The Office of Behavioral Health will be releasing a new online substance use disorder licensing and mental health designation application system, and treatment service directory called LADDERS. The online application and directory system, LADDERS, is set go live January 2018.
Early in the year, the Division of Youth Services, Rites of Passage and Office of Behavioral Health staff collaborated through discussions and planning to establish an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) III program at Ridge View Youth Services Center.
A three-part Substance Use Disorders (SUD) e-Learning module series is now available on the Colorado University e-Learning Website. The SUD series, developed by the OBH-SIM (State Innovation Model) team, aims to provide comprehensive and practical information about behavioral health integration that can be applied to healthcare practices.
This past Saturday, five DYS youth and two staff volunteered at the Special Olympics Flag Football Playoffs at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The volunteers were exceptional leaders to the AMAZING athletes, supporting them on and off the field.
The Office of Behavioral Health has allocated a portion of the federal substance abuse block grant funding for substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services for school-aged adolescents through school-based health centers.