Building the system of the future - take the child welfare survey

Colorado is drafting a new state Child and Family Services Plan, which is essentially a five-year strategic plan for child welfare.  The Colorado Department of Human Services is asking ANYONE with an interest in child welfare to TAKE THIS SURVEY by Wednesday,  January 16th.

Are you one of these people?

  • Young people who have been involved in the child welfare system within the last five years.
  • Biological parents or caregivers who have been involved in the child welfare system within the last five years.
  • Foster and/or adoptive parents, relative kinship caregivers 
  • Ute Mountain Ute tribal representatives
  • The Southern Ute Indian tribal representatives
  • County Human Services Directors
  • County and State child welfare program administrators
  • County child welfare caseworkers and supervisors
  • County staff conducting foster parent and adoption certification, recruitment and retention
  • Court Improvement Program stakeholders, judges and magistrates
  • The Colorado Office of the Child's Representative and guardians ad litem
  • County attorneys
  • The Colorado Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel and respondent parents’ counsel
  • Representatives from CASA organizations and court appointed special advocates
  • Administrative Review Division staff related to child welfare services
  • State Division of Child Welfare Training Unit employees and contracted staff involved with the Child Welfare Training System.
  • Child placement agency staff conducting foster parent and adoption certification, recruitment and retention
  • Staff with state licensed child care facilities, including residential child care facilities
  • Representatives from agencies outside of child welfare services that coordinate services for children, youth and families involved in child welfare services, including, but not limited to, the following agencies:
  • Community mental health centers,
  • Behavioral health organizations,
  • CDHS Office of Behavioral Health,
  • Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and
  • Service providers that work with children, youth and families involved in child welfare services
  • Representatives from agencies that coordinate services for children, youth and families of American Indian/Native American heritage. 

We want to hear from you! 


Five ways to encourage others to take the survey:

  1. Send an email to your coworkers.
  2. Include information in your organization's newsletter asking people to visit www.co4kids.org/childwelfaresurvey
  3. Download a flyer or email them this page to share the survey with parents, caregivers and young people on your caseload. 
  4. Provide access for youth, parents and caregivers to take this electronic survey.  
  5. Share this page throughout your social networks. 

 

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