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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Your Organization Is Invited to Participate in the April 29 Healthy Kids Family Resource Fair

The St. Louis Family & Community Partnership and the St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse and Neglect will sponsor the third annual Healthy Kids Family Resource Fair, on Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm at the O’Fallon Park YMCA Recreation Complex. At this event, your organization can reach an audience of families from throughout the north St. […]

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A View of Possible Medicaid Changes and Medicaid’s Value to Missouri

By Jim Braibish and Colleen Mulligan, Practicum Student Significant changes in Medicaid are being considered nationally and in Missouri, according to Missouri Budget Project Executive Director Amy Blouin. She spoke to an audience of over 50 at the Jan. 18 meeting of the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership. Congress is considering replacing the current funding mechanism of Medicaid (matching […]

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