School safety continues to be a focus of the state legislature following several high-profile incidents of school violence in Colorado and across the country.
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Join the Raise Colorado coalition for one of two discussions of Senate Bill 19-063 (SB 63) and its requirement that Colorado create an Infant and Family Child Care Action Plan. The meetings will include a presentation of the SB 63 process by Kristen Lang of the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and a facilitated discussion of the barriers and solutions to Colorado’s infant and family child care shortage.
Deplorable conditions in detention facilities holding children at the U.S. border have lasting consequences
Every child who comes into the custody of our government should be guaranteed the protection and services necessary to ensure their safety, well-being, and development—and to mitigate the stress and trauma of being held in detention. A recent report from The Brookings Institution highlights the impacts of a number of unsanitary and unsafe conditions occurring in detention facilities at the U.S. border on the development of children.
The United States Supreme Court dealt a victory to census advocates across the nation by delivering a ruling effectively blocking the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 census in a much-anticipated decision announced on Thursday.
We have a few new exciting twists up our sleeves, including a new venue! We anticipate a packed house. Tickets available starting July 17 but sponsorships are available now. Contact Carleigh@coloradokids.org for sponsorship opportunities.
In 2017, Colorado’s teen suicide rate reached its highest level on record: 20.6 suicides per 100,000 teens ages 15-19, representing 76 young people who took their own lives. Among the 10 counties for which teen suicide rates were available, Pueblo County had the highest rate (51.1 per 100,000 teens), while Arapahoe County had the highest number of teen suicides (13).
The Trump administration recently issued a request for comments on a proposal to change the way the official poverty measure (OPM) is adjusted for inflation. As we have previously written, the change would have significant and lasting impacts on families who are already struggling to overcome barriers to financial security.