Lindsey Myers, MPH, Injury and Violence Prevention Unit Manager at CDPHE gave an implementation update on Senate Bill 13-255 for the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System. Myers explained the system, what the bill accomplished, gave highlights since July 2013 and shared what next steps will be taken.
Additionally, a panel presentation was moderated by Stephanie Villafuerte, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, beginning with a Reuter's news service video on "What Happens When Adoptions Go Bad." Seth A. Grob, Esq., Law Office of Seth A. Grob, LLC and Dr. Dixie van de Flier Davis, Founder and President Emerita of The Adoption Exchange, presented on failed adoptions and the policy issues concerning “re-homing” adopted children.
Presentation information is provided below. Please note a correction to the website listed on the Child Fatality Prevention handout: http://www.cochildfatalityprevention.com/.