Registration is now open for the Office of Behavioral Health Research Forum: "Trauma Informed Excellence". The forum is scheduled for February 22nd, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan main auditorium.
Youth at Platte Valley Youth Services Center (PVYSC) recently participated in Operation Christmas Child for the 12th year in a row! Operation Christmas Child is a yearly event sponsored by church communities throughout the world.
The Office of Behavioral Health recently awarded Persistent Drunk Driving and Law Enforcement Assistance Fund grants to three community groups, Team Wellness & Prevention (Larimer County Coalition), Celebrating Healthy Communities (La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties) and Eagle River Youth Coalition (Eagle County). Each community received $156,500 for the first year and is projected to receive that amount for the next four years as well.
Today Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Department of Human Services, met with the Joint Budget Committee to discuss the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 budget request as it relates to the Executive Director's Office, the Office of Administrative Solutions, and the Office of Children Youth & Families: Division of Child Welfare.
Fox31 Denver recently featured great work by an OBH-funded community coalition to provide resources and support to families for age-appropriate conversations with their youth about substance use. The community coalition uses resources from an OBH state social marketing campaign, Speak Now!
A recent training in Denver brought together 17 collegiate prevention teams from across Colorado to share lessons learned from current campus projects aimed at preventing alcohol and drug use, misuse and abuse.
The Office of Behavioral Health contracted with the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) to hold recent conversations across the state that drew more than 200 people to discuss how to prevent substance abuse.
On Saturday, DYS staff accompanied four (4) youth along with Straight Ahead Colorado (a Christian Ministry serving youth in DYS) to the Denver and Aurora Crisis Centers and Homeless Shelters to provide meals to community members who were hungry.