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Category: Advocacy

Building Relationships to Reduce Child Runaways in Missouri

Building Relationships to Reduce Child Runaways in Missouri

As part of National Runaway Prevention Month, this story features Justin Springer, a Cornerstones of Care Response Team Coordinator, and his efforts to reduce child runaways in Missouri.

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Cornerstones of Care Celebrates PRIDE

Cornerstones of Care Celebrates PRIDE

In our ongoing effort to offer support, ally-ship, professional learning and knowledge growth for clients, children and families, we have organized a LGBTQ+ affinity group. This group is led by Dr. Chad Harris, chief development officer, and Sarah Gray, foster care case management manager. It offers a broad range of support for internal and external audiences alike.

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Help Stop Human Trafficking

Help Stop Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Children, especially those who are abused or neglected in their own homes, are especially at risk of becoming one of the 20 million+ people trafficked worldwide for labor or sex. The average age of a child exploited through sex trafficking is 14 or 15. Continue reading to learn the statistics around Human Trafficking, how we are fighting against human trafficking and what you can do to help.

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Building Blocks for Success: Family First Prevention Services Act

Building Blocks for Success: Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 enacted funding for time-limited prevention services for mental health, substance abuse and in-home parent skill-based programs for children or youth, providing more resources to help families in crisis stay together.

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Human Trafficking Q & A: Misconceptions, Signs and How to Help

Human Trafficking Q & A: Misconceptions, Signs and How to Help

Kim Case has spent the last decade working alongside law enforcement, legislature, court personnel and advocate partners fighting for the rights of human trafficking survivors. We asked Kim what she wished everyone knew about human trafficking. Read what she said.

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