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Prevention Steering Committee

Prevention services are a high priority for the Colorado Department of Human Services. Funds were appropriated to enhance prevention services for families at risk of entering the child welfare system, allowing for CDHS and Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) to augment existing programs and build a partnership with child welfare agencies and other child abuse prevention programs. Funding was appropriated for Community Response Program (CRP) and to establish nine SafeCare sites. The funds will help develop a referral process, business rules, and the policy and operating framework to bridge public health and human services. The funds will also enable coordination, system navigation, training and evaluation of the service delivery to determine what changes are needed to make child abuse prevention services and child welfare services more efficient and more effective.

 

The Prevention Steering Committee (PSC) was formed and held their first meeting June 21, 2013. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and the Kempe Center are partnering with CDHS and have provided educational materials on how other states have implemented NFP, SafeCare and the Community Response Program.

 

Regional informational summits on Nurse-Family Partnership, SafeCare, Core Services and Community Response Programs were held in June 2013. Approximately 150 attendees participated in the event. The SafeCare subgroup met on July 9th to review application criteria to be a participating site. NFP has implemented weekly planning meetings which include CDHS staff.

 

Additional funding for Core services was allocated for in-home family supports and prevention services provided through the Core Services Program. The request focuses on keeping children safe in their homes and providing increased support to parents and families that are struggling to remain together safely. The Child Welfare Allocation Committee voted to distribute the money to counties under the existing Core services allocation formula. The Core services program was also provided funding for a 2% provider rate increase.


Members

Membership List

Regular information regarding this committee will be posted on this page such as meeting notices, agendas and communications.


2014 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 23, 2014
1PM-4PM
Jefferson County Human Services
3rd Floor Human Services Main Conference Room
900 Jefferson County Pkwy., Golden, CO 80401

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
1PM-3PM
Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
3rd Floor Columbine Valley Conference Room
14980 E Alameda Dr., Aurora, CO 80012 

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014
1PM-3PM
Jefferson County Human Services
3rd Floor Human Services Main Conference Room
900 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014
1PM-3PM
Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
3rd Floor Columbine Valley Conference Room
14980 E Alameda Dr., Aurora, CO 80012


Related Documents For Review

SafeCare Colorado Request for Applications - Final 8.13.13

SafeCare Colorado Q&A 08.15.2013

Community Response

Nurse-Family Partnership

SafeCare

Lessons Learned in Scaling Up Evidence-Based HV Programs

Bridging Health and Human Services Child Abuse Services by Augmenting Nurse Family Partnerships

Prevention Services - SafeCare

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Services

Enhancing Family Supports and Prevention Services - Core Services Program 

 


Visit the Child Welfare Committee and Groups menu to the left for information on other committees, subcommittees, and workgroups working together to improve services for Colorado children, youth and families. Meetings are open to all community partners. If you have any questions regarding this committee or plan on attending a meeting, please contact the following staff member:

Julia Blomberg

 

SafeCare Colorado Administrator | Division of Child Welfare
1575 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor | Denver, CO  80203