If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, report it immediately to the Child Abuse Hotline* or call 911.

Missouri Hotline number:800-392-3738For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone. Kansas Hotline number:800-922-5330*The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit (CA/NHU) accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Reports are received through a toll-free telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day.If […]

Survivor shares abuse story to raise awareness

By Angie BaldelomarChildren remain the most vulnerable population for all kinds of abuse.This is exacerbated by parents not talking with their children about boundaries and what situations merit going to them for help, as sexual abuse survivor Gerardo can attest.Gerardo — who spoke on the condition of anonymity — said he was never told what […]

Capture Moments That Matter

Make your family’s learning adventures more memorable by encouraging kids to capture their experiences on paper. The practice of communicating on paper can help lock in memories, plus it’s a clever way for kids to practice practical skills in an engaging and productive way. Adjust these ideas as needed to match the ability level of […]

5 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday. Below are five ideas to organize a party in your own house: 1. Mexican food Salsa, burritos, guacamole, tacos… there are countless Mexican dishes waiting for you to try them out. (We like guacamole). 2. History lesson Did you know Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory against […]

5 Things to Consider on Your Next Road Trip

By Family Features If you’re looking for a memorable vacation experience, getting behind the wheel and taking to the open road can provide the perfect opportunity to create your own journey and explore at your own pace. When planning a road trip, the first step is choosing where your travels will take you. A destination […]