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
Opinion: Kids heal better in safe homes than in institutional care, but that means challenges
“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
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
Opinion: Child abuse reports are down, but is abuse just going unseen during the pandemic?
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.
Opinion: Child care in Colorado was ready for reinvention, COVID-19 now demands it
Opinion: We have a chance to improve the lives of foster children at their darkest hour
Opinion: Budget cuts create opportunities — child mental health and welfare should advance
Opinion: An open letter to child protection and human services staff everywhere
Opinion: Let’s celebrate those running toward suffering in our coronavirus world
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
Opinion: No Colorado child should be forced to move between 17 homes to heal
Opinion: Should letting your kid play outside be illegal?
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.
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.
Opinion: Encourage the hope, honor the lament of those touched by adoption. It could save a life.
Opinion: Here’s why some Colorado families are dropping Medicaid coverage for their kids
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