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Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care because families are going through a crisis, resulting in an unsafe home, abuse or neglect. Abuse is the intentional infliction of harm, whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual harm. Neglect is the failure to provide the necessary care for an individual, resulting in that individual's injury or illness.

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Caring for Kids and Creating Families Central Missouri

Caring for Kids and Creating Families Central Missouri

Our Central Missouri team is growing! Through our partnership with the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families (MCAF), we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Foster Care Case Management (FCCM) program to now include Columbia and Jefferson City.

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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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Team Member Spotlight - Brian Rhodes

Team Member Spotlight - Brian Rhodes

Brian Rhodes is a program manager overseeing team members who look after the youth in our residential treatment program on our Gillis Campus. When he isn’t working, Brian enjoys relaxing at home with his family.

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Team Member Spotlight - Dr. Lanette Madison

Team Member Spotlight - Dr. Lanette Madison

Dr. Lanette R. Madison is the Eastern Missouri Regional Director and works in the St. Louis community. She firmly believes that, “your thoughts create your destiny and with God, all things are possible”. She is a proud mother of two children whom she adores; a 27-year-old son who is an Engineering Technician III at Black and Veatch and a 19-year-old daughter who is a theatre major at Abilene Christian University.

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