2017 Children's Caucus Events Now Through April 17th
March 17, 2017
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Children’s Caucus events happening now through April 17th 2017.
On February 27th, the Children’s Caucus successfully launched its first 2017 event at the State Capitol. Legislators attended “Child Welfare 101 – What happens after you call,” with Betsy Fordyce from Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Katie Facchinello and Laura Solomon from Colorado Department of Human Services. The discussion covered what happens after a call is made to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, with the opportunity for legislators to ask questions.
Betsy Fordyce from Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Katie Facchinello and Laura Solomon from Colorado Department of Human Services present to legislators on Child Welfare 101: What happens after you call.
Co-Chaired by Senator John Kefalas (D), Senator Jim Smallwood (R), Representative Jonathan Singer (D), and Representative Dan Nordberg (R), “The Children’s Caucus provides legislators with a much needed space to put partisanship aside and discuss effective solutions to support Colorado children, ensuring none are left behind. The Children’s Caucus also provides bill tracking for proposed legislation impacting children.”
Bipartisan support in the Children’s Caucus is inspiring, with both sides of the aisle coming together to find solutions to challenges many Colorado kids are up against. Taking the time to discuss these issues is important because these children are our future community leaders.
Senator Kefalas said: “The Colorado Children’s Caucus is a great opportunity for legislators to focus on the well-being of children and to better understand best practices for addressing such issues as child abuse and neglect. I am pleased and honored to co-chair the 2017 Children’s Caucus with my colleagues in the Senate and House because the children are our future, and this is a great opportunity for legislators to learn and to unite around such an important cause.”
Sessions are open to the public. Upcoming important dates are:
- March 20, 2017: Colorado CASA & Out of Home Placement (CAFCA)
- April 3, 2017: Child Abuse Prevention Panel
- April 17, 2017: Drug Endangered Children
*Legislators pictured attended the February 27th session, "Child Welfare 101 - What happens after you call." Senator Jim Smallwood (back left), Representative Jonathan Singer (back right), Senator John Kefalas (front right), Senator Rhonda Fields (front left) and Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (center).
For more information on the Children’s Caucus or to become a member visit cochildrenscaucus.weebly.com.
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