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Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood, youth success, family economic prosperity and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children. Subscribe to KidsFlash today to receive our posts in the form of our weekly e-newsletter.

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Fast Fact – Oct. 28, 2022

Fast Fact – Oct. 28, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 28, 2022

In 2020, there were 9 victims of child abuse or neglect out of every 1,000 kids under 18 in Colorado. The rate represents substantiated cases of child maltreatment, including cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and/or neglect.

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Local sales tax exemptions for essential products

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

This past legislative session, HB22-1055: Sales Tax Exemption Essential Hygiene Products was signed into law by Gov. Polis. This bill creates a state sales tax exemption for diapers and period products and went into effect on Aug. 10.

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Eviction rates increase as emergency rental assistance begins to run out

Eviction rates increase as emergency rental assistance begins to run out

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

Since the pandemic began, more than 34,000 households in Colorado have benefited from emergency rental assistance. However, state officials estimate that this funding will run out by early 2023. This comes as rent in Colorado cities, including Denver, continues to rise at unprecedented rates.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Tough as a Mother is highlighting information and building awareness of relationship violence. Relationship violence disproportionately impacts women and poses a significant risk to pregnant and parenting women and their children.

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Opportunities for the community to provide input on RTD fares

Opportunities for the community to provide input on RTD fares

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

RTD customers and community members have an opportunity to learn more about RTD’s fare study and equity analysis and provide input on proposed fare alternatives. The proposed alternatives were designed based on community feedback.

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New grants available for school health professionals

New grants available for school health professionals

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

As a part of the American Rescue Plan, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) provides funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools.

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Fast Fact – Oct. 21, 2022

Fast Fact – Oct. 21, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 21, 2022

In 2020, 81.3% of births in Colorado were to women who had received early prenatal care, beginning in the first trimester. Early and regular prenatal visits help support a healthy pregnancy and birth, as they provide essential tests and exams and can answer many important health questions.

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