A mom's story: What happens after you call

Caseworkers are on the front lines, helping families who sometimes face unimaginable challenges. As with our Caseworker Conversations blog series, this video provides an insight into the work that caseworkers do to help children and families every day. 

In this video, hear from Alice, a mother of two, who shares her view from the other side of that relationship. Alice and her family had only lived in Colorado a short time when they first met Nicole, a caseworker with the Douglas CountyDepartment of Human Services. Admittedly wary of Nicole’s intentions at first, Alice took a leap of faith and welcomed the support Nicole and her team offered. As a result, they’ve been able to overcome huge obstacles and, as Alice says, go from merely surviving to thriving. 

If you are inspired by the difference Nicole made, consider pursuing a career in social work. You can also simply volunteer with an organization that supports families in your community. Community organizations played a vital role in helping Alice's family grow stronger and more self sufficient over time.

We can all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Even if you aren't raising a child or working with children every day, together we can ensure a brighter, stronger future for all Colorado families. 


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Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.