Substance Abuse Prevention
High school students in Broomfield and Boulder counties have higher rates of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug misuse, compared to the state. Broomfield works to prevent substance use among youth through the Broomfield Communities That Care initiative.
Take a look at Broomfield's Substance Abuse Snapshot to learn more about marijuana, opioids, and alcohol.
To access a service provider for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use, please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services of Behavioral Health.
Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition
Communities that Care (CTC) is an evidence-based process that helps prevents problems before they start. Broomfield's CTC Coalition is comprised of over 50 community members, leaders, and youth focused on the prevention of youth substance misuse. The coalition works together to identify priorities and implement substance misuse prevention strategies for youth.
Vision StatementBroomfield is a place where I belong; a community where all youth feel supported and connected to their peers, family, school, and neighborhood to foster resiliency.
CTC ProcessThe CTC process guides the coalition through the process of matching risk factors evident in community data with proven methods for addressing those risks. CTC has identified these key protective and risk factors for youth substance misuse in Broomfield. By increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors, we will see an impact on youth substance misuse.
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Strategies SelectionFrom the CTC Coalition process, the following strategies will be implemented:
- Build Public Support for Increased Funding and Access to High Quality School Extracurricular Activities and Community Opportunities for Youth
- Build Public Support for Evidence-Based Social Emotional Learning in Schools
- Promote Positive Youth Development in Community
Submit an online inquiry to join the coalition.
Youth for Youth Advisory Group
|Broomfield Youth for Youth (Y4Y) was established in 2018 and is comprised of local middle school and high school-aged youth. Y4Y will collaborate with CTC by providing a youth voice for the coalition. The group is focused on three areas to help teens lead healthy lives:
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Positive Youth Development increases youth engagement through programs, policies, and practices. Learn more by visiting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's PYD site.
Additional PYD Resources
PYD in Action | Youth Engagement Standards | Colorado 9to25
Purpose of the Teenage Brain | Power of the Adolescent Brain | Harvard Graduate Student Speech
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