in the Info Center.
Key Community Collaborations
Family Support -- Family & Community Partnership
Early Childhood -- Regional Early Childhood Council
Maternal/Child Health -- Maternal, Child & Family Health Coalition
Youth Development -- Youth Development Providers Network/St. Louis for Kids
Advocate For Kids.
In the Spotlight
In this article, Dr. Richard Byyny discusses the need to focus on the health of our population and not just medical care and sickness care. Commenting on this article, pediatrician and VCR Board member Dennis O'Connor says, "The roots of true health will be found in the home, the neighborhood and the classroom."
The Regional Early Childhood Council will be hosting the Scenarios for Success Conference again this year on June 1, 2013, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. Back by popular demand, Barbara Kaiser, author of Challening Behavior in Young Children, will be giving the keynote speech. Last year's conference provided early childhood providers and administrators with great information and resources to help them give the best care for children in their centers. Register today!
Rich Patton, Executive Director of VCR, shares his thoughts on the progress towards collective impact in the St. Louis Region and what it means for the children of our region and the efforts of organizations to work together on kids issues.