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Thousands of Missourians will wear blue on Friday, April 15, to show support for children. Blue is the official color of prevention.
Many community events and activities are scheduled throughout the month of April to emphasize the importance of prevention.
Reducing child abuse and neglect, keeping children safe and making Missouri families stronger remain the top priorities of the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), Missouri’s Foundation for Child Abuse Prevention.
This year alone, CTF awarded over $2.6 million in non-general revenue funding and donations to support community-based prevention programs such as home visitation, safe crib, crisis nursery, teen mentoring, parent education, family support, protective factors that strengthen families and many other prevention initiatives.
CTF continues its Never Shake A Baby, Not Even For A Minute, Words Hurt and Parent with Patience public awareness campaigns. Programs that directly impact and benefit thousands of Missouri children and families.
Prevention is the key to keeping our children safe and building strong resilient families. Prevention is the insurance policy for good health, mental health, crime reduction, educational and economic prosperity for our next generation.