The State of Colorado is looking for qualified candidates for the newly created Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access housed within the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). The position operates independently from CDHS and will interact directly with patients, families, providers, advocates and other stakeholders on complaints, concerns, and complex challenges related to behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery.
Colorado's MINDSOURCE-Brain Injury Network was recently recognized in a U.S. News & World Report feature article for its project highlighting the vicious cycle of traumatic brain injury and incarceration.
Youths and staff from the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center recently took part in a cleanup of the roadside in an area of Golden, where YSC has been partnering with their local community for several years.
Youths and staff members at Pueblo Youth Services Center recently worked together to have a school-supplies drive. The school was very thankful that both youth and staff in the facility thought of their children, and they were excited to recieve the supplies.
September is Food Safety Education Month. It's also an important time to note that certain individuals, such as older adults and children under 5, are at an increased risk for foodborne illness.
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.