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'Caramel,' the child care RV, is coming to Pueblo

The Pueblo Chieftain 

Photo Credit: Zachary Allen/ Pueblo Chieftain

Children whose parents receive behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in Pueblo County will soon have access to free, on-site child care, thanks to a recreational vehicle named Caramel. . . .

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Colorado Hospitals Use New Approach To Treat Opioid-Exposed Newborns


There is a traditional treatment for babies experiencing withdrawal from opioids: newborns are separated from their mothers and taken to the neonatal intensive care unit to receive tapered doses of morphine or methadone. They can stay in the hospital for weeks.

A Colorado-based collaborative is changing this approach…

Lack of child care prevents moms from getting drug treatment in Colorado. Here comes “RV Honey.”


The first-of-its-kind program will send RVs renovated as child care classrooms to drug and mental health centers in Denver and the San Luis Valley…

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Rep. Leslie Herod honored for child advocacy by Illuminate Colorado


State Rep. Leslie Herod is among the top honorees of the advocacy group Illuminate Colorado for playing instrumental roles in preventing the maltreatment of children…

Let's have a real conversation about the struggles of parenting


No one’s life is as perfect as it seems online; that’s especially true for parents. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and stopping abuse may start with parents finding support they need…

Illuminate Colorado is Giving Away 40,000 Pinwheels To Inspire A Conversation

Illuminate Colorado, the Colorado Chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America , has given away 30,000 free Pinwheels for Prevention® to inspire Coloradans to grow a better tomorrow for all children, together. The nonprofit working to strengthen families, organizations and communities is calling on an additional 10,000 Coloradans to claim their FREE pinwheels and plant them in their front yards and neighborhoods.

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