KidsFlash Blog

Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.

New research finds successful treatment of adolescent depression can help improve the mental health of parents

Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

Treating a young person’s depression could have a beneficial effect on the mental health of their parents as well, according to new research from Northwestern University. Analyzing data from a 2008 study on treatments for teen depression, researchers found an association between the teens and their parents experiencing improved symptoms of depression, despite the parents not undergoing treatment.

Navigating a new school year

Back to school resources on the 74
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

By now all Colorado kids are back in school. With that comes the resurgence of parent-teacher meetings, the revision of 504 plans and individual education plans (IEPs) and so many other things.

Fast Fact- August 31, 2018

Fast Fact- August 31, 2018
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 31, 2018

In Fiscal Year 2016-2017, 6.4 percent of Colorado children between the ages of birth and 18 (approximately 85,000 kids) received health coverage through the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at some point during the year.

TABOR + Gallagher: A toxic mix for Colorado public schools

classroom and at Clayton
Written by: Leslie Colwell
Date Posted: August 24, 2018

In the first installment of our multi-part series on school finance in Colorado, we dig into the meaty topic of Colorado’s Constitutional Conundrum: the interaction of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, and the Gallagher Amendment.