CO4Kids Blogs

Coloradans are changing the lives of children, youth and families every day. The CO4kids blogs shine a light on the work being done in communities across the state.

  • Community blog - promoting prevention, inspirational real-life stories, and expert opinions and news from the campaign. 

  • Professionals blog - supporting the people dedicating their careers and lives to ending child abuse in Colorado. 

  • Parent Partner blog -  amplifying the shared experiences of adoptive parents, foster families and nontraditional families raising children and young people who have experienced trauma, child abuse and neglect. 

Parent Partner Blog

Foster and adoptive mom Nedra Cox and her son weren't getting any sleep. After a long search, she finally found something that worked. Nedra shares her advice in this blog post. 

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In August 2016, the Ongoing Services Team in the Office of Children, Youth and Families kicked-off an 11-county Post-Permanency Summit tour to hear directly from adoptive, foster and kinship families about what support services work, don’t work and what they would like to see more of. Eight months and thousands of miles later, the listening tour wrapped up in Aurora on April 11, 2017.

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Child Welfare Blog
Community Blog

Two and 3-year-olds have many skills, but controlling their tempers is not one of them. Tantrums are common at this age because toddlers are becoming independent and developing their own wants, needs, and ideas. However, they are not yet able to express their wants and feelings with words. Take comfort in the fact that most children outgrow tantrums by age 4.

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This blog post is the 3rd in our “Caseworker Conversations” series, highlighting the vital roles that caseworkers play in preventing child abuse and neglect in Colorado. Michael also chose to share his story in a TV commercial as part of the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign in order to help spread the word that everyone plays a role in protecting Colorado’s children. You can check his commercial out HERE.

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