When a community reaches a tipping point, we start to see cultural change.
Illuminate Colorado created this initiative to empower adults to protect children in every community in Colorado from experiencing child sexual abuse.
Our organization and local facilitators have trained more than 10,000 people in Colorado to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
This is no small feat, but it is a far cry from reaching the necessary critical milestone in child protection that we need to effectively prevent child sexual abuse in Colorado.
Calculating the number of people who need to receive training in every county in Colorado and understanding what is necessary to create REAL social change in a community, our organization identified the tipping point for our state, as well as each county, where children grow up happy, healthy and safe in communities that prevent children from experiencing sexual abuse.
Thanks in large part to support from the Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund in the Department of Early Childhood, all Coloradans can currently take these trainings FREE in-person or online.
We are also empowering other facilitators to deliver these proven trainings in workplaces, schools and neighborhoods on an ongoing basis to create a new standard of child safety in your community and throughout Colorado.
While it may take many years to reach the Colorado tipping point, smaller communities and individual counties may get there relatively quickly if families, organizations, neighborhoods and community leaders make the prevention of child sexual abuse a priority.
If enough people get trained to prevent child sexual abuse, together, we can reach a tipping point in Colorado where children grow up happy, healthy and safe in communities that prevent children from experiencing sexual abuse.
Contact us to learn more about what you can do to strengthen your community.
Kiowa County Becomes the First County to Reach Child Safety Tipping Point
Aug 4, 2021
Illuminate Colorado is excited to announce this week that Kiowa County is the first county in the state of Colorado to reach the tipping point to create a new standard of child safety in the community…
Initiative to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Aims to Reach a Tipping Point in Colorado
Jun 22, 2020
llluminate Colorado aims to train more than 200,000 Coloradans in order to reach a tipping point in the state where children grow up happy, healthy and safe in communities that prevent children from experiencing sexual abuse. . .
New Research Provides Insight and Recommendations for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Nov 10, 2021
New research from Illuminate Colorado examines data and trends related to child sexual abuse in Colorado and presents recommendations for preventing abuse statewide. . .
About Illuminate Colorado
Illuminate Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to strengthen families, organizations and communities to prevent child maltreatment in Colorado. With a research-based approach that emphasizes building Protective Factors in families, Illuminate works to address systemic and multi-sector issues affecting the well-being of children, collaborating with partners at local, state and national levels to develop powerful programs, policies and initiatives that keep kids safe.
Our certified prevention experts offer multiple educational programs and ongoing support to local organizations and facilitators to increase Colorado’s capacity to create safe spaces where children can thrive.
To learn more about our work to ensure that every child in Colorado grows up healthy and free from sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults, visit IlluminateColorado.org.