April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect, and Denver Human Services invites all of Denver to take part in activities and raise awareness and promote child safety and family wellness.
Helping families build healthy, positive relationships is a major part of the prevention of child abuse and it takes an entire educated community. Each year, we work with business, government and community partners to place blue Pinwheels for Prevention throughout Denver as a symbol of our community’s commitment to protecting our children.
1. Be Strong in the Face of Stress
Resilience is managing stress and dealing with your life even when things get difficult.
2. Nurture Caring Friendships
Having a network of friends and family helps us feel secure, confident and empowered.
3. Grow Your Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
There is no perfect parent, but knowing what to expect does make the job easier.
4. Ask for Support When You Need It
Some problems are too big to solve alone. Knowing where to get help in the community can make it easier.
5. Help Your Child Manage Feelings and Relationships
Help children develop skills so they can manage their emotions and build healthy relationships with their peers and adults.
Keeping families strong and children safe is a role all people play in Denver, especially community organizations who interact with children and families regularly in their own neighborhoods. Denver Human Services (DHS) offers grant funding opportunities for Denver community organizations to organize community events and programs in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Information on 2018 opportunities will be posted here soon. Below is a list of the 2017 awardees:
*Denotes second consecutive year of receiving the grant
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help.
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.
Additional parenting resources:
Denver 311 Help Center
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479