Several youth from the Division of Youth Services (DYS) spent the morning at the Denver Urban Gardens having a work day. This is the seventh year that youth from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center partnered with Rite of Passage, Martin Friedman (a DYS Client Manager) and the Globeville community in this endeavor.
With Colorado unemployment rates at one of the lowest in the country, employers are working hard to find individuals willing to learn the skills of their trade. The Division of Youth Services at the Mount View education program found a perfect opportunity for youth by partnering with Madison Cassels of the Denver Area Labor Federation.
The Homelake Veterans Community Living Center in Monte Vista, which is run by the Colorado Department of Human Services, recently dedicated its newly renovated chapel, a historic facility that was built in the 19th century.
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities — a strategic action network that works to help families nationwide who face various barriers to achieve their full potential — will hold its national conference in Denver from Oct. 15-17.
COACT Colorado is partnering with the University of Colorado and several family agencies to conduct a statewide assessment of the current strengths, barriers, and needs for child, adolescent, and transition age youth services in Colorado.
Sixty-four Colorado treatment clinicians, peer specialists and prevention providers are now trained facilitators of CRAFT-P (Community Reinforcement And Family Training and Prevention), an evidence-based practice for providers working with families of people with substance use issues, following two OBH-hosted training sessions in July.