The Colorado Lab will serve as the coordinator of Family First rigorous evaluation efforts on behalf of the State to ensure strategic investments in evidence-building for services/programs positioned to meet the needs of Colorado’s children, youth, and families.
Connecting families with concrete resources that meet basic needs and support economic well-being can lower stress and help parents to create long-term stability for their family. The Colorado Community Response (CCR) program is using this approach to reduce incidents of child neglect and abuse.
The Colorado Lab supported the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood in their rebuild of the new Professional Development Information System for early childhood professionals.
View a brief video about the Colorado Lab-supported study of a collaborative approach to investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect.