Study Pinpoints Neighborhoods Where Children Are Most at Risk for Poor Health Outcomes

Growing up in an environment where trauma and toxic stress are present can impact a child’s physical and behavioral health for a lifetime. Where in metropolitan St. Louis are these risks most prevalent? A recent study by the Missouri Hospital Association’s Hospital Industry Data Institute rates ZIP codes throughout the region on their level of risk according to Adverse Childhood […]

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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each year, more than 15,000 incidents of alleged child abuse and neglect are reported in the Missouri counties of the metropolitan St. Louis area. Child abuse and neglect have lifelong consequences on the mental and physical health of the child. Read more facts about child abuse and neglect. Join the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership, the St. Louis Area […]

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Regional Early Childhood Council, Missouri Children’s Leadership Council testify in support of legislation that promotes partnerships among school districts and community early education providers

The St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council joined the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council and other early childhood groups from around the state in testifying before Missouri Senate and House committees in support of legislation supporting collaboration between Pre-K programs and local school districts. The legislation proposed in Missouri (SB 378 and HB 457) would allow local school districts the option […]

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Press Conference Emphasizes Economic Benefits, Equity of Early Childhood Opportunity Offered by Amendment 3

                  Speakers at an Oct. 27 press conference at Vision for Children at Risk emphasized the benefits that would be provided by passage of Missouri Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Education Amendment (Raise Your Hand for Kids). Rich Patton, Executive Director, Vision for Children at Risk • The situation is clear: Research […]

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Stepping Up for Kids Event Highlights Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Over 270 guests and the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership celebrated the heroic efforts of resource families and agency staff who serve children in foster, adoptive and kinship care, at the third annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on Oct. 7 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Receiving Stepping Up for Kids Awards were:   Resource Families Adella Coleman, […]

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