CO4Kids Blogs

Coloradans are changing the lives of children, youth and families every day. The CO4kids blogs shine a light on the work being done in communities across the state.

  • Community blog - promoting prevention, inspirational real-life stories, and expert opinions and news from the campaign. 

  • Professionals blog - supporting the people dedicating their careers and lives to ending child abuse in Colorado. 

  • Parent Partner blog -  amplifying the shared experiences of adoptive parents, foster families and nontraditional families raising children and young people who have experienced trauma, child abuse and neglect. 

Parent Partner Blog
Child Welfare Blog

Several organizations are working together with web developer Wigwam Creative to build an innovative way to help young people in Colorado. Introducing the “I’m into it” app, a fun and engaging way of helping younge people find their way and become the best version of themselves through self-discovery and fostering connections. The next stage in development requires the help of Colorado youth serving organizations to test and launch the app to successfully meet the needs of the youth who will be using it.

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This FREE half day training with Dr. David Mee Lee is being offered by the Dependency and Neglect System Reform (DANSR) Program. Communication among professionals in the system: How to communicate and integrate treatment and case information as a team and how to function as a team. Participants will walk away with concrete suggestions to develop skills they can practice and apply in their careers.

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Community Blog

DENVER (May 13, 2017) – First Lady of Colorado Robin Hickenlooper and Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), today recognized five families from across Colorado for their dedication to Colorado’s kids in foster care as part of National Foster Care Month. Nearly 100 people attended the luncheon celebration at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Fernando and Aracely Garcia began their foster care journey thinking they might adopt. After learning about the large need for foster families, they decided to remain committed to helping Colorado’s children through foster care.

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This blog post is the 5th in our “Caseworker Conversations” series, highlighting the vital role that caseworkers play in preventing child abuse and neglect in Colorado. If you are inspired by the difference Abigail makes in the lives of children and families in Colorado, consider pursuing a career in social work or simply volunteering with an organization that supports families in your community. We all can play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect, even if we aren't raising a child or working with children every day. Together we can ensure a brighter future for all Colorado children.

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