Be part of the solution to ending child abuse by involving your community!

The Green Bear Project’s philosophy is to assist the community, as a whole, in taking steps to instill more accountability and openness regarding prevention,  disclosure and reporting of child victimization.  It is imperative communities recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse and hold abusers accountable for their actions.  The following are Missouri’s statutes/guidelines created to protect children.

All programs created by The Green Bear Project are provided FREE of charge. 

Missouri Revised Statutes RSMo 160.261, 210 110.165

According to Missouri’s School Board Association, each school in Missouri is now responsible to arrange for training and information necessary to assist staff members in identifying possible instances of child abuse and neglect. Each school is also responsible for implementing a planned program of personal safety and awareness education, including methods for preventing sexual abuse, that shall be provided to teachers, students and parents/guardians.

A Guide for Mandated Reporters:  Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse provides a two hour training for Missouri’s mandated reporters.  This program can be performed for a private institution such as a school, organization or a faith-based entity, or at a community event.  For more information on this program, click here.

If a child discloses abuse, just remember, I CARE!

If a child discloses abuse, they are trusting you with a life-altering secret.  Only about 30% of children who have been sexually abused disclose the abuse to someone who can help them.  If a child tells you they have been sexually abused, always remember, I CARE!

 

 

For more information, click on the following Green Bear Guidelines:

Mental Health Safety and Reporting Abuse

 

Additional Resources

If you have contacted Missouri’s Children’s Division and feel that your concerns have not been addressed, below are some additional resources by county:

Bollinger County Cape Girardeau County Dunklin County
Mississippi County New Madrid County Pemiscot County
Perry County Scott County Stoddard County