What is Child Abuse?
"Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, and emotional abuse."
Mission: To ensure that every student, parent, teacher and community member in Colorado has a safe and anonymous way to report any concerns to their safety or the safety of others, with a focus on early intervention and prevention through awareness and education.
Larimer County Child Protection
The purpose of Child Protection Services is to provide 24-hour assistance in investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. Caseworkers from one of eight paired teams respond to reports of possible child abuse or neglect. Referrals can be made by law enforcement, schools, medical professionals, or anyone who feels there is a situation that warrants investigation. Each referral is screened and may be investigated by a visit or phone interview, and a determination is made whether additional follow up is called for.
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
Voices Carry is a safe place for children and families when there are concerns about child abuse or emotional trauma. Voices Carry provides proven child abuse prevention, victim support, family advocacy and forensic interviews through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. As the only agency accredited by the National Children’s Alliance that serves Larimer and Jackson counties, we minimize additional trauma by bringing the team of experts to the child and family.
EVCA: Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Mission Statement: Estes Valley Crisis Advocates is a non-profit agency committed to providing advocacy services to survivors of crime and trauma including safehousing for domestic violence survivors, counseling, referrals and community education.
- Support System and Crisis Intervention
- Information about Victim’s Rights
- Support System for any Children that are Present
- A Liason between the District Attorney and the Survivor
- Medical Assistance
- Short-Term Housing (up to 6 weeks)
- One-On-One counseling
- Support Groups
- Safety Planning
- Victim Rights and Victim Compensation Information
- Information and Referrals
- Legal Advocacy: Information and Support with Protection Orders, Courts, and the Legal System
Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.