STLCANN-logo finalAnnouncing the St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network!


The St. Louis Child Abuse & Neglect Network (STLCANN) was established in June 2017 as a result of the merger of the St. Louis Family & Community Partnership and the St. Louis Area Council on Child Abuse & Neglect.Both organizations share a commitment to quality treatment for children and families who are affected by abuse/neglect and to strengthening families to prevent abuse/neglect. The two organizations have partnered on projects and events in recent years. We’re growing stronger together!

June 15 Training: The Drug Epidemic and the Positive Impact of Family Drug Court

Join STLCANN for our Friday, June 15 training program, The Drug Epidemic and the Positive Impact of Family Drug Court. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights. CEUs available.  Speakers:

  • Shondrella Turner, MA, MAADCII, MPS, Substance Abuse Counselor and Prevention Specialist, NCADA
  • Tomika Golden, BSW, CADC, Program Coordinator, St. Louis County Family Drug Courts SAFETI Program

Learn more and register

Parent Café Host Training June 14-15

Learn how to facilitate Parent Cafés, an evidence-based strategy to strengthen families and increase their resiliency against child abuse and neglect. Parent Cafés are structured conversations that focus on the five Strengthen Families protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and social and emotional competence of children. The training will be held at the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N. Vandeventer Ave. Facilitators will be Roxeanna Steiner of LUME Institute and Sam Blue of Vision for Children at Risk/Project LAUNCH.

To register, contact Ruth Ehresman,, 314-534-6015. Note: You should register in a team of 5 (2 staff, 3 parents).  See the event flyer.

Our Mission

Promote advocacy, education and networking to improve the lives of children and families who have been impacted by abuse or neglect and to strengthen families to prevent child abuse or neglect.


  • Provide education and networking opportunities for professionals and community organizations to improve the lives of children and families who are at risk of, or who have been impacted by abuse or neglect.
  • Promote awareness of public, private and community organizations that provide resources to families at risk of abuse/neglect.
  • Foster coordinated legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of children.
  • Affirm and celebrate individuals who go the extra mile for children who have been abused or neglected.



Training Workshops and Events

Improve your professional skills in working with children and families and earn CE credits through quarterly training programs.

Next training: Friday, June 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon, at The Heights. Topic: The Drug Epidemic and the Positive Impact of Family Drug Court. Register now.
Get a discount on training programs with an STLCANN training membership

See an archive of past training programs.

Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon

The annual Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon celebrates the amazing stories of resource families and front-line agency staff who give outstanding service to children in foster and adoptive care. They work to ensure safe and supportive homes for these children who previously were abused and neglected, many of whom today continue to face behavioral and physical health issues. This year’s event will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Over 300 guests attended our Oct. 6, 2017, luncheon.  Learn more about Stepping Up for Kids.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each April, STLCANN teams up with organizations and individuals across the metro area to raise awareness about child abuse/neglect, and to promote efforts to strengthen families – the best way to prevent abuse/neglect. Child Abuse Prevention Month has been held annually nationally since 1982. Our April activities include:

  • Displaying child abuse prevention yard signs across the community
  • Holding a family resource fair targeting low-income, minority families
  • Posting daily messages on Facebook and recognizing participating organizations

Learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month

Learn More About STLCANN and Get Involved!

Contact Ruth Ehresman, STLCANN Coordinator, at 314-534-6015,

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