It's crunch time! October is National Farm to School Month and you can help celebrate by crunching into a locally grown apple. Colorado is competing against other states in the Mountain Plains region in the first-ever Mountain Plains Crunch Off to see which state can get the most “crunches” into a local apple.
The mission of the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is to work with diverse communities to increase health and safety by addressing the root causes of sexual violence through primary prevention strategies that impact the environments where Coloradans live, work, learn and play.
As a reminder, all funded organizations must have at least one staff person complete at least one training per contract year related to accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) practices. Each organization will need to report the name of the ACRTI-related training in the FVPSA Year-End Narrative that was completed by September 30, 2019. If you are still looking to complete an ACRTI training, here are some online resources that could be useful. These include state and national technical assistance resources.
Holly Cappello, Psy.D., Trauma Informed Care Psychologist with the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan shares how the hospital's trauma-informed approach can help ease the healing process.
On March 28th, seven youth from the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center’s (LMYSC) barbering class went to Urban Peaks to give haircuts to the students there. Urban Peaks is a non-profit organization that provides services for youth experiencing or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
They say it takes a village, and that couldn’t be more true. Last week, the staff and students at Grand Mesa Youth Services Center in Grand Junction celebrated the graduation of six students who earned their high school diploma (one was discharged after the graduation so we only have five students shown in the photo). Through their dedication, hard work, and the support of their teachers and staff, the youth achieved something they never thought possible. There are now 15 youth at Grand Mesa who will walk with their high school graduating class in May.
MINDSOURCE has opened a funding opportunity for community organizations and individuals dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and fulfilling other projects that offer innovative training approaches to professionals, parents, survivors, families and the general community about brain injury.
The culinary and cultural program “A Passport to the World” at Platte Valley Youth Services Center highlighted France for their February country destination. The cultural traditions for the month focused on the history of Valentine’s Day and why it is named after St. Valentine.
Last week, the Colorado Office of Children, Youth and Families had the honor of hosting Mr. Shigoku, an official from the Juvenile Classification Home Section, the Juvenile Treatment Division, Correction Bureau, at the Ministry of Justice - Japan. Mr. Shigoku’s goal while in Colorado was to study the approach DYS and other juvenile justice serving agencies use to help in the prevention of delinquency and crime.
The Colorado Office of the Attorney General, Office of Community Engagement has published the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board 2018 Annual Report. Learn more about the domestic violence-related fatalities reviewed by the board and the policy and practice change recommendations made by the committee to reduce the number of domestic violence-related fatalities in Colorado.