Prevention

The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program is recognized as an efficient and effective delivery system, producing a base of reliable data that can be used to identify patterns of risk to children. This information assists Missouri communities with the development of prevention strategies to reduce injuries and child fatalities.

In an effort to aid communities spread the word about prevention, STAT has recently developed several Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and fact sheets on various prevention-related topics. This information can be downloaded and used on the community level, as deemed appropriate.

The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program Annual Report is the first of its kind for Missouri, in examining leading causes of death among Missouri children. Each section includes specific prevention recommendations for parents and other caretakers, for community leaders and policy makers, for professionals and/or members of county CFRP panels. Each section also includes sources for research information and sources for evidence-based prevention programs and materials with proven effectiveness.

The CFRP Annual Report is digitally disseminated widely to various agencies and organizations on federal, state and local levels, and is posted on STAT's website.

Prevention partnerships have been developed between the CFRP, and other public and private agencies to address various areas of concern, including safe sleep for infants, suicide, drowning, fire, child abuse and abusive head trauma. Some of the lead statewide agencies in these areas include SIDS Resources, the Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Bureau of Disability Prevention and Injury Control, the Children's Division, the Division of Fire Safety, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and Children's Trust Fund.

Training on prevention of child fatalities, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), unintentional injuries, and fatal child abuse is available through STAT.

Fall Safety for Missouri’s Children

choose a safety topic from the links below:

School Bus Safety
Halloween Safety
Hunting and gun Safety