A $5,000 discretionary grant from Children’s Trust fund has been award to the El Dorado Springs Parents As Teacher program to develop new programs in the coming year which will focus on child abuse and neglect prevention. The one-year, non-renewable grant will be used to provide programs for parents, and to develop a PAT lending library.

PAT Director Lynn McClaughry commented, “We are so excited about receiving this grant. Some of the programs we have planned included a budgeting and nutrition series, a Discipline with Love and Logic workshop, an Infant Massage class, and several programs and activities relating to dealing with stress as a parent and partner in providing childcare.”  Presentations will be offered about once a month beginning in September; look for information through local news media, school newsletters and on the Parents As Teachers El Dorado Springs Facebook page.

The Children’s Trust Fund is Missouri’s foundation for child abuse prevention. Created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1983, it is a non-profit organization which does not receive any funding from the State to support its prevention activities. For more information about the Children’s Trust Fund, visit their website at