In preparation for National Foster Care Month in May 2017, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is asking individuals, counties and child placement agencies to recognize a dedicated foster parent (or parents). Each year, CDHS honors foster families from throughout Colorado at a special luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion.
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Everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. Caseworkers and social workers are helping strengthen families and protect children, but they need your help.
To end child abuse and neglect all Coloradans need to educate themselves and be willing to get involved to help a parent or a child.
Even when kids experience child abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help from the community.
Creating a brighter future for a child starts with a phone call for help or the click of a button to get involved.
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Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS Enters its Third Year with Significant Changes
The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) in 2016 received an increased proportion of its calls from friends, family members, neighbors and other members of the public, a result of the state’s focused efforts to broaden awareness and reporting of potential child abuse and neglect.
Everyone plays a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. It's far more than a saying, or a tagline, it's a fact. Child welfare or the child protection system can't do it alone, communities need to come together to support all infants, children, youth, parents and families.