Monday, April 20, 2015

Important: Funding available for Community Substance Abuse Prevention

Colorado Department of Human Services

We are excited to share important news about funding with you: the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health has released 5 substance abuse prevention funding opportunities - 3 for communities and 2 for statewide approaches. Read more information about each opportunity below.

This funding is a great opportunity for schools, public health, community-based agencies and more to implement evidence-based strategies for substance abuse prevention, including marijuana, in your communities. Applications are due in May, so we wanted to let you know right away (dates vary by RFP).

Go to to learn more about these opportunities and who to contact for questions.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Summer Institute on Child Protection

We would like to invite you to join faculty from the Kempe Center and the University of Colorado for a participatory and interdisciplinary Institute on Child Protection. Our Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses for professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are concerned about the safety of children.

Date: July 6-24, 2015

Location: University of Colorado, Denver
          1201 Larimer Street
                Denver, CO 80204

In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared child abuse and neglect a "national emergency." More than 20 years later, child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious and prevalent public health problem. In the United States alone, 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 6 million children are made each year. Many more go unreported. Without appropriate and timely intervention, research suggests that these children may experience long-term health problems.
The Summer Institute is designed to improve knowledge, practice, and policy related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and family violence. Participants will learn the latest approaches in research, clinical services, prevention and administration. Through special events, participants will have an opportunity to network with each other and with faculty.

The Summer Institute is designed for the following professionals who have an interest in child abuse and neglect:
  • Physician
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Behavioral Health Professional
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Community Leader
  • Child Advocate
  • Public or Private Human Service Administrator
  • Graduate student
  • Post-Doctoral fellow

Graduate course credit, available through the Clinical Sciences Graduate Progam at the University of Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offered through the Summer Institute. 

The registration deadline for participants not seeking course credit is June 1, 2015. For participants seeking course credit, the registration deadline is May 15, 2015. A late fee of $50 will be applied to any registrations received after the deadlines.

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

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 2015 - Child Abuse Prevention Month

We hope representatives from all counties, tribal communities and public awareness campaign partners can join us!

Click Here to RSVP

Child Abuse and Neglect Public Awareness Campaign
  • The statewide hotline for reporting child abuse and neglect launched on January 1. 
  • The Public Awareness campaign is launching this week! 
The campaign will include statewide paid media, social media efforts, a launch press 
event at the Capitol, and other activities. Ways to get involved:

1.Become a Campaign Partner: everyone plays a role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We need partners in all sectors, from 501c3 organizations and government agencies, to businesses and community groups, actively participating in this public education effort by doing things like: 
  • Utilizing the campaign tool-kit to promote the hotline; 
  • Serving as a campaign resource for local media; and 
  • Organizing local events and activities that engage the public in the prevention child abuse and neglect. Learn more at
2. Register your April Child Abuse Prevention Activities: we have created a statewide event calendar for Child Abuse Prevention Month. We would love to find out what Prevention activities you have planned. Register your project and view the statewide calendar of events at

3. Join the Public Awareness Subcommittee: a group of stakeholders from across the state gather monthly to discuss the campaign and provide feedback on campaign elements. Anyone can join this group and attend the meetings.

4. Spread the Word: we are creating an electronic campaign toolkit full of resources (brochures, posters, social media content, etc.). This toolkit will be available on our website in April. Please help us spread the word by using these resources, and let us know if we can provide anything else to help you publicize the hotline.

Please encourage your colleagues and partners to get involved! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Childhood Injury Prevention Convention


Why You Should Attend

Join Safe Kids for a three-day convention at the National Harbor.
The Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention, or PREVCON, is an exciting opportunity to meet and network with other specialists in the field of injury prevention. You will learn about the latest in injury prevention research, new tips on how to operate safety programs on any budget and some great ideas for coalition management.
There will also be presentations by Safe Kids coordinators, global network members and industry specialists from around the United States and the world on fundraising development, communication strategies, community organization and much more.

See you at PREVCON.

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