Human Services

Illuminate Colorado

Building Brighter Childhoods

Denver, CO

Mission

Illuminate Colorado prevents child maltreatment and builds strong families through collective education, family support, & advocacy.

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Jade Woodard

Main Address

1530 W 13th Ave Suite 118

Denver, CO 80204 USA

Keywords

child abuse prevention

EIN

57-1185029

 Number

0846415265

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Management & Technical Assistance (P02)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of child abuse and neglect is the primary community issue addressed by Illuminate Colorado. We address drug-related child endangerment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), and issues relating to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Training & Technical Assistance

Substance Exposed Newborns

Child Abuse and Neglect Expert Staffing

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Circle of Parents

Smart Choices Safe Kids

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Training & Technical Assistance

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Child Abuse and Neglect Expert Staffing

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18 Consultations, each lasting at least 2hours

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Training & Technical Assistance

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Training & Technical Assistance

Number of clients participating in support groups

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Population(s) served

Families

Related program

Circle of Parents

Charting Impact

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Illuminate Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to building brighter childhoods through education, advocacy, and family support. With a research-based approach that emphasizes building Protective Factors in families, Illuminate Colorado works to address systemic and multi-sector issues affecting the wellbeing of children, collaborating with partners at the state and national level to develop powerful programs, policies, and initiatives that keep kids safe.

Our Programs include:

Child Abuse & Neglect Expert Staffing (CANES) – Facilitate and provide expert case consultation for child welfare and law enforcement agencies on complex child abuse and neglect cases across Colorado.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Develop research-based recommendations, coordinate the Colorado Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coalition, and increase access to evidence-informed curricula for preventing child sexual abuse including courses on Nurturing Health Sexual Development, Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse, Understanding & Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children, and Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children.

Circle of Parents – Coordinate and oversee specialized parent support groups to build protective factors in families, current focus areas include: Parents in Recovery and Parents Raising a Child with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Legislative Advocacy & State Level Leadership – Provide expertise and education on children's issues and participate in state level coalitions, steering committees, networks, and task forces representing child abuse prevention.

Pinwheels for Prevention – Increase understanding that prevention is possible and promote community commitment to child abuse prevention including organizing Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities.

Smart Choices Safe Kids – Educate communities and families on keeping kids safe from hazardous substances.

Substance Exposed Newborns – Lead collaborative approaches to decreasing substance use during pregnancy and increasing identification of infants and children affected by prenatal substance exposure, including coordination of a Hospital Learning Collaborative and FASD Awareness Month Activities.

Training & Technical Assistance - Offer professional education and support through conferences, trainings, seminars, presentations, publications, community outreach, social media, including course offerings through the Colorado Child Welfare Training System and coordination of the biennial Strengthening Colorado Families and Communities Conference.

Illuminate Colorado serves as the Colorado Chapter for three national organizations, Prevent Child Abuse America, the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Illuminate Colorado measures success through the number of professionals and families served by Illuminate's trainings, access to resources, and advocacies. Our success is in the large scale implementation of research-based, child welfare best practice programs with broad impact. For example, we recently educated 20 professionals who participated in our ͞Training of Trainers on Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development͟ course, as part of our Child Sexual Abuse Prevention program. After completing the training, each of the participants pledged to host 3 trainings of their own, reaching 100 additional people each. As such, 2,000 people will become trained in this curriculum, each of whom will work with approximately 50 children each year – that is 100,000 children that will be better supported and protected as a result of this training.

Throughout 2016, we were immersed in the process of consolidating our 4 partner agencies: Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, Prevent Child Abuse Colorado, Colorado Chapter of National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and Sexual Abuse Forever Ending.

In this consolidation, our goal was to integrate our programs in order to increase efficiency and build capacity, allowing us to implement powerful, effective programs that protect kids and build strong families throughout Colorado.

We spent last year not only working on establishing our umbrella organization, Illuminate Colorado, but also in the early stages of building up these programs, and seeing what we could achieve by leveraging our partners and resources to create a greater impact.

This led to the expansion of our parent support groups, the addition of multiple new curricula to our training program, building effective awareness campaigns, organizing a hospital learning collaborative and the ability to hold multiple statewide events, including a conference centered on building strong families in our state.

Having completed our consolidation and established our core programming, we have now arrived at an exciting new stage of growth. As we continue to develop and expand our programs to better meet the needs of those we serve, we are working hard to ensure that we maintain the values and missions of our partners. It is with these priorities and strengths in mind that we are looking forward to another year of keeping kids safe, supporting parents, and creating social change that will serve families for years to come.

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Illuminate Colorado

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No