Community Education & Awareness

We raise awareness, engage in public education campaigns and promote positive community norms to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Issue Brief Social Media Toolkit

Illuminate Colorado published “Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse: An Issue Brief of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention in Colorado” in November 2021. Below are sample social media posts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as talking points and a sample op-ed.

We’d love to see your posts! As you post, please tag us:

 

Facebook

Example Posts:

New research from Illuminate Colorado examines data and trends related to child sexual abuse in Colorado and presents recommendations for preventing abuse statewide in “Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse: An Issue Brief on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Colorado.”

Oor organization is proud to be a part of the Colorado Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coalition and supports the recommendations made to create a Colorado where children grow up free from sexual abuse.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: During my 30 years serving children and families, I have developed a deep appreciation and understanding of community prevention efforts to reduce child abuse. Child sexual abuse is among the most egregious events that can happen to a child, and the report released today by Illuminate Colorado provides new insights into what we all can do to help prevent such tragedies. The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is appreciative of the information gathered by Illuminate and supports their recommendation of investing in strategies that can build strong community awareness around this issue.” –Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado Stephanie Villafuerte

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: This generation of Coloradans can protect the next by educating themselves on how to create safer communities where everyone is actively thinking about how to prevent children from being sexually abused. We need to give all Coloradans the skills they need to protect children and create communities where children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Across Colorado, and in our own backyards, child sexual abuse is a major public health concern which must be addressed as a core element of child safety and family well-being. Ultimately, building awareness, knowledge, skills, and confidence with adults, who are supported by communities, systems, and policies to create safe environments leverages the best of the evidence and expertise available in the prevention of child sexual abuse.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Each one of us has a collective responsibility to work together to shift social norms, promote training and encourage practice transformation to prevent child sexual abuse in Colorado. This is an opportunity to put the responsibility back where it belongs, with adults, and give all Coloradans the skills they need to protect children and create communities where children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Colorado needs to fund strategic multi-year public awareness campaigns reaching all Coloradans to shift the norms related to child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Colorado needs to train adults on their collective responsibility to promote healthy child development and prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Colorado needs to continue to identify, engage in, and support policies and system improvements to prevent initial occurrence or reoccurrence of child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Instagram

Example Post: Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse: An Issue Brief on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Colorado examines data and trends related to child sexual abuse in Colorado, highlights efforts to prevent this trauma and presents recommendations to advance prevention statewide.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: During my 30 years serving children and families, I have developed a deep appreciation and understanding of community prevention efforts to reduce child abuse. Child sexual abuse is among the most egregious events that can happen to a child, and the report released today by Illuminate Colorado provides new insights into what we all can do to help prevent such tragedies. The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is appreciative of the information gathered by Illuminate and supports their recommendation of investing in strategies that can build strong community awareness around this issue.” –Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado Stephanie Villafuerte

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: This generation of Coloradans can protect the next by educating themselves on how to create safer communities where everyone is actively thinking about how to prevent children from being sexually abused. We need to give all Coloradans the skills they need to protect children and create communities where children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Across Colorado, and in our own backyards, child sexual abuse is a major public health concern which must be addressed as a core element of child safety and family well-being. Ultimately, building awareness, knowledge, skills, and confidence with adults, who are supported by communities, systems, and policies to create safe environments leverages the best of the evidence and expertise available in the prevention of child sexual abuse.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Each one of us has a collective responsibility to work together to shift social norms, promote training and encourage practice transformation to prevent child sexual abuse in Colorado. This is an opportunity to put the responsibility back where it belongs, with adults, and give all Coloradans the skills they need to protect children and create communities where children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

See the recommendations, read the full issue brief and take action at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Colorado needs to fund strategic multi-year public awareness campaigns reaching all Coloradans to shift the norms related to child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at our link in bio.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Colorado needs to train adults on their collective responsibility to promote healthy child development and prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at our link in bio.

 

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at our link in bio.

 

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at our link in bio.

 

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Example Post: Colorado needs to continue to identify, engage in, and support policies and system improvements to prevent initial occurrence or reoccurrence of child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at our link in bio.

 

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrighterChildhoods #StopChildAbuse #StopChildSexualAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

Link in bio: https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye

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Twitter

Example Post: Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse examines data & trends related to child sexual abuse in #Colorado, highlights efforts to prevent this trauma & presents recommendations to advance prevention.

See the recommendations at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Creating a Colorado Where Children Grow Up Free From Sexual Abuse examines data & trends related to child sexual abuse in #Colorado, highlights efforts to prevent this trauma & presents recommendations to advance prevention.

