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Prevention Through Partnership

Prevention Through Partnership

“Prevention happens in partnership” is a phrase often repeated by the Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), Dr. Melissa Merrick. As the Colorado chapter of PCAA these words rang especially true for us at Illuminate Colorado in 2021. As we began to...

Policy Implications of COVID-19

Policy Implications of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges for families, organizations, and communities across the world. Children and families must be supported as our state and federal government weigh potential solutions. The Colorado Supreme Court will decide...

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Parents, we need to connect with each other.

Parents, we need to connect with each other.

Parents, we're only human. Under normal circumstances, we are under all kinds of stress trying to raise small humans to reach their full potential as adults. It is a lot of pressure and the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has caused everything to change. School, work,...

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A Busy Week at the Capitol

A Busy Week at the Capitol

This week, four different Illuminate policy priorities had important next steps--hearings and budget figure setting votes. Illuminate staff proudly testified in strong support of each of the bills below: The Helping Colorado Families Get Ahead Act: On Tuesday,...

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Parent groups popping up all over Colorado!

Parent groups popping up all over Colorado!

As parents, having a network of people who make you feel respected, appreciated and supported is critical, but finding friends like that as an adult doesn’t always happen naturally. That is why Illuminate is encouraging organizations and parents to start and join...

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The Holidays are Upon Us

The Holidays are Upon Us

Woman hands in winter gloves Heart symbol shaped Lifestyle and Feelings concept with sunset light nature on background The holidays are upon us which for many means spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the season together. This time of year presents a...

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FASD Awareness Month Recap

FASD Awareness Month Recap

by Karl Nadon & Jillian Adams September marks the time of the year where FASD awareness, education, and community collaboration comes to the forefront, and this year was certainly no different. This September Illuminate not only hosted a BreakFASD event but also...

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Spotlight Interview with a Parent Leader

Spotlight Interview with a Parent Leader

February is Parent Leadership Month, a time focused on honoring parents for their leadership roles both at home and in their communities. In our mission to build stronger families, Illuminate Colorado has embraced parent leadership as a key aspect of our Circle of...

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An Adult’s Responsibility

An Adult’s Responsibility

Over the past few weeks, multiple incidents of adult misconduct against children have appeared in the media. It is these types of situations that bring attention to an issue that is all too pervasive in our communities.  As adults, we can work together to prevent...

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