Blogs

Filling the Gaps for Children and Families in Larimer County

OBH is highlighting SummitStone Health Partners this month as an example of a provider that is using research and data to drive change and increase the effectiveness of services. SummitStone, the community mental health center for Larimer County, has several exciting initiatives that are making a difference in people’s lives at home, at school and in the community.

OPEN for Comment: Two Proposed Behavioral Health Rules

Recovery Residence Certification Program (HB 19-1009)

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) has created a rule draft implementing the Recovery Residence Certification Program as required by House Bill 19-1009. The draft rules establish the requirements that a recovery residence certifying body must be approved by OBH in order to certify recovery residences in Colorado.

Update on Child Abuse and Neglect Background Checks

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Starting on August 2, 2019, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Background Investigations Unit (BIU) will be able to complete Child Abuse and Neglect Checks (Trails checks) for persons responsible for supervising children and who have unsupervised contact with children. DVP-funded organizations can now request Child Abuse and Neglect Checks via BIU for any employee or volunteer who has or will have contact with children in the course of their work at the organization

 

Free Advanced Domestic Violence Investigation Training Events

EVAW 6.27 Training Poster.PNGYou are invited to attend an Advanced Domestic Violence Investigation training brought to you by Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) which will include information about predominant aggressor analysis, strangulation, stalking, trauma-informed interviewing, and prosecuting the case. These free training opportunities are open to system- and community-based advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, child protection workers, and other allied professionals and are being offered in two rural areas this summer.

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