Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.


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Active Parenting and Teens in Action

Active Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based parenting and teen classes since 1983. The Center has created a trauma informed version of the programs that provide parents and teens with information and support after a traumatic experience.

For more info click the Education-Group Programs tab.

The Center

A Child Advocacy Center

We are a Child Advocacy Center, providing services to child sexual abuse victims and their families in a supportive environment that reduces trauma and promotes dignity, justice, and healing.
We Value
Compassion . . . Integrity . . . Mutual Respect
In Mesa County, more than 300 children are subjected to sexual or physical abuse each year. The Western Slope Center for Children (the Center) is an accredited child advocacy center dedicated to reducing the trauma of abuse and neglect for children and their non-offending family members and caregivers.  The Center provides a neutral, child and family friendly facility and assists in the coordination and facilitation of the multiple professional agencies that are involved in the complexities of child sexual abuse cases, physical abuse cases, and witnesses to violence.  The Center also provides direct, supportive services to child victims and their non-offending family members.

KKCO--Reports Show Varying Stats on Mesa County Child Abuse

Child abuse continues to be a problem in our community.  It is every agency and individual's responsibility to help combat this problem and assist in a collaborative, community response to help protect our most vulnerable.

KKCO--Colorado Attorney General Addresses Child Abuse Crisis in GJ

Thank you so much to Attorney General Coffman for taking the time to visit our Center and learn more about the needed resources to help victims of sexual abuse/assault and their families. We appreciate all of the work you do!!

KKCO--Western Slope Center for Children Helping More Child Victims of Sexual Abuse, Needing to Expand

The Western Slope Center for Children served 391 child victims of abuse in 2016. Due to this, we are in need to look at a physical and service expansion to ensure we continue to meet meet the needs of children and families in our community.

KKCO Reports--Dangers of the Growing Trend of Sexting Among Teenagers

Sexting is becoming a serious problem as youth have  more access to cell phones, social media, and technology.

CALL 970-242-1211

If you suspect child abuse - or if a child tells you about abuse - making a report is very important! You cannot get into trouble or lose your job for making a report that turns out to be unfounded if you had good intentions when you made the report.

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All calls remain anonymous.
Reports of known or suspected child abuse or neglect should be made immediately to the Mesa County Department of Human Services Child Protection Hotline at (970) 242-1211 or a local law enforcement agency at 911.

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