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 raising awareness of child abuse and neglect. 

  • 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

In the second part of a two-part blog, a Colorado mom talks about how adopting a teen was both the most simple, yet the most complicated, thing she and her husband have done.

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Child Welfare Blog

The Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) addresses Colorado's five-year strategic plan of vision and goals for our child welfare system, the 2015-2019 Child and Family Services Plan. CDHS will submit the final report in June to our federal partners, but first, we want your input! You may make comments directly on the pdf (or write an email referencing page numbers of the pdf) and submit them to by April 3, 2018. A conference call will be held next Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm MT to record additional feedback. 


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"Based on the report, the department is confident that many of the current efforts and initiatives happening in Colorado address areas needing improvement for the performance improvement plan. Overall, we are doing great work in Colorado and we all should be proud." said  Ann Rosales, director of the CDHS Division of Child Welfare.

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Community Blog