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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Healthy Futures Initiative 2016 Coalition meetings-  
Tuesday, July 12th from Noon - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, October 4th
All are held from noon to 1:30 in the Ten Mile Room, 2nd floor of the Medical Office Building

Parent Resources- Local

Mountain Mentors- A community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8 to 16. The Mountain Mentors’ mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles, through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.”

Advocates for Victims of Assault provides services which enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma while promoting peace in our community.

The Care Clinic offers high-quality primary care, oral health, behavioral health, and reproductive health services to the medically underserved at an affordable cost.

Mind Springs Health provides help for emotional disorders, substance abuse or behavioral problems.

FIRC- Family and Intercultural Resource Center can connect you with parenting classes, cooking classes, support and programs.

Summit School District-for information about elementary, middle and high school activities and staff.

DIAL 2-1-1Is a free, confidential, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services in the community. You can Text your zip code to 898-211 or download the app, dial 2-1-1, Live Chat or search the database at 211colorado.org

Summit County Food Banks/Food Pantries- Dillon Community Church Mon and Wed, 4:30-5:30 and Friday 1:30-2:30. 970 468-2461. FIRC (see above) Tues and Thurs 12:30-2:30. 970 262-3888. Father Dyer Church Tues. and Thurs. 10 am-12 pm. 970 453-2250.

Free Community Dinners- Rotary Club/Elks Lodge, 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesdays, located at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne. Seasonally at St. John Episcopal Church, 6-7 pm on Tuesdays, located on 100 South French St, Breckenridge. 970 453-4264. Father Dyer Church, 6-7 pm on Sundays, located on 310 Wellington Rd, Breckenridge. 970 453-2250.

Parent Resources- State and National

Parenting Tools

The Parent Toolkit- Growth charts with academic, health and wellness and social and emotional development for every age! A very comprehensive website for parents!

FIRC- Parenting tips and classes, home visits, school-aged support, FATHERS, family events, DIALOGUE OVER DINNER AND CONEXIONES.

Now is a good time to talk. Visit Speak Now Colorado for parenting tips, toolkits, facts, videos and great information about alcohol and drugs... even a quiz!

Partnership for Drug Free Kids-Subscribe to this important website for emails sent to you about
parenting ‘tweens and teens .

Teen Safe- Great “resource” page for more information about all things parenting!

Parenting & Teen Resources

Teens, Depression and Suicide

Safe2Tell can help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community. Click here or call 877-542.SAFE (7233).

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado -If you or someone you know is having thoughts about suicide, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Helping to spread the word that suicide is preventable.

Understanding Suicide for teens and young adults.

The Balanced Mind parent network- a cyber support system of caring and supportive parents on mental health, depression and bi-polar health.
Suicide Prevention in College - a guide that includes suicide warning signs, college campus suicide prevention resources and resources to help protect students from depression.
Teen Empowerment

Above the Influence- Interactive website with videos and insights to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol.

The Cool Spot: a young teen's place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Teens and Substance Use
Empower yourself and your teen with the "Good to Know" Statewide Marijuana Education Campaign facts and resources.

Help prevent underage alcohol use. Too Smart To Start- Check out videos, brain games, straight talk, just the facts.

notMYkid- Straight talk for youth about the challenges of drug abuse, alcohol, bullying, internet safety, unhealthy relationships and more.

Get the straight-up facts about drugs from Just Think Twice. 
 Drugs, Prescription Drugs and Addiction
Take Meds Seriously - a new Colorado website filled with information, facts, tips for parents on Rx drugs and abuse in Colorado.

The Medicine Abuse Project- helpful information about prescription drug abuse. Pledge to safeguard your kids! 
Drug Rehab Info - Information for anyone needing to understand drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and teen addiction, treatment and recovery.

 Marijuana Legalization

Colorado specific information about marijuana....what's legal and for whom? It's Good To Know.

To be involved or updated about ongoing state legislation, regulations and ordinances -smartcolorado .

Important facts about marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying- Keep your kids safe while they surf the net.

Internet Safety 101

Cyberbullying- What is cyberbullying, the law, and how to take action to stop it.

WiredSafety- Harassment and Cyberbullying- How does this affect our schools and youth?

ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates interested in the impact of the web.

NetSmartz- Interactive, educational safety resource for children ages 5-17, parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement. Great videos.

Safe kids and teens- digital citizenship, online safety and civility.

Preventing Bullying & Cyber Bullying - for students, parents, and teachers.
Bullying and Harassment- Face to face intentional, aggressive behavior toward others.

How parents, teachers and kids can take action to prevent bullying.

StopBullying.Gov- a great website containing a variety of valuable resources about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention for kids and adults.

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network- ensuring safe schools for all students addressing bullying and harassment, lesson plans, campaign kits and other support.

Tobacco Cessation

QUITNET provides online smoking cessation and wellness support.

Colorado QUITLINE for anyone thinking about quitting and would like to work with a trained counselor. Click here to sign up now!

Social networking to stop smoking.  Did you know that smokers are 30% more likely to successfully quit with social support?  Don't quit alone. Join us and stop smoking, socially - https://quitza.com
Didn't find what you were looking for?

Contact Laurie Blackwell at laurie.blackwell@SummitCountyCO.gov or 970.668.9196!