Media outlets can help respond to crisis and prevent child maltreatment.

Media outlets can help respond to crisis and prevent child maltreatment.

Media coverage plays an important part in strengthening families and protecting children in Colorado. Recent news coverage of a new mom who left the hospital with her infant, believed to be endangered, brings to light the way families and substance use are often discussed in the media. Here are three ways media outlets can help respond to crisis and prevent child maltreatment.

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llluminate is focused on growing Circle of Parents® in Colorado.

llluminate is focused on growing Circle of Parents® in Colorado.

Community creates brighter childhoods. Parents with a social network of emotionally supportive friends, family, and neighbors often find that it is easier to care for their children and themselves. All parents need people they can call on once in a while when they need a sympathetic listener, advice or support. To help parents find that support in their lives, Illuminate Colorado is focused on growing Circle of Parents® in Colorado.

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We're hiring for two positions!

We're hiring for two positions!

lluminate Colorado is a statewide nonprofit organization focused on preventing child maltreatment and building brighter childhoods through education, advocacy, and family support. With a research-based approach that emphasizes building Protective Factors in families, Illuminate Colorado works to address systemic and multi-sector issues affecting the well-being of children, collaborating with partners at the state and national level to develop powerful programs, policies, and initiatives that keep kids safe.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Pinwheels for Prevention Giveaway at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

MEDIA ADVISORY: Pinwheels for Prevention Giveaway at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Illuminate Colorado has distributed nearly 50,000 pinwheels this month to spark conversations centered on how communities can strengthen families. The organization is excited to join the folks at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to give away the remaining pinwheels at Día de los Libros, a celebration of children, families and culture, all through a love of reading!

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Behavioral health supports for high-risk families may get a real boost this legislative session.

Behavioral health supports for high-risk families may get a real boost this legislative session.

Services and policies that help strengthen families, prevent abuse and neglect, aid caregivers struggling with adversity, and promote positive interactions within families and caregivers help kids develop their potential. After months of advocacy work, numerous agencies and advocates showed up on Friday to testify in support of the HB19-1193 bill and the result was an unanimous vote in favor of behavioral health supports for high risk families in the House Public Health Care & Human Services!

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