Juvenile Court Referrals

Data are collected from the Missouri Department of Social Services Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline Unit (CANHU). CANHU accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Missouri’s toll-free number for reporting child abuse/neglect is 1-800-392- 3738. Mandated reporters can also report online at http://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm. The CANHU is operated year-round on a 24 hours per day, seven days per week basis. During FY 2019, it was staffed by 50 full-time and 11 part-time trained and experienced Children’s Service Workers. A call to the hotline is referred to as a “report” or “reported incident” of child abuse/neglect. A report may involve from one to several children. Over the course of the fiscal year, the hotline had received over 64,000 reported incidents that involved over 89,000 children in Missouri. When a call is received at the CANHU, information is analyzed to determine whether: • the child is under age 18; • the alleged perpetrator has care, custody and control of the child; • the report meets the legal definition of abuse and/or neglect as stipulated in 210.110, RSMo For more information visit the </a Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report

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Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect

Data are collected from the Missouri Department of Social Services Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline Unit (CANHU). CANHU accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Missouri’s toll-free number for reporting child abuse/neglect is 1-800-392- 3738. Mandated reporters can also report online at http://dss.mo.gov/cd/can.htm. The CANHU is operated year-round on a 24 hours per day, seven days per week basis. During FY 2019, it was staffed by 50 full-time and 11 part-time trained and experienced Children’s Service Workers. A call to the hotline is referred to as a “report” or “reported incident” of child abuse/neglect. A report may involve from one to several children. Over the course of the fiscal year, the hotline had received over 64,000 reported incidents that involved over 89,000 children in Missouri. When a call is received at the CANHU, information is analyzed to determine whether: • the child is under age 18; • the alleged perpetrator has care, custody and control of the child; • the report meets the legal definition of abuse and/or neglect as stipulated in 210.110, RSMo For more information visit the </a Child Abuse and Neglect Annual Report

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National Survey of Children’s Health

The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) provides rich data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context.

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Children Overweight or Obese by BMI

Data layer displays information about student performance on Body Composition component of the FitnessGram® physical fitness test. Body Composition is assessed using student Body Mass Index (BMI). Data is available for select states (CA, GA, NY, TX, WV), and displays the percentage and total number of students who are overweight or obese (not in the Healthy Fitness Zone).

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Children with Over 4 Hours of Screen Time per Day

This layer displays the percentage of children age 0 – 17 whose parents report that they spend more than 4 hours per day, on average, watching television or playing video games. This state-level data comes from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). For additional map layers from this series, search the Map Room for the term NSCH .

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Infant Mortality Rate by County

This layer displays information about infant mortality. Total births and infant mortality rates are 5-year averages acquired from the 2012 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Area Resource File (ARF).

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Rural vs. Urban Household Poverty

This layer displays information about the difference between rural and urban childhood poverty across the United States. Data are based on census-tract level information from the 2008-12 American Community Survey. Census tracts are defined as urban or rural based on 2010 US Census Bureau definitions; tract level information is then aggregated to and displayed at the Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) geographic level.

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Rural vs. Urban Childhood Poverty

This layer displays information about the difference between rural and urban childhood poverty across the United States. Data are based on census-tract level information from the 2010-14 American Community Survey. Census tracts are defined as urban or rural based on 2010 US Census Bureau definitions; tract level information is then aggregated to and displayed at the Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) geographic level.

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Child Day Care Organizations, 2018

This layer displays locations of child day care organizations. Address-level data are acquired from the July 2018 IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File Extract (EO BMF); day care service organizations are selected as a subset of exempt organizations based on three-digit activity code or three-digit National Taxonomy of Exempt Organization (NTEE) code.

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