4 years after integrating ACEs science, Pueblo clinic improves services for families; cuts ER costs, doctor stress

by Laurie Udesky (Originally published January 14, 2020, by ACEs Connection) Four years ago, Dr. Leslie Dempsey would never have talked about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences — with her pat ...
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Colorado child abuse hotline has taken more than 1 million calls in first 5 years

by Sawyer D'Argonne (Originally published January 14, 2020, by Summit Daily) The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year after launching in January 2 ...
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The High Cost of Having a Baby in America

The average delivery now costs more than $4,500—even with insurance. by Olga Khazan (Originally published January 6, 2020, by The Atlantic) For women in many developed countries, having the baby ...
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10 Classroom Behaviors That Are Actually Side Effects of Trauma

Opinion by Rachael Moshman (Originally published by Bored Teachers) Almost half of the children in the United States have experienced at least one form of serious childhood trauma. That’s nearly ...
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Now we know the full cost of Colorado’s full-day kindergarten expansion

by Erica Meltzer (Originally published January 7, 2020, by Chalkbeat Colorado) More Colorado children than predicted have enrolled in full-day kindergarten, but these additional students are unlike ...
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Could a new vaping and tobacco tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates want to ask voters in November.

by Ann Schimke (Originally published January 10, 2020, by Chalkbeat Colorado) Colorado voters could decide this November whether to fund free preschool for 4-year-olds statewide by taxing tobacco a ...
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Colorado has a big shortage of volunteers to speak up for foster kids in court

That gap has sparked Colorado court appointed special advocates to make a plea for more volunteers -- they want 2,020 new ones in 2020 by Jennifer Brown (Originally published December 30, 2019, by The Colorado Sun) ...
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A preventative approach to reducing child abuse and neglect fatalities

Opinion by Amy Templeman (Originally published December 30, 2019, by The Hill) Child abuse and neglect fatalities are preventable, not inevitable. This was the bold vision of the federal Commission ...
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In State of the State, Colorado governor points to ‘systemic problem’ in school funding, pitches preschool expansion

by Erica Meltzer (Originally published January 9, 2020, by Chalkbeat Colorado) Coming on the heels of Colorado adopting full-day kindergarten, Gov. Jared Polis made the case for a major preschool expansion and, in a ...
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‘The Brain Architects’: A New Early Childhood Development Podcast

by Lucy Danley (Originally published January 9, 2020, by The First Five Years Fund) The early years of a child’s life are the building blocks on which they will form intellectual, social, ...
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