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

The Pueblo Chieftain | April 14, 2022

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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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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Colorado Hospitals Use New Approach To Treat Opioid-Exposed Newborns

KUNC | DEC 4, 2019 – 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…

Rep. Leslie Herod honored for child advocacy by Illuminate Colorado

COLORADO POLITICS | NOV 23, 2019 – 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

9 NEWS | APRIL 9, 2018 – 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…


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