For Colorado to remain one of the healthiest economies in the country, we need to work together to build brighter childhoods.
Our future workforce, innovators, leaders, and community members can only reach their full potential through thoughtful development and investment in services and policies that strengthen families and protect children.
It’s essential for elected officials and policy makers to understand how to prevent child maltreatment and listen to parents in every community.
Illuminating Policy Prevents Child Maltreatment
Illuminate Colorado strengthens families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment. Protective factors are conditions or attributes in individuals, families, communities or the larger society that help people deal more effectively with stressful events and mitigate or eliminate risk in families and communities.
Concrete Supports in times of Need
Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development
Social & Emotional Competence of Children
Colorado Legislative Progress Toward Prevention
Every legislative session, Illuminate crafts a policy agenda highlighting policy priorities that build one or more protective factors known to prevent child maltreatment to ensure Colorado’s policies build brighter childhoods.
These strategies build protective factors in all families to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs–including addressing systemic barriers to building protective factors across the population.
These strategies build protective factors in families in high stress situations to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs–including addressing systemic barriers to strengthening families in high stress situations.
These strategies build protective factors in families to prevent recurrence of child maltreatment–including addressing systemic barriers to healing & recovery.
Wondering how a policy prevents child maltreatment?
Contact us to learn more about each policy priority and how we can help you strengthen families in your community.