Child Abuse

Child Abuse Services at The Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Denver offers the only hospital-based multidisciplinary child abuse program, which includes diagnosis, treatment, and services such as family support, emergency department consultations, individual therapy for children, expert testimony in juvenile and criminal courts, and more.

The Kempe Center
The Kempe Center offers events, programs, resources, volunteer opportunities, and more, for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Reporting Child Abuse
The Tennyson Center for Children has compiled a list of hotlines from counties across Colorado and Wyoming to call to report suspected child abuse. The website also features abuse statistics and prevention information.

Fussy Baby Network Colorado
All babies cry, but some cry more than others. One in five babies is fussy – difficult to comfort and may have trouble feeding and sleeping. For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating. There is no quick fix, but there is help. Fussy Baby Network Colorado is a program for parents who have concerns about their baby’s fussiness during the first year of life. Infant specialists will work with you to find more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy your baby. Services are free of charge and no family will be turned away. Services are also available in Spanish.
Call 1.877.627.9227.

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: How to Calm a Fussy Baby
Shaken Baby Syndrome is the leading cause of death among child abuse cases in the United States. Anyone could be tempted to shake a baby out of frustration. This part of The Children’s Hospital website has tips to help calm a baby┬ábefore this happens.

Zero to Three
This page of the Zero to Three website has information for parents on child abuse and neglect.