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Calls to Colorado’s child abuse hotline fell during coronavirus, but harm to kids likely didn’t

Child welfare officials have been concerned throughout the coronavirus pandemic that kids were out of sight of teachers, doctors who must report abuse

News

Opinion: Kids heal better in safe homes than in institutional care, but that means challenges

Opinion Columns

“Fraudulent worker” investigation shakes Moffat County; human services director leaves job

County officials refuse to respond to inquiries about the staff shakeup and probe of more than 80 cases

Sun Investigation

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

Sun Investigation

Opinion: Child abuse reports are down, but is abuse just going unseen during the pandemic?

Opinion Columns

In rural Crowley County, a safe return to in-person school is really the only option

The challenges of distance learning hit schools on the high plains of southeast Colorado especially hard. With fewer resources than larger, wealthier urban districts, Crowley County relied on dedicated educators to try to fill the gap.

Education

Opinion: Child care in Colorado was ready for reinvention, COVID-19 now demands it

Opinion Columns

Opinion: We have a chance to improve the lives of foster children at their darkest hour

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Budget cuts create opportunities — child mental health and welfare should advance

Opinion Columns

Opinion: An open letter to child protection and human services staff everywhere

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s celebrate those running toward suffering in our coronavirus world

Opinion Columns

Despite reforms, the number of children dying of abuse and neglect in Colorado hasn’t subsided

Fewer than half of child deaths are reviewed, and the child protection ombudsman is calling for a new process

News

Opinion: No Colorado child should be forced to move between 17 homes to heal

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Should letting your kid play outside be illegal?

Opinion Columns

Their baby was taken away and placed in foster care for 164 days. It turns out, he had a bone disorder.

The Bryants’ son was one of 4,772 Colorado children removed from their homes by child welfare authorities and living in foster care last year. But their story isn’t the typical tale of a child rescued from abuse or neglect.

News

Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Encourage the hope, honor the lament of those touched by adoption. It could save a life.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Here’s why some Colorado families are dropping Medicaid coverage for their kids

Opinion Columns

Turning the child welfare system upside down in Colorado isn’t easy, or cheap

New federal law focuses on child abuse prevention, forces states to look to foster families instead of institutions

Politics and Government

Opinion: Make a difference in the life of a child in need. Become a special advocate.

Opinion Columns
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