Proposition A Would Threaten Children and Families

In our current social service world, we talk a lot about collective impact, of breaking down silos of service, and warn of compartmentalizing the needs of children and their families. But we still too often fail to connect the dots when we consider public policy that has the potential to decrease poverty. There is a wealth of research that shows […]

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Legislative Wrap-Up Forum May 24

In this unusual 2018 Missouri Legislature session punctuated by criminal charges being filed against the governor, what actions have been taken that affect children and families? Get a full review at the annual Legislative Wrap-Up forum on Thursday, May 24, at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave. Networking and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.. and the […]

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First Lady Sheena Greitens Joins in Honoring Heroic Service to Children in Foster and Adoptive Care

Over 300 guests joined Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens in honoring resource families and agency staff for outstanding service to children in foster and adoptive care at the fourth annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon on Oct. 6, 2017 at Norwood Hills Country Club.                 Congratulations 2017 Honorees! Front row from left: Stephanie Littlejohn, St. Louis Family Court Juvenile Division (Honoree) Bridget Virdure, Youth […]

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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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