Call & Gentry Law Group Stands with Our Children - Supporting Missouri KidsFirst
Jason L. Call
Some principles are just so fundamentally true that they cannot be disputed. One of those: Every child deserves to grow up feeling safe and loved. Call & Gentry Law Group is proud to serve as a sponsor for the Missouri KidsFirst Standing With Children Luncheon, which will be held on April 29, 2019 at the Millbottom Event Center in Jefferson City Missouri. The vision of Missouri KidsFirst is for every child to be safe from abuse. Child abuse and neglect is the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. At least one in four children have experienced child abuse (including physical, emotional, and/or sexual) or neglect at some point in their lives, and one in seven children experienced abuse or neglect in the last year (Finkelhor D, Turner HA, Shattuck A, Hamby SL. Prevalence of childhood exposure to violence, crime, and abuse: Results from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(8), 746-754). This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or simply a member of the community, it is highly likely that a child you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, abuse or neglect.