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PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE

 

We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. 

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. 

 


Five Protective Factors

Proven ways for parents to help kids grow and maintain strong families include:

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.


Mini-Grant Awardees

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. Congratulations to this year's awardees!  

  • Denver Housing Authority
  • Junteenth Music Festival
  • Mile High Early Learning
  • Denver Dream Center
  • International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
  • Denver Five Points Family Leadership Training Institute
  • Boys and Girls Club of Denver - Vickers
  • Griffith Centers for Children
  • Denver's Early Childhood Council
  • Warren Village First Step*
  • HOPE Center*
  • Denver Indian Family Resource Center*
  • Sun Valley Youth Center*

*Denotes second consecutive year of receiving the grant

 

Report Child Abuse by calling 1-800-CO-4-KIDS

Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 

To report suspected child abuse and neglect, call 1-844-CO-4-Kids

(1-844-264-5437)

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:

CONTACT US
 

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Wednesday - by appointment only
 
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If you need Spanish-language relay services, please call 800-337-3242.
 

 

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