Colorado Child Support Resources

August is Child Support Awareness Month.  Our library has a number of resources on child support that can help you navigate the process.  Examples of publications on this topic available from the State Publications Library include: Child Support Enforcement Services Parent’s Guide to Child Support (also in Spanish) Modifying your Child Support Order (also in […]

Education Resources for Parents

The Colorado Dept. of Education has just released a new Resources for Parents webpage.  This helpful guide includes resources for parents of school-age children or who have children who are about to start school.  The information offered includes resources on standards and assessments; preparing for college; school accountability; school choice options; gifted and special education; […]

Marijuana-Related Online Education Materials

With all the attention on marijuana lately, many parents and teachers are concerned about adolescent use of the drug and its effect on the developing brain.  The Colorado Dept. of Education’s Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement Office has created a helpful list of resources on this topic.  These resources can help youth make smart choices […]

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has released a new online tool for matching youth with development programs based on their individual needs.  The site, Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, features a step-by-step program selector that parents, educators, and youth can use to find programs for needs […]

Child Care Facilities

If you run a child care facility, you should be aware of a new bi-partisan bill just signed into law, HB13-1084, concerning licensing of facilities.  Also making its way through the Legislature is another bill relevant to child care providers, HB13-1259, regarding child abuse and domestic violence.  Our library collection contains many documents that provide helpful information […]

Brain Injury and Kids

With so many children participating in sports and other physical activities, brain injuries to minors is an important risk for parents and educators to be aware of.  The Colorado Department of Education has produced a very helpful Concussion Management Guidelines booklet that every parent or educator should familiarize themselves with.  Even if your child does not […]

Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Researchers are still working to discover the causes of autism and why the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to grow.  In our library collection we have several very informative publications on autism and on working with autistic children.  See the following publications, all produced by the Colorado Dept. […]

6th Annual Denver Adoption Day

Tomorrow, Friday, November 19, is Denver’s 6th annual Adoption Day. Not only does Adoption Day promote helping foster children find permanent families, but this year, 93 children will officially have found those families as the county court legalizes their adoptions tomorrow. Yet there are still about 300 foster children around Colorado, about a third of […]

Internet Safety

Earlier this week Colorado Attorney General John Suthers unveiled Wired with Wisdom, an Internet safety program designed to educate Colorado parents on how to keep their kids safe online. According to a press release from the Attorney General’s Office: The program, Wired With Wisdom, is designed to provide parents and caregivers with useful information and […]