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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!

Find Data.

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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.

Community resource and best practice information is carefully reviewed and promoted in the Fundamental Needs section.  Learn more about our data and information features.

Work Together.

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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.

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Join a Regional Early Childhood Council Committee to help improve the lives of young children.  A complete meeting schedule can be found here.

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In the Spotlight

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Stepping Up for Kids Award Luncheon

Do you know a family or front-line staff making an outstanding difference for children in foster, adoptive or kinship care? Help give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership's 2014 Stepping Up for Kids Award.

The awardees will be honored at the Stepping Up for Kids Award Luncheon on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Forest Park Golf Course Clubhouse.

Missouri Project LAUNCH



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Other News & Highlights

Legislative Forum on Early Childhood Issues

Get a recap of the January 24th Legislative Forum hosted by the Regional Early Childhood Council.

The Social Determinants of Health

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."

Collective Impact for St. Louis Children: Where are we now?

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.

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