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F2E69FA0145410008725846400577FBC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CHILD MALTREATMENT FATALITY REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

INTERIM COMMITTEE  EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL READINESS
Date Aug 28, 2019      
Location SCR 357



Child Maltreatment Fatality Report Recommendations - Committee Discussion Only


09:55:45 AM  
Senator Story invited Kate Jankovsky, Child
Fatality Prevention System Manager, CDPHE, and Marc Mackert, Director,
Administrative Review Division, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS),
to come to the table to begin their presentation.  They distributed
a copy of the 2019 Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System Annual Legislative
Report (Attachment B) and explained that the 2019 joint recommendation
from the two child fatality systems is to support policies that support
access to quality, affordable child care especially for infants and young
children.  The presenters stated that studies show that access to
affordable, quality child care prevents child deaths, child abuse, and
neglect.  They answered questions from the members and talked about
the need to get information to Family, Friends, and Neighbor (FFN) networks
on nutrition and infant safe sleep habits, and the need for further research
regarding child fatality by firearms.  They discussed including information
about safe storage for firearms during child welfare training and home
visits.  The commission took a brief recess.