Parenting Resources


Colorado Department of Human Services – Information on Foster and Kinship care.

Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families (COCAF) – Provides information to and advocates for families
at all phases of the foster-adopt/adoption/kinship process.

Families First -provides services which strengthen families, empower parents, nurture children, and end
the cycle of child abuse and neglect.

Family Resource Centers -provide a safe, accessible place for your family to connect with comprehensive, coordinated services that help you strengthen your family and become more self-reliant. Programs at each center are tailored to the culture, resources and needs of the community they serve, and focus on building on the strengths of each family and individual

The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health – Colorado Chapter (Colorado Federation) provides for the “family voice” in Colorado’s behavioral health care system and provides a variety of parenting resources for families.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free, voluntary school readiness program that helps you prepare your 3- to 5-year-old children for success. HIPPY is a peer-delivered program where trained home visitors provide weekly home visits, working with you one-on-one.

Love and Logic Parenting Skills – The Love and Logic® approach to parenting is built around the science of crafting caring and respectful relationships. Our approach provides a variety of simple and effective strategies for parenting children from birth to adulthood.An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.  Use this link to find trainers in Colorado.

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development – Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development (NHSD) is a 2- to 3-hour introductory workshop developed to help you foster healthy, nurturing relationships that support the healthy growth and development of your children.

Parents as Teachers – Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free, voluntary parent education and family support program serving families like yours, from pregnancy until your child enters kindergarten. PAT pairs trained Parent Educators with families to ensure school readiness and healthy child development. PAT delivers services once or twice per month in your home or a place of your choosing.

SafeCare® Colorado – SafeCare® Colorado is a free, voluntary parent support program for parents and caregivers with children ages five and under who need extra support to keep their families safe and healthy. Parent support providers help you build on your existing skills in the areas of parent-child interactions, home safety and child health.

Sibling Tree – provides groups and activities to support siblings who have a sister or brother with a disability.


Sex Offenders – Check your neighborhood by entering your zip code.


Beach Center on Families and Disability – Information on disabilities and related conditions – includes
research, products, support resources, and links.

Diverse City Press Inc. produces and distributes books, etc., dealing with persons with developmental
disabilities and a range of social issues. – Support for families providing kinship care with an emphasis on legal and policy

National Center for Fathering

National Fatherhood Initiative – free resources to promote fathers’ involvement with their children, families, and communities.

Our-Kids – Devoted to resources for raising children with special needs.

Parent Portfolio Notebook – As a parent or family member, your qualifications don’t come
from credentials and degrees. You are an expert for your child. The Parent Portfolio Notebook will help
you describe your expertise to others.

Sibling Leadership Network – supports siblings to advocate for their brothers & sisteres with disabilities.

STOMP – Providing support and advice to military parents caring for a family member with special medical
or educational needs.

The Sibling Support Project – National program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of
people with special health and developmental needs.

Understood– an innovative digital resource where parents can come to understand and feel understood.  Thousands of resources for families who have children or youth with learning and attention issues.

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