Color Run is April 25: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Division of Social Services along with the Colorado Division of Human Services (CDHS) is highlighting the importance of individuals and communities to keep children safe and families healthy. This resolution was passed by congress in 1983. Throughout the month of April we will share information via radio, newspaper and school assemblies.

The culmination of Child Abuse Awareness Month will be a Color Run which will take place at the Ignacio Middle School on April 25 at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by Southern Ute Police Department; The Ignacio School District; The Southern Ute Boys and Girls Club; Sun Ute Community Center; Los Pinos Fire Department; The Ignacio Police Department; Southern Ute Food Distribution; Shining Mountain Health and Wellness; Sky Ute Casino Resort; Ignacio Rooted in Culture; and the Division of Social Services.

The Division of Social Services has programs and services that help strengthen families, i.e. Family Preservation Services, counseling, and emergency funding for hard services, like food, clothing, and monthly service expense like electricity, heating fuel, and other necessities.

The funds for these services are made available through the Colorado Division of Human Services. Anyone having concern about the safety and wellbeing of children should not hesitate to call the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Division of Social Services at 970-563-0209 or the Colorado Child Abuse Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).


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