CARE Network Community Resources

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CARE Network Community Resource Directory 

An important goal of the CARE Network is to expand the safety net for children and to reduce severe child maltreatment and fatalities. Quality evaluations will improve recognition of abuse; however, prevention of abuse remains an important priority.  This will involve not only educating and training health care and behavioral health providers about signs that children may be at risk of maltreatment, but also the promotion of community collaboration with other agencies and institutions responsible for the health and safety of children. 

 

As at risk children are identified, the goal of the network is to ensure that referrals to available resource are made. Additionally, as local “champions” are developed, providers will be positioned to recognize community-specific needs and lead prevention efforts.  Network Designated Providers should work with existing programs, as well as build relationships with relevant medical and non-medical stakeholders.  Ideally, Designated Providers will be viewed as a resource for the community, not just for evaluations but as a trusted source of information and education regarding childhood adversity.  Training curricula will address how to screen and refer and will highlight the importance of working with local community partners. 

An important framework to this work has been described by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/riskprotectivefactors.html.  Protective factors involve non-healthcare related issues such as housing, employment, financial supports.  Parenting and childcare resources are particularly relevant.  In an effort to support the CARE Network Designated Providers, the following community resources for families to address health and social needs have been compiled. 

Colorado Counties by Region 
Colorado Statewide Resources 

2-1-1 Help Center (Dial 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489 toll free)

"2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community." -https://www.211colorado.org/

Crisis Hotlines and Services

Child abuse, domestic violence, runaway, and suicide hotlines, Colorado crisis services

Child Abuse

Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), Department of Human / Social Services Agencies, CO4Kids

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Crisis Hotlines, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Advocacy Centers

Family Support

Legal Services & Programs, Family Resource Centers, Parent Support, Home Visiting Programs, Childcare, Early Learning

Financial and Job Assistance Services

Job Assistance Services, Financial Assistance

Food & Housing Assistance

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food Banks, Rental Assistance, Utilities, Homeless Shelters

Behavioral Health Centers (by county)

North/Denver Metro Region, Northwest Region, Pikes Peak Region, West Region, Southwest Region, East Region, Southeast Region, Central Region

Health

Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.), Public Health Facilities, Pregnancy Resources, Health Insurance Financial Programs & Assistance

The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect 

13123 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045

TheKempeCenter.org

Phone: (720) 777-6919

Email: carenetwork@ucdenver.edu