Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) seeks a Commissioner to serve as the Congressional District 2 representative for the Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA). Apply online at https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services is excited to announce the registration for the annual training symposium on juvenile services is now open! The conference will be held November 6-9 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. "Improving Juvenile Services: Identifying and Promoting Quality Practices" will be the focus of the four day event.
We are meeting with community members across the state to help answer these questions: What’s working? What might work even better? Which groups are we helping? Which groups might we be missing? What challenges do you see in the future? Be a part of the conversation, attend a meeting in October near you!
Colorado Crisis Services recently entered into a partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, the Farm Bureau and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to spread the word about crisis services to agricultural communities.
In honor of October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, the Office of Behavioral Health will host a community research forum on the theme of “Prevention” to be held on October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan.
Recently, the GMYSC Adventure Club set out to Rustler’s Loop in Loma, CO for an afternoon hike. Six youth (one from an outside placement) and three staff hit the trails and trekked across several paths that run alongside the Colorado River.
Youth and staff from Platte Valley Youth Services center recently began a bike club. To help start up the program, staff worked side-by-side with several youth in the program to help restore bicycles for the club. Youth learned how to...
Platte Valley Youth Services Center recently introduced a Farm to Table concept. Earlier in the season, the program consisted of what the facility hopes will be a robust vegetable garden that will provide nutritious and delicious vegetables. The Farm to Table program also includes a new fishing program.
Planned regional enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will increase collaboration with local law enforcement, improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments; ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and expand local partnerships to ensure jails are not used as a placement option for individuals on emergency mental health holds.