Monday, March 2, 2015


Announcing Child Abuse Prevention Month: 
Mini Grants
Hello Partners,

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that April was the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the national, state and local levels during April each year.

Denver Human Services has participated in Child Abuse Prevention Month activities for many years by offering free parenting classes, and partnering with community organizations to help spread awareness. This year we will continue to offer free parenting classes in the community as well as continue collaborating with community agencies as well as develop new partnerships.

The Prevention Services section at Denver Human Services is dedicated to creating a safe space where the community can recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month through various activities and promotional events in April.  We are committed to creating awareness of child abuse and find ways to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever occurring. We recognize that we cannot take on this important task alone; we need community partnerships.

We are pleased to announce our 1st Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month mini- grant opportunity for child abuse prevention month this April! 

Denver Human Services is offering ten (10), $1,500.00 mini-grants to community organizations interested in celebrating Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting a community event in April of this year. 

Please help us spread the word and increase our community partnerships! The application deadline is Friday, March 6th.

Joe Homlar
Division Director- Child Welfare
Denver Department of Human Services 
For more information or to apply for one of the ten (10), $1,500.00 mini-grants please click HERE

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FREE Suicide Awareness Training

safeTALK Workshops

February 24, 2015 from 5-8 p.m.  (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
March 19, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
Limited space available in each workshop! Who should attend: Anyone over the age of 15!  All workshops are held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office — Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.   
safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;  
  • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, and intervention caregivers.
Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives. To register please follow the instructions on the flyers posted above by date.  If you have additional questions please contact Phyllis Harvey at   Sponsored by: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program, Douglas County School District and the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance.
safeTALK is not designed for those that have experienced a recent suicide loss.  If you are grieving the recent loss of a loved one to suicide, we recommend you join a support group or visit to find useful information related to coping with suicide loss. 



Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit

Topics Include:
Marijuana Impaired Driving
Older Driver Safety
Distracted Driving Prevention
Evidence-based Motor Vehicle Policies

Special Presentation: 
Think Fast Interactive
Car Fit Event

Registration is free.
Limited scholarships available for room cost assistance.
           Registration information and detailed agenda coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Office of Transportation Safety RFA and Problem Identification Report

Office of Transportation Safety Request for Applications

SAVE THE DATE: (TOMORROW) February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

The FY16 Office of Transportation Safety (OTS) Request for Applications, OTS Project Application Instructions and Template and Application Score Sheet are now posted

New for this year: This application is for a three-year grant period. The first year grant cycle will begin on or after October 1, 2015. Funding for the second and third years in the three-year funding cycle will be based on satisfactory performance, adherence to the program specifications, the availability of funding and the submission of required second and third year application and budget updates.

The RFA process will kick off with an informational webinar hosted by CDOT and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am.
  • The link is:
  • If your computer does not have speakers and a mic you will also need to call into our conference line: 712-432-0220 Pin: 2589
  • Additional technical assistance will be made available through CDPHE - more details will be posted on the website as information becomes available. 
  • A recording of the webinar will also be posted for those unable to attend the webinar.

Problem Identification Report

The 2015 Problem Identification Report is also available to the public.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From the VIPrevention Network 

Posted: 20 Jan 2015 11:16 AM PST

Re-certification Scholarships Available

Are you needing to re-certify before September 30, 2015? Did you know that CPS Team Colorado has almost 100 scholarships to pay for your re-certification? Apply for a scholarship here: 

CEU classes are being held throughout the state. Here are the upcoming classes:

Do you know someone that would be a great CPS tech? Here are the upcoming classes for new technicians:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: Reducing Injury-Related Hospital Admissions

Reducing Injury-Related Hospital Admissions among Children and Adolescents Ages 0-19: The Role of the New Title V MCH Block Grant National Performance Measure on Injury

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm MST

CLICK HERE to register.

About the Webinar:  
This Children's Safety Network (CSN) webinar will provide information about the proposed new Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant National Performance Measure (NPM) #7 on reducing injury-related hospital admissions among children and adolescents ages 0 through 19, a key measure in improving the health and safety of children and adolescents across the U.S. The webinar will explain the burden of injury-related hospitalizations; introduce the new Title V Performance Measure framework with a focus on NPM-7 and associated National Outcome Measures; provide an overview of specific resources designed to support states that select NPM-7; share CSN resources for understanding the burden of injury-related hospitalizations in your state; and explain how to identify effective strategies for keeping infants, children, and adolescents safe.

Learning Objectives:

  • Through participation in this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Understand the burden of injury-related hospitalizations in the U.S.
  • Describe the new Title V National Performance Measure (NPM) framework with a focus on NPM-7 (injury-related hospital admission) and associated National Outcome Measures
  • Understand specific resources to support states that select NPM-7
  • Access CSN's state-specific injury fact sheets to learn about your state's burden of injury-related hospitalizations
  • Identify effective strategies for keeping infants, children, and adolescents safe. 

This meeting will be recorded. The recording and slides will be posted on our website: It may take up to two weeks for the recording to be posted.