- September 8-14, 2014
- National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th.
- During this week, schools, mental health providers, faith congregations, businesses, and others are encouraged to hold outreach and awareness events for suicide prevention across the United States.
Colorado United Day of Service
- September 13, 2014
- Colorado Untied Day of Service is a statewide day of service commemorating the 2013 Colorado Floods. Volunteer for a service project in your community.
- Colorado United Day flyer and information
- September 27, 2014, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
- There are collection sites scheduled throughout Colorado. Find one near you!
Colorado Safe Schools Month
- October 8, 2014
- International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
- January 26 - February 1, 2015
- Presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
First launched in 2010, National Drug Facts week encourages events that allow teens to ask questions about drug use and addiction substances and have them answered by addiction scientists or health experts. Events can be sponsored by a number of organizations, including schools, community groups, sports clubs and hospitals.
National Drug Facts Week hopes to dispel myths about drugs that teens often hear on TV, in movies, music, on the Internet or from friends. Topics for discussion can include not only what science tells us about marijuana – that use by teens can negatively impact brain development and impair school and athletic performance – but about what science tells us about use of prescription drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
The purpose of Businesses Assisting Schools in Communities Prepare (BASIC Prep) is to enhance emergency preparedness and safety planning initiatives in Colorado schools by aligning districts and individual schools with appropriate business sector partners.
What is BASIC Prep?
This program is intended to help schools create sustainable preparedness strategies for human-caused and natural disasters, while providing business partners the opportunity to share expertise and/or resources and increase their profile and value to Colorado communities.
Participation in the BASIC Prep pilot program is strictly voluntary for both schools and businesses. The purpose of the pilot program is to test this collaboration idea, identify challenges and provide tools and templates to be used for a larger rollout across the state. In order to be successful, it is critical that both parties agree on roles, responsibilities and expectations prior to beginning a pilot program project.
BASIC Prep Brochure
Posted August 2014. Requests for pilot program participation from school districts or businesses will be accepted immediately until five schools have been matched with appropriate businesses.
Current partners include:
American Red Cross
ADPS, LLC & 2ELK Consulting
Boulder Valley School District
City and County of Denver Office of Emergency Management
Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Department of Public Safety
Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Colorado Department of Public Safety
Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
FEMA Region VIII
Mercury Payment Systems
St. Vrain Valley School District
GCS Security Services
Thompson School District
San Juan BOCES