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911 Tips

If you suspect your child or another child is being abused or neglected:

  • Only if and when it is safe to do so, talk to the child about the abuse directly.
  • Reassure the child that they are not at fault and that you believe them.
  • Report your suspicions or the child’s accusations to law enforcement immediately.
  • Provide access to a trained counselor if possible.
  • Do not contact or confront the abuser – you’ll put yourself and the abused at risk.

These are the facts...

Abuse and neglect impacts more than 37,000 children a year in Colorado. In 2011, 10,604 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Colorado, of these children, 81% were neglected, 13% were physically abused, and nearly 10% were sexually abused. Since 2007, 175 children have died in Colorado as a result of abuse or neglect.

Recent Child Abuse Prevention Posts

Mother & Child American Atrocity

  This post was submitted to our 100K Stories Project by Patricia Mitchell, founder of Patricia’s Children, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children and parents who have become unjustly separated. A Regretful Visit Patricia had just discovered that the father of her unborn child (‘Sonny’ aka Brian, aka… Read More

4.24.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

Empowering Our Children: My Experience as a “radKIDS” Instructor

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by a concerned mom, Suzanne. My first child was born in 1996. It was his birth that directed my attention to the TV news programs and newspaper articles that exposed the epidemic of violence committed against our nations’ children. By… Read More

4.10.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

$115,544,338,886 Billion and Counting, Unpaid Child Support in America

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by Alana K. Haase. Alana has been a nurse for 27 years and a Mom for 18, you can visit her online at ALANAKHAASE.COM    $115,544,338,886.00   How did we get here? One hundred and fifteen billion, five hundred and forty-four… Read More

3.23.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

Kaylee’s Journey: Challenges for Kids with Special Needs

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by a concerned mom, Tonea Parker. My name is Tonea Parker, a mother of a beautiful  daughter with Special Needs! Recently my story was picked up by WSBTV in Atlanta, Georgia. My sixth-grade daughter My sixth-grade daughter attended  a field… Read More

3.20.2017 / Heidi Ganahl

Struggling For Justice

This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by an anonymous writer. In January 2011, I took a part time job at a video store in a bad area of Kansas City, Missouri. I needed this job because I was struggling as a single mom of two…. Read More

3.10.2017 / Heidi Ganahl