CDHS has gathered information on a how a variety of state hotline systems operate and formed a Hotline Steering Committee (HSC). A subcommittee of the HSC will be focused on strategic planning for a public awareness campaign for child abuse and neglect reporting. Helping the public understand the child welfare system will improve the likelihood that abuse and neglect are reported appropriately. Increasing awareness on how to identify what child abuse and neglect looks like, how to report suspected abuse, and how child protection and child welfare services can help families, will enhance the safety of children. CDHS will hire a marketing firm to assess the best manner in which to conduct a child abuse and neglect public awareness campaign. This campaign would begin when the anticipated centralized hotline/statewide call center for child abuse and neglect goes live.
Information related to the Public Awareness Campaign sub-committee will be posted here such as meeting notices, agendas, and membership information. If you have any questions about the Public Awareness Campaign, please contact Caitlin Smith.
The first meeting of the Public Awareness Campaignn sub-committee is Friday, July 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Colorado Counties, Inc.
Membership to be Determined at 07.26.2013 Meeting