VCR December News: Featuring STLCANN Training

Perhaps the best holiday gift for those who work with children and families who have experienced trauma is to explore ways to care for oneself.┬áThe St. Louis Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Network (STLCANN) provided an opportunity to do this at the December training presented by Regina Whittington, LCSW and Mary Mogg, MSW. The workshop explored concepts of stress, trauma […]

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VCR November News: Featuring Family Advocates

Introducing VCR’s new dynamic team of Family Advocates! They are raising awareness int he community around the importance of early childhood social, emotional, & developmental screening and are helping connect families to resources. This has been made possible through System of Care St. Louis Region (SOC) funding, & is a strong example of work being sustained and expanded. VCR’s work […]

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Thank You for Supporting the Stepping Up for Kids Awards

Thanks to all who attended and supported the 2018 Stepping Up for Kids Awards Luncheon. Congratulations 2018 Honorees Maria Holmes, Resource Family Wanda Noel, Resource Family Jimmie and Shirley Walker, Resource Family Mockia Shelton, Missouri Children’s Division Jennifer Thomas, Missouri Children’s Division Valerie Njiiri, Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition Meaghan Westhus, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services See profiles of […]

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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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