Not One More Child in Arapahoe County

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Connecting people, sharing resources and innovating ways to build safe communities

Next virtual meeting is Friday, Oct 2, 2020

9 - 10:30 a.m.     |      Agenda and official invite coming soon

If you'd like to be added to our network, please email Yvette Yeon at yyeon@arapahoegov.com 

Recap: July 31, 2020 - Adapting to COVID-19

Thank you for your interest and attending our first meeting since February 2020. Our first virtual meeting provided insight to how our community in education, physical & behavioral health, legal, faith and human services have been impacted by the pandemic. You can view the recording of the virtual meeting here. Special thanks to our presenters:

  • Arapahoe County Department of Human Services 
    • Deputy Director, Angela Lytle
  • Littleton Public Schools 
    • Director of Social, Emotional & Behavior Services, Nate Thompson
  • Aurora Public Schools 
    • Board of Education Director, Nichelle Ortiz
  • Grace of the Lord Church, Aurora
    • Pastor CJ Counts
  • Children's Hospital Colorado 
    • Associate Medical Director of the Child Health Clinic, Christina Suh, MD MPH
  • Tri-County Health Department 
    • Associate of Nursing Operations, Melissa Spencer, MS, RN
  • Aurora Mental Health Center 
    • Clinical Director of Child Specialty Programs, Lauren Jassil, LCSW
  • Arapahoe County Attorney's Office 
    • Deputy County Attorney, Mike Valentine
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Not One More Child in Arapahoe County kicked off in May of 2014 with Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe and 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler

The coalition is made up of hospital workers, educators and school officials, heath experts, child welfare professionals, attorneys, nurses, church and community leaders, members of the Coroner’s office and law enforcement officers just to name a few.
Together, we share our resources and stay connected to create a successful child welfare system in Arapahoe County because no singular agency can do the work alone in preventing child abuse and neglect.
 

Report Child Abuse and Neglect in Arapahoe County to 303-636-1750 or 1-844-CO-4-KIDS
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected but is not in immediate danger, please call our 24/7 hotline at 303-636-1750 or 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Your report is anonymous and confidential.

Commitment to education
The coalition focuses on education and networking in the community. Members attend quarterly meetings to stay connected with various events and seek opportunities to collaborate efforts and key messages with other organizations. Key interests include:

  • Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness
  • Healthcare Education
  • Family Resources
  • Public Awareness and Education

2019 Child Protection Facts

  • Arapahoe County received 26,737 calls to the crisis hotline and statewide hotline. (Calls about the safety and well-being of children, youth and at-risk adults, as well as questions about community resources, support services and issues not related to abuse and neglect).
  • 13,533 Child Protection referrals were received.
  • 1,030 Child Protection referrals to prevention services.
  • 5,034 Child Protection referrals assigned for assessment.
  • 84% of children involved with Child Protection Services remained safely at home or in the home of their relatives or kin.
  • 107 youth were adopted.
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Connecting people, sharing resources and innovating ways to build safe communities - we are a coalition committed to helping our families and making sure not one more child is abused and neglected in Arapahoe County. 

It takes a community to support a family and ensure they don’t reach a level of crisis where a child may be harmed. Not one more child should suffer abuse or neglect in Arapahoe County. Not one more family should go without support. And not one agency can do this alone.

We need your continued support turning these ideas into action. Please spread the word among your colleagues. Ask them to join you in this next meeting. We look forward to your partnership and participation as we work together to build prevention strategies and networks to better protect children and support families in Arapahoe County.
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Our Partners


  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • Advocates For Children
  • Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office
  • Arapahoe County Department of Human Services
  • Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council
  • Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
  • Arapahoe House
  • Aurora Fire Department
  • Aurora Housing Authority
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Colorado Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Denver Indian Family Resource Center
  • Families First
  • Family Tree
  • Gateway Battered Women’s Services
  • Grace of the Lord Church, Aurora
  • Greenwood Village Police Department
  • Inter-Faith Community Services
  • Littleton Public Schools
  • Mile High Behavior Health
  • Shiloh House
  • Sungate Kids
  • Tri-County Health Department
  • The Arc of Aurora
  • The Kempe Foundation
  • University of Denver

    *To request more information or to be included in our mailing list, please Email Yvette Yeon, Communications and Community Relations Manager or call 303-710-3914.