Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:  1-844-CO-4-KIDS  (1-844-264-5437)

Jane Doe, age 4

Jane was 4. Her parents were divorced. Her dad was a truck driver, and her mom lived in an assisted living facility because of a terminal illness. Jane?s loving grandparents cared for her, except when her father was in town once a month. After spending time with her father, Jane would often seem to describe […]

Jane Doe, age 11

Jane is the oldest of three siblings. Her mother and father fought often, so she tried to shield her siblings from the abuse and chaos in their home. Exhausted at school, she was written up for sleeping in class. Jane?s mother senselessly beat Jane for getting in trouble in school and began to strangle her, […]

Jane Doe, age 9

Jane is 9 years old. She lives in Denver with her parents and two siblings. Her father?s business partner and fraternity brother had always been close to the family, but only he and Jane know his deepest secrets. When Jane began to regress in school, a caring teacher ? who had been trained by DCAC […]

John Doe, age 10

John’s parents always tried to provide the best for him, including with his soccer league and coach. John loved soccer and was pretty decent at the sport. Plus, his coach always listened when John expressed the pressures of his home life – being the youngest of four while his parents were on the path to […]

You can donate some or all of your state tax refund to DCAC

ReFUND CO highlights an easy way to support our mission. If you get a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work with children who have experienced abuse. The new program from the ReFUND CO initiative puts you in […]

Colorado Gives Day 2020

Because of you, we reached our goal and raised $30,000! To all of the wonderful supporters who generously supported us on #COGivesDay, thank you so very much! The pandemic has many families in a constant state of change and worry. As economic instability, food and housing insecurities, and parental stress escalate, so does the risk of […]

New Webinar Series: Developing Trauma-informed Organizations

Day after day, many of us work with children, families, and staff who have experienced trauma, yet we often do not know how to respond to their needs. As a result, more childcare centers, schools, and agencies are expanding their work to become ?trauma-informed and resilient organizations,? which is defined as: The program, organization, and […]

Part 2 of our Webinar Series!

The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center has launched part 2 of our free webinar series! Choose from a number of interesting topics and learn directly alongside our mental health professionals. This page will be updated with registration links and more detailed information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you soon!   – January 19th, 1pm: Coping with Anxiety […]

The Work Ahead of Us

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Abrbery have provoked a great range of feelings and emotions amongst all of us at the Denver Children?s Advocacy Center. We have felt saddened, enraged, hopeless, frustrated, and now inspired by protests throughout our nation and hopeful at the possibility of change. This moment feels different. […]

DCAC is here to help! Check out our Facebook page for resources

At DCAC we are working hard every day to creatively continue to serve the mental health needs of our clients and families! Guess what?! We want to share some of our resources and expertise with YOU! Check out DCAC?s Facebook page to see bi-weekly posts on what we do, mental health resources, online support groups, […]