Child Protection and Prevention Team Resources

The Child Protection & Prevention Services (CPPS) Unit is housed within the Division of Child Welfare in the Department of Human Services. The unit is made up of subject matter experts in the areas of child protection referral & intake processes, child maltreatment prevention, federal grants, and more. The CPPS Unit supports areas of work related to these child welfare topics throughout the state of Colorado and provides guidance & technical assistance to county Departments of Human Services.

Child protection referral & intake areas include:

  • Program Area 5 
  • The statewide child maltreatment reporting hotline (HCCC)
  • Referral reviews and assignment dispositions
  • Differential Response practices, including RED Team 
  • Sexual abuse 
  • Human trafficking response 
  • Substance-exposed newborns and substance use disorder concerns
  • Institutional referral & assessment practices
  • Assessment of safety and risk, including the safety & risk assessment tools

Prevention program areas include: 

  • Program Area 3
  • Core Services
  • Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

 Federal Reporting and Grants include: 

  • Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA)
  • Children’s Justice Act (CJA) 
  • Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR)
    • Program Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Child and Family Services Plans (CFSP)
    • Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)
  • Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

Boards and Commissions where folks can get connected and involved with us and our work: 

Internal Boards and Commissions | Colorado Department of Human Services

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Red Team Facilitation Trainingdifferential-response cpp
RED Team and the Consultation and Information-Sharing Framework with Sue Lorbachdifferential-response cpp
Safety Organized Practice Quick Guide/RED Teamdifferential-response cpp
Enhancing Practice Through Group Supervisiondifferential-response cpp
Leading Practice Through Group Supervisiondifferential-response cpp
DR Learning Exchange: Share Your Best Tricks of the Trade 2023-24 11/10/24differential-response cpp
Caseworker Learning Exchange: When what you’re told doesn’t match what you see/Addressing Conflicting Stories with Compassionate Honestydifferential-response cpp
Trails Job Aidsdifferential-response cpp
3 Steps to RED teamdifferential-response cpp
RED Team Roles and Responsibilitiesdifferential-response cpp
Hotline/Red Team (New Hotline Workers Only) Note: if you are a new caseworker, register for Caseworker Academydifferential-response cpp
Specialized Categories of Abuse/Neglect Guidancedifferential-response cpp
Annie E. Casey Article on RED teams in Coloradodifferential-response cpp
2023 Agency Response Guidedifferential-response cpp
New Caseworker Academydifferential-response cpp
Best Practice Tips for RED Teamsdifferential-response cpp

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Core Services Plancore cpp

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Red Team Facilitation Trainingdifferential-response cpp
The Colorado Sex Offender Management Boardsexual-abuse cpp
Colorado Children’s Alliance- CO CAC Accrediting Bodysexual-abuse cpp
Child Sexual Abuse Resporses to Support Families, One Pagersexual-abuse cpp
The Birds, the Bees and the Storksexual-abuse cpp
Supporting Families When Children and Youth Display Problematic Sexual Behaviorssexual-abuse cpp
The Capacity Building Center for State’s Webinar on Safety Planninghuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
NCMEC Connect Learning Platformhuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
The Colorado Human Trafficking Councilhuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
Enhancing Practice Through Group Supervisiondifferential-response cpp
RED Team and the Consultation and Information-Sharing Framework with Sue Lorbachdifferential-response cpp
Safety Organized Practice Quick Guide/RED Teamdifferential-response cpp
Core Services Plancore cpp
Leading Practice Through Group Supervisiondifferential-response cpp
DR Learning Exchange: Share Your Best Tricks of the Trade 2023-24 11/10/24differential-response cpp
Caseworker Learning Exchange: When what you’re told doesn’t match what you see/Addressing Conflicting Stories with Compassionate Honestydifferential-response cpp
Trails Job Aidsdifferential-response cpp
Individualized Safety Planning with Families (WBT)safety-and-risk-assessments cpp
Superman Has Nothing on You! Supervising to Safety and Risksafety-and-risk-assessments cpp
Building Safety When Parents Use Substancessafety-and-risk-assessments cpp
Supervisor Learning Exchange 6: Supporting New Staff Through Safety Through Engagement 2023-2024safety-and-risk-assessments cpp
DR Learning Exchange: Behavior-Based Safety and Support Plans 2023-2024safety-and-risk-assessments cpp
3 Steps to RED teamdifferential-response cpp
RED Team Roles and Responsibilitiesdifferential-response cpp
Hotline/Red Team (New Hotline Workers Only) Note: if you are a new caseworker, register for Caseworker Academydifferential-response cpp
Specialized Categories of Abuse/Neglect Guidancedifferential-response cpp
Annie E. Casey Article on RED teams in Coloradodifferential-response cpp
NTDC Right-Time Training: Sexual Traumasexual-abuse cpp
Web-based Training on Legalized Marijuana: Considerations for Child Safetysubstance-use cpp
Marijuana, Children, and Familiessubstance-use cpp
Enhancing Practice with Families Impacted by SA-In Service Trainingsubstance-use cpp
Caseworker Learning Exchange: But the UA was clean? Behavior vs. Lab Worksubstance-use cpp
The Opioid Crisis: What Caseworkers Need to Knowsubstance-use cpp
In Depth Substance Abuse and familiessubstance-use cpp
Building Safety when Parents Use Substancessubstance-use cpp
Understanding Opiad Use Disorder: Protective Factors, Child Safet, and Interventionsubstance-use cpp
Human Trafficking Townhallhuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
Best Practice Tips for RED Teamsdifferential-response cpp
New Caseworker Academydifferential-response cpp
2023 Agency Response Guidedifferential-response cpp
Human Trafficking with Emergency Response Teamhuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
Recognizing and Responding to Human Traffickinghuman-trafficking-cpp cpp
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’s Colorado Project 2.0 for that region note: REPLACE WITH UPDATED TRAINING, THE COLORADO PROJECT 2023human-trafficking-cpp cpp
A Closer Look at Sexually Acting Out Youthsexual-abuse cpp
The Toxicology Resource Guide: An Online Resource for Child Welfare Professionalssubstance-use cpp
Fentanyl and Naloxonesubstance-use cpp
Fentynal 101substance-use cpp
Safe & Together: DV, SA and MHsubstance-use cpp
The Substance Abuse Puzzlesubstance-use cpp