“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 2019 In the spirit of the season, I would like to express my gratitude to you on behalf of the children and families we serve. This past year, the news has been full of stories of children harmed because their safety was not a priority. The Child Center, Inc. exists to protect kids and…

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The Child Center, Inc. in conjunction with the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) invited area Multidisciplinary Team (MDTs) members to attend the Child Sex Trafficking for First Responders training held on December 4th and 5th, 2019 in Lake St. Louis, MO. The all-day class was designed for law enforcement investigators, human trafficking task force…

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Every once in awhile we are connected with a group of individuals that are truly making a difference in the world and we are so overwhelmed by the amazing work they are doing that we just have to get involved. That’s how I felt when I was first introduced to The Child Center in Wentzville,…

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The Child Center, Inc. will host its annual Superheroes for Kids Trivia Night on Friday, November 15, 2019, at St. Peter Parish Center located at 301 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles, Missouri. Doors open at 6:00 pm and Trivia starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to unite for the annual Trivia Night benefitting…

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August 2019 Welcome to The Advocate Newsletter! As store shelves are filled with school supplies, it becomes apparent that summer is almost over. It is an exciting time for many children; some are starting school for the first time and others are excited for their final year to start. We at The Child Center, Inc.…

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May 2019 Welcome to The Advocate Newsletter! This past April during our One with Courage Gala, our guest speakers shared the experience of their daughter’s abuse, of her amazing resilience, and her ability to continue to dance like no one was watching, I was reminded again of the importance of believing a child when they tell…

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The Child Center, Inc. office located in Hannibal, Missouri is pleased to announce that Chariton Valley has provided the funding to name their MDT Observation Room. The Child Center, Inc. staff and members of the Multidisplinary Team (MDT), use this room to observe a child’s forensic interview when allegations of sexual or physical abuse have…

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