Help Kids Thrive

Help Kids Thrive is a public awareness campaign to keep families stable, help kids thrive, and build stronger communities. The campaign is designed not only to build awareness, but also to encourage participation in a number of activities that will help strengthen our community.

You can Help Kids Thrive by:

Become familiar with the five protective factors and share this information with other adults to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.

1) Be a Bounce Back Family
Challenging times impact every family. Recognizing stressful situations and keeping a sense of hope helps us take constructive action to turn things around. 

2) Make Parent Growth a Priority
Taking time to learn what is age appropriate and how to set realistic expectations gives us tools to cope positively with various situations. 

3) Learn More About Child Growth
Helping children develop emotionally helps them identify their feelings, clearly communicate and problem solve, and prepares them for positive social interaction. 

4) Surround Yourself with a Network of Friends & Family
Having a strong support system of neighbors and community members helps us get needed breaks, cope with difficult times and prevents us from becoming isolated. 

5) Call a Pro
Getting to know a day care professional, caseworker, teacher or doctor gives us an expert to turn to in times of need. 

Denver Human Services will host five free Love & Logic® parenting workshops in April, as part of its effort to Help Kids Thrive.

Love & Logic® Parenting Workshops

  • Tuesday, April 1: What is Love and Logic®?  How to put an end to arguments with your child
  • Tuesday, April 8:  How to handle tantrums and time out for young children at home and in public
  • Tuesday, April 15: Getting your child to bed without a hassle and potty training
  • Tuesday, April 22: Big misbehavior has big consequences and how to get kids to learn from their choices
  • Tuesday, April 29:  What to do when your kids drain your energy


Denver Human Services is offering these sessions for free as part of a statewide campaign to Help Kids Thrive in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Caretakers are encouraged to attend one or all sessions and are asked to RSVP to 720-944-6005 or Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org. Space is limited. Childcare and snacks will be provided at each session. All sessions will be held at DHS, 3815 Steele St., Denver. 


A special thanks to all our partners for supporting the Help Kids Thrive campaign!
  • City & County of Denver Building
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Denver Firehouses
  • Denver Human Services
  • Denver International Airport
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Public Libraries
  • Denver Recreation Centers
  • McNichols Building
  • Pepsi Center
  • RTD
  • Webb Building

To learn more about becoming a partner, please send an email to Jamie.Bradley@denvergov.org

Nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and dozens of organizations throughout Colorado are partnering to raise awareness to Help Kids Thrive in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. You can get involved by wearing blue ribbons, planting a pinwheel garden, sharing these resources or attending an event. 

Download and print this information and share with parents and caretakers.


Activity Date/Time  Location 
Wear Blue Day  Tuesday, April 1  Statewide
City Council Proclamation Reading  Tuesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m.  City & County Building
Love & Logic Session 1:
What is love and logic?  
How to put an end to arguments with your child
RSVP: Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org 
 Tuesday, April 1, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  DHS, 3815 Steele St.
Help Kids Thrive Kickoff with Mayor Hancock  Wednesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m. Focus Points Family Resource Center
2501 E. 48th Ave.
Love & Logic Session 2: 
How to handle tantrums and time out for
young children at home and in public
RSVP: Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org
 Tuesday, April 8, 6 - 7:30 p.m. DHS, 3815 Steele St.
Love & Logic Session 3:
Getting your child to bed without a hassle
and potty training 
RSVP: Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org
 Tuesday, April 15, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  DHS, 3815 Steele St.
Love & Logic Session 4:
Big misbehavior has big
consequences and getting kids to learn from choices
RSVP: Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org
 Tuesday, April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  DHS, 3815 Steele St.
Hamilton Middle School Pinwheel Unveiling
Students will unveil a large pinwheel display and 
Mayor Hancock will talk to kids about the 
significance of pinwheels
 Monday, April 28, 9:30 - 10 a.m.  8600 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Love & Logic Session 5: 
What to do when your kids drain your energy
RSVP: Karen.Kindblade@denvergov.org
 Tuesday, April 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  DHS, 3815 Steele St. 
     
 

Learn more about child abuse prevention and get ideas on how you can Be The One who makes a difference at http://www.ourkidsyourkids.org/BeTheOneColorado or call 1-800-Children (244-5373)

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