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Bloom Yoga Is for Everyone: Promoting Protective Factors in Colorado Professionals, Caregivers, and Kids
Strengthening families requires a holistic approach. That’s why Bloom Yoga offers supportive, trauma-informed yoga for anyone who plays a part in family strengthening. That means kids, caregivers, and professionals alike!
Reflecting on the 2023 Colorado Legislative Session
This legislative session, Illuminate Colorado advocated for 25 bills that would promote protective factors to prevent child maltreatment and strengthen families. These bills ranged across many areas of focus…
Illuminate Colorado Is Hiring A Strategic Initiatives Associate!
Are you looking for a position that will allow you to flex your coalition management and coordination skills? This position is for you!
Building a Family-Wellbeing System for Colorado Families: Updates from the Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families
Did you know that there’s an initiative right here in Colorado that is working to create the conditions that kids– and the adults in their lives– need to thrive? The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families (CPTF) has been working tirelessly to identify what Colorado communities need in order to be safe and supportive spaces for families…
Prevention Partnership Spotlight: Colorado State University Kappa Delta Phi Epsilon Chapter
Summer can be hard for parents. If you’ve taken care of a child, you might know that it can take a lot of energy and ideas to keep up with them. When kids are out of school for the summer, this can increase the load on parents and caregivers, especially if they aren’t...
Looking Forward from Child Abuse Prevention Month: Strengthening Colorado Families is a Year-Round Effort
Colorado saw lots of wins for children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month, but the work isn’t over. Learn how you can help us strengthen families, organizations, and communities all year long…
A Race to the Finish Under the Dome: Strengthening Colorado Families through Policy
As Colorado is nearing the end of its legislative session, we at Illuminate Colorado are continuing to advocate for family strengthening at the capitol. While several bills have already crossed the governor’s desk, many are still making their way through the legislative process…
Strengthening Colorado Families Impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through Policy
Although FASDs impact thousands of Colorado families, many have limited access to information, diagnostic resources, and healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about these conditions. Policy change is needed at a state and federal level to ensure children and families have the resources and support needed to thrive…
Celebrating Leaders in Child Maltreatment Prevention at the 2023 Illuminate Colorado Pinwheel Breakfast
On April 13th, the Illuminating Leadership Awards were held, celebrating the contributions of exceptional individuals, groups of individuals, and organizations who have furthered our collective mission to strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment.
New Illuminate Colorado Staff Expand Strategic Initiatives and Strengthen Fundraising Capacity
Get to know Illuminate’s new team members and how they are adding to Illuminate’s capacity to support families and prevent child maltreatment across Colorado!
Illuminate Colorado Is Hiring A Home Visitation Programs Manager!
Are you interested in the implementation and quality improvement of home visitation programs? This position is for you! Under the guidance of the Director of Home Visitation, the Home Visiting Programs Manager will lead and support the State Intermediary functions...
A Day in Photos: Illuminate Colorado Celebrates Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Capitol
On April 3rd, Illuminate Colorado spent the day at the Colorado State Capitol celebrating the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month– and we took photos!
Strengthening Colorado Families with Food and Nutrition Support
This March, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments expired, impacting families across Colorado. Legislators, community-based organizations, and local communities are considering how to ensure families have the tools needed to maintain food and nutrition security.
New Collaborative Project Gears Up for Implementation
The vision of CO-ECCS is to advance the infrastructure, capacity, equity, and sustainability of Colorado’s maternal and early childhood systems of care. To accomplish this, partners from across the state are coming together to strategize around multiple goals.
Introducing HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences
Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) is a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.
Best Practices, Storytelling, and Stigma Reduction: An Update from SuPPoRT Colorado
We had the chance to speak with Kelli Sutton, a Strategic Initiatives Manager at Illuminate Colorado, about what SuPPoRT Colorado accomplished in 2022, and the goals it is working toward in 2023.
Join Us in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Around the month of April, for more than ten years now, you may have seen gardens of pinwheels planted in the community, at school, day care or a local hospital or nonprofit organization, and wondered, why? It’s because planting pinwheels represents the bright childhoods we all want for children…
Keeping Kids Safe Starts With a Conversation
It is essential for any professional who works directly with families to be equipped with the tools needed to have effective conversations about substances. That’s why Illuminate Colorado developed a conversation guide for professionals to use in talking to families about substance use and preventing child maltreatment…
Family Connects in Eagle County: Conversations with Nurse Home Visitors
In February, Illuminate Colorado’s Executive Director, Jade Woodard, and Director of Home Visitation, Angelica Fox, visited the Eagle County Family Connects team!
Strengthening Families Through Policy: Building Economic Security
This year, Colorado legislators are pursuing policy change that will enhance financial wellbeing and help build a foundation for Colorado families to thrive. By focusing on economic security for working families, Colorado has the opportunity to promote concrete support in times of need…