See the recommendations at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

Click to download image

 

Example Post: This generation of Coloradans can protect the next by educating themselves on how to create safer communities where everyone is actively thinking about how to prevent children from being sexually abused. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA

See the recommendations at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Across #Colorado, and in our own backyards, child sexual abuse is a major public health concern which must be addressed as a core element of child safety and family well-being. Prevention is possible. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA

See the recommendations at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

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Example Post: Each one of us has a collective responsibility to work together to shift social norms, promote training and encourage practice transformation to prevent child sexual abuse in #Colorado. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA

See the recommendations at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye.

Click to download image

 

Example Post: #Colorado needs to fund strategic multi-year public awareness campaigns reaching all Coloradans to shift the norms related to child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

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Example Post: #Colorado needs to train adults on their collective responsibility to promote healthy child development and prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

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Example Post: #Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

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Example Post: #Colorado needs to expand learning opportunities to support adults in building skills and confidence in approaching conversations about child sexual abuse prevention. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

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Example Post: #Colorado needs to continue to identify, engage in, and support policies and system improvements to prevent initial occurrence or reoccurrence of child sexual abuse. Why? Read more at https://bit.ly/2Yz46Ye. #StopChildAbuse #EndCSA #COleg #COpolitics

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Safe Sleep & 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month. In addition to the resources and tools available through the national Safe to Sleep® campaign. Below is a social media toolkit with images and sample posts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter specific to Colorado.

We’d love to see your posts! As you post, please tag us:

 

Facebook

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post: October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere!

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post: The ABC’s of safe sleep are simple and easy! Babies should be Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make sure a baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and without any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, whether explained or unexplained. 

These deaths often occur during sleep, so it is important to take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. 

Learn practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death ➡️ http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J

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Suggested Post Date: October 23

Example Post: Inequities in areas like food security, education, job opportunities, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these community inequities more than others, which leads to significant disparities in infant mortality rates.

Learn more about the inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities ➡️ https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/safesleep/#social-needs

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Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post: Safe Sleep Month is ending, but safe sleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! 

Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today! ➡️ https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/project/issp/#ISSPGetInvolved

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Instagram

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post:

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere!

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post:

The ABC’s of safe sleep are simple and easy! Babies should be Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make sure a baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and without any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #roomsharing

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post:

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, whether explained or unexplained. 

These deaths often occur during sleep, so it is important to take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. 

Learn practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death at our link in bio.

Link in bio: http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Suggested Post Date: October 23

Example Post:

Inequities in areas like food security, education, job opportunities, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these community inequities more than others, which leads to significant disparities in infant mortality rates.

Learn more about the inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities at our link in bio.

Link in bio: https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/safesleep/#social-needs

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post:

Safe Sleep Month is ending, but safe sleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today at our link in bio.

Link in bio: https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/project/issp/#ISSPGetInvolved

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Twitter

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post: October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere! #SafeSleepMonth #SIDSAwarenessMonth

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post: The ABC’s of #safesleep are simple and easy! Baby should be Alone, on their Back, in a Crib.

You don’t need fancy equipment to make sure baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and w/out any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post:

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. #SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly & unexpectedly, explained or unexplained. SUID often occurs during sleep, so take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. #SafeSleep
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Post Date: October 23

 

Example Thread:
Inequities in areas like food security, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these inequities more than others. (1/2)
Learn more about the community inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Ww5kCG #SUID #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SafeSleep (2/2)
 
 

Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post:

Safe Sleep Month is ending, but #safesleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! 

Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today! ➡️

Get Involved in Colorado

The mission of the Colorado Infant Safe Sleep Partnership  is to support families, providers, organizations and policymakers to increase infant safe sleep practices and address related barriers and disparities, through education, practice change and systems improvement.

Community Education & Awareness

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October #SafeSleepSnap Activities

Infant safe sleep and SIDS awareness month is a great time to talk about how to practice safe sleep with the little ones in your life and create change in your community to prevent the heartbreaking loss of an infant's life.

Safe Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding

Share videos to help explain ways to practice safe infant sleep and breastfeeding. Available in English & Spanish.

Get Information and Materials

Get Safe to Sleep® materials to share with parents, grandparents and health care providers.

Explore the Campaign

Safe to Sleep® started in 1994 as Back to Sleep to teach people about reducing the risk of SIDS. Learn more about the Safe to Sleep® campaign.

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