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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)

Building Bridges for Children's Mental Health

  • The Building Bridges for Children's Mental Health Project in Colorado (Building Bridges) is designed to build a statewide system to support and sustain the integration of public schools and local behavioral health systems that will lead to increased access to behavioral health services and improved outcomes for school-aged children.
  • Mandated Reporting Tip Sheet

Colorado Department of Education (CDE)  

Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)  

Mandatory Reporting Course on CO Train

  • Colorado law requires public and private school officials and employees to report child abuse to proper authorities. This course offers an overview of the prevalence of child abuse and barriers to reporting it, indicators of the various types of child abuse, and instructions on making a proper report and respond to the needs of your school community.

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

  • Published September 2013 by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine.
  • Each year, child protective services receive reports of child abuse and neglect involving six million children, with many more unreported cases. The long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect are not relegated to only the victim – they also impact their families, future relationships, and society. It is a complex societal problem that requires a comprehensive response.
  • This report concludes that while there has been great progress in child abuse and neglect research, a coordinated, national research infrastructure with high-level federal support needs to be established and implemented immediately. The report identifies four areas to look to in developing this coordinated research enterprise: a national strategic plan, a national surveillance system, a new generation of researchers, and changes in federal and state programmatic and policy response.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Information Gateway  


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