Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Colorado Motor Vehicle Problem Identification Report and Dashboard



New Report Release: 2018 Colorado Problem Identification Report

This report gives an overview of fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes over time in the state of Colorado. It was created in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and includes known crash characteristics including crashes involving bicyclists, pedestrians, impaired driving, seat belts, etc. 

These crash characteristics are used to help policy makers, community organizations, and individuals identify where and how to focus prevention efforts. The report below provides an overview of the latest results and changes over time and progress on key state performance measures for motor vehicle safety.  The 2018 Problem Identification Dashboard provides motor vehicle crash data by the county and Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council region (RETAC) where crashes occur in the state of Colorado. 

Both the report and dashboard can be accessed here. Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

RESOURCE Overview on Child Neglect



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Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect

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Over 75 percent of child maltreatment cases in the United States are the result of neglect—far more than physical or sexual abuse.
So why does it receive less attention from practitioners, researchers, and the media?
One reason may be that child neglect is difficult to identify, making it hard to effectively prevent and treat. Neglect can also be challenging to understand.
For example, the difference between neglect and poverty isn’t always considered, which can lead to unnecessary family separations and stigma. This newly updated guide on child neglect can benefit professionals and the public alike.
For Caseworkers
Read about lessons learned from projects such as Families Actively Improving Relationships and the Trauma Adapted Family Connections intervention, and how several states are using differential response along with family-centered and partnership-based approaches.
The guide also provides additional resources, including links to assessment tools, training toolkits, and more.
Your feedback is important. Be sure to let us know how we're doing by taking our survey! For more information, visit our website, email us atinfo@childwelfare.gov, or call us toll-free at 1.800.394.3366. 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

FUNDING Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program.  The purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. This program supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, build healthy communities, and improve health equity.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2018

Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact. This program supports collaboration between local pediatric providers and community leaders in an effort to provide quality health care and preventive health services to children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities.

HTPCP funding supports projects that provide clinical or public health services, and does not support research projects. HTPCP applications MUST represent either a new initiative (i.e., project that was not previously in existence) within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative.

Of particular interest are clinical and public health interventions in community-based settings in the following topical areas:
  • Early child development/school readiness
  • Medical home (including enhanced family and adolescents engagement)
  • Care coordination and case management
  • Oral health
  • Substance use services (including the integration of substance use services for children and adolescents at-risk for or have substance use disorders (SUD), or assessing for substance use and SUD during pre-natal and well-child visits)
  • Mental health
  • School-based health
  • Healthy weight promotion and physical activity 

To access the full Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here 

Monday, August 13, 2018

OPPORTUNITY Youth PRIDE Coalition



If you want more information, click here, or contact Jessie Shay with questions!
Please share with any youth and your contacts that work with youth!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

FUNDING Community Based Child Abuse Prevention

The Colorado Department of Human Services has posted RFP 2019000012 Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), in Colorado's Vendor Self Service (ColoradoVSS) web application.  You can access ColoradoVSS at www.colorado.gov/vss and use the RFP to locate all documents and information related to this RFP by inputting the RFP number 2018000012.

Deadline to apply: August 23, 2018 2pm

Purpose 
The purpose of the CBCAP program is to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs, and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect and to support the coordination of resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, to foster understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations in order to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.  Click here for more information

RFA Application, Information and Timeline can be found here 

Monday, August 6, 2018

OPPORTUNITY: Youth Suicide Prevention Symposium Registration and call for proposals!




CALL FOR PROPOSALS! The review committee is looking for workshops that would be appropriate for one or more of the following tracks: 
  • Prevention – this might include programs and strategies schools can use with students, staff or parents in elementary, middle and/or high school to prevent suicide. Evidence based programs are preferred. 
  • Intervention/Assessment – this might include protocols and procedures used in your school to assess possible suicidal ideation and intervention procedures once a student has been found to have suicidal thoughts. 
  • Postvention – this might include how a school responds after a student has made an attempt and/or after a student or staff member has died by suicide. Schools are particularly interested in procedures that lessen the chance of contagion. 
Typically our audience for suicide workshops have included school mental health professionals but we would like workshops to appeal to administrators, teachers, community mental health providers and emergency responders that work with our schools. For more information about submitting proposals, click here

Friday, August 3, 2018

High-quality connections to school, parents, and neighborhood can protect youth from delinquent behaviors




A new report examines how protective factors at the family, peer, school, and community levels influence the relationship between self-reported experiences of child maltreatment and later delinquent or criminal behaviors among adolescents and young adults. The authors find that certain protective factors (especially high-quality connections to school, parents, and their neighborhood) can impact the likelihood that youth will engage in delinquent behavior. A connection to school is particularly protective for youth who have experienced maltreatment.

These findings suggest that strengthening the connections among youth who have experienced maltreatment to supportive peer, family, and school environments may be an important strategy for helping these youth avoid engagement with the juvenile and adult justice systems.