Reports of suspected child sexual abuse have risen each year since 2015, but there was a steep drop in all reports to the statewide child abuse hotline this year due to the isolation of coronavirus. Illuminate Colorado wants to train more than 280,000 adults in sexual abuse prevention. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Rural Colorado struggles to find foster homes as new federal law seeks to keep more kids out of group settings

Only 13 families volunteer in the vast, six-county San Luis Valley, where poverty presents one of several obstacles to placement

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A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

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Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its indigenous people -- and chocolate