- February 2021
- Vol. 22, No. 2
- Children's Bureau Express
- Spotlight on Strengthening the Protective Capacities of Families
- Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families
Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families
The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families works collaboratively across the state of Colorado to create the conditions for strong families and communities where children are safe, healthy, and thriving. The goal of the partnership is to reduce incidences of child maltreatment by strengthening and supporting families, from pregnancy through the first year of a child's life, with the goal of eventually expanding this up to age 5.
This initiative emphasizes the importance of a quality education, promising career opportunities, financial stability, physical and mental health, helpful connections to people and community supports, and cross-system collaboration in helping to build families' protective capacities.
The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families comprises stakeholders from public health, housing, and social services organizations. It also includes a community norms group, which focuses on promoting community norms around culturally centered social connectedness, and an early touchpoints working group, which focuses on strengthening the family well-being service array and supporting Colorado counties in assessing their existing systems of support with the goal of moving toward a universally available, voluntary, and culturally responsive system that addresses racial, ethnic, or language barriers that may prevent access to these services.
To learn more about the partnership or to join a workgroup, visit the Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families website.