“How was your day?” is a good place to start, but even young children will typically give a one word answer. Most parents want to have open communication with their children and teens, but it can be tough to know how to do that, especially if it wasn’t modeled for us. While you don’t want…

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December 2018 As I sit looking out the window in my office, and see the season’s changing before my eyes, I am reminded of all we have experienced this year at The Child Center, Inc. And I am grateful. I am grateful for the 718 children who were brave enough to find their voice, come…

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The vast majority of coaches, volunteers, and other professionals are dedicated, caring people who help our children develop their talents and passion for sports and hobbies. However, some individuals who are sexually attracted to children use youth organizations to identify and begin their manipulation of their next victim. In addition, other individuals may not begin…

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August 2018 It’s August and that means it’s Back to School Time! Store shelves are crowded with back to school supplies; backpacks, new shoes, colorful folders, pens and pencils, and every kind of school supply a child could ever need to be ready for the new school year.  There is one school supply that you…

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  Letter from the Executive Director Thank you for making a difference in 2017! 2017 was a year of “Taking Action” here at The Child Center, Inc., and we would not have been able to do what we did and provide the services we did without your generous support. Each time you made a donation, each…

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The Child Center, Inc. will host the Midwest Justice for Children Workshop (MJCW) on April 4, 2018. Thanks, in part, to a generous grant from the Missouri Task Force on Children’s Justice Act, the one-day workshop offers an opportunity for local professionals and caregivers to learn about Responding to Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors “This…

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