Friday, December 7, 2018


Project PAVE is now hiring for 2 different positions! Please see below for more information about both!

Founded in 1986, the mission of Project PAVE is to empower youth to end the cycle of relationship violence. The cycle of relationship violence is generational and affects people in every community. PAVE’s approach to ending this cycle is through therapy and family advocacy and violence prevention education programming. Project PAVE annually reaches over 4,000 children, teens, parents, teachers and other professionals with its programming in Denver-metro area schools and other community outlets. For more information about Project PAVE, visit

Intervention Specialist

Project PAVE is currently looking for 2 Intervention Specialists. If you are interested in applying, please read through the attached job description and submit your resume and cover letter to 
Who Are You?
A competent individual in the area of youth interventions, you can provide support and psycho-educational services for groups of youth impacted by gender-based violence. You are at your best when connected to young people and helping them build skills for healing. You have strong classroom management abilities and excel at building rapport with youth in a school setting. You are team-oriented and can own responsibility for your role. You can communicate clearly, and you possess excellent listening skills. You enjoy school and community settings and are passionate about ending the cycle of relationship violence.
What you’ll do:
● Provide group interventions in schools
● Support youth and families
● Observe and co-facilitate PAVE violence prevention classes
● Connect and collaborate
● Manage participant records
Intervention Specialist Job Description
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Violence Prevention Specialist

Project PAVE is currently looking for a full time Violence Prevention Specialist. If you are interested in applying, please read through the attached job description and submit your resume and cover letter to

Who are you?
As the Violence Prevention Specialist you are responsible for:
1.) Presenting and collecting data on behalf of a unique and comprehensive Teen Dating Violence Prevention program delivered to middle and high school students and student-football athletes;
2.) Supporting PAVE’s Youth Community Educators Program (YCEP) team and Prevention Interns;
3.) Facilitating violence prevention work with our partnering non-profit, Street Fraternity; and 4.) Working in conjunction with PAVE’s Intervention Specialists and Therapists throughout all Prevention work.
Violence Prevention Specialist Job Description
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Training Opportunities from Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

Training Announcement 
Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners! 


Managing Effective Coalitions (Nov. 1, 2018 - Apr. 4, 2019) - 
Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community.  We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change. The Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice will be facilitated, but there will not be any formal presentation and the conversation will be driven by the participants. Anyone working with a coalition tackling issues related to public health, behavioral health, or environmental health located in the states of CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, or WY is invited to participate. You do not need to attend every month.
More Info & Register Here.

Leading Effective Coalitions ECHO Series (2 series coming in Feb. & May 2019) - In the five, one-hour live sessions, experienced coalition leaders will have an opportunity to engage with peers and experts to build on their knowledge and strategies aimed at improving their effectiveness in leading coalitions.

The Food Safety Hypothesis Generation ECHO Series (March 2019) - 
In the four, one-hour sessions, foodborne epidemiologists will engage with peers and experts as they are encouraged to utilize a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.


Community Health Worker Training (Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC Program Office)
This seven week, instructor-guided training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Community Health Worker. Through four 15-hour learning modules and a 25-hour on-the-job supervised experience, participants will gain skills in the following: professional skills & conduct, communication, self-care, interpersonal relationships, outreach, navigation & coordination, organization, advocacy, and capacity building & teaching. Trainees must be sponsored by their employer.

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Training (Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC Program Office)
This six week, instructor-guided training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond to behavioral health issues and mental health disorders. This training consists of six 10-hour learning modules, with an option to take the one-day, onsite skills training required to achieve the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Certification. Employment within a healthcare setting is required.

Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP)
The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) will start accepting applications for the ALTP in January 2019. This in-person training is designed to enhance the leadership skills of the individual participants and create an interdisciplinary network of leaders who are dedicated to the health and environment of our region.


Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) Development & Networking Event (April 26, 2019)
The Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) will host this annual one-day seminar for the Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico region. The goals of the event include: developing leadership skills & competence, stimulating dialog and reflection on leadership issues and concepts, encouraging networking, and building and strengthening the community of professionals connected to public and environmental health in our region.

The 10th Anniversary ColoradoSPH Magazine is here!
During this 10th anniversary year for the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), we are pleased to share this publication reflecting ColoradoSPH's growth and successes over the past decade.

View our full training directory here.

Safe Sleep Photo Gallery

Colorado’s Infant Safe Sleep Partnership is a statewide coalition working to promote infant safe sleep.
We are recruiting families to develop a photo gallery of caregivers with their infants in safe sleep settings.

The photos will be used to promote safe sleep education throughout the state to ensure all infants sleep safely, every sleep. Your home could be a valuable resource to show other families what safe sleep looks like and keep all babies safe. Parents and caregivers can take simple steps to reduce the dangers of unsafe sleep environments.

What is safe sleep?
Here are the safe sleep guidelines that we’d like to see for photos:

Currently there are very few images of families practicing safe sleep. The photos are outdated and not representative of what families actually look like in Colorado.

We are looking for families with infants under four months of age who are willing to allow a photographer to visit your home to photograph you, your infant, and your safe sleeping environment (see above). Keep in mind, we want your home to look like you live there, so no pressure to clean!

These photos may be used in a number of places, such as in Infant Safe Sleep Partnership materials, Child Fatality Prevention System materials, and with other partners such as CDPHE, CDHS and other national partners working on safe sleep.

For more information or to participate, please contact:
Megan Stayton at or 303-692-6444.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

WEBINARS: Fall Prevention, ACEs, and Systems Thinking for Violence and Injury Prevention

Connect. Learn. Advance.

Upcoming Opportunities from the Regional Networks and National Peer Learning Teams

Fall Prevention & TBI Among Older Adults Webinar
Presented by the Traumatic Brian Injury National Peer Learning Team at the Washington State Department of Health; and the University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
December 6, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Learn from experts working in research and community programs around traumatic brain injury, fall prevention, and older adults in a live webinar. This webinar is part of a series designed for public health and medical professionals working with TBI causes, care, rehabilitation, prevention, and impacted communities.

Registered participants will also be invited to join the TBI Topics online discussion platform to continue the conversation.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments: The Pair of ACEs Approach for Injury and Violence Prevention Webinar Series
Presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network

This is a three-part webinar series looking at the Pair of ACEs and how it interfaces with work in injury and violence prevention.

Webinar 1: Introducing the Pair of ACEs to Injury and Violence Prevention
December 13, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Save the Date for the remaining webinars in the series:
Webinar 2: Using and finding data and engaging with partners
January 10, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Webinar 3: Applying Pair of ACEs to injury prevention practice
February 14, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST
Systems Thinking for Injury and Violence Prevention Practice Webinar
Presented by National Peer Learning Team for Systems Thinking at the North Carolina Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch; and the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
December 18, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Participants will learn from professionals in the injury prevention, highway safety, and human development fields about how a systems approach can enhance injury prevention practice. Panelists will discuss their views on systems allowing participants to look into the “fishbowl” to hear a conversation about how panelists understand the idea of systems and how it is being developed and applied. This interactive discussion serves as an introduction for those who are curious about systems, as well as an invitation for those who would like to participate in a deeper learning process.

After the webinar, for those interested in taking a deeper dive, information about joining a learning community will be provided to registered participants.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds five Core State Violence and Injury Prevention (CORE SVIPP) states: Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, and Washington, to lead the Regional Network Collaborating Organization (RNCO) efforts. The purpose of the RNCOs is to provide coordination across all states and with injury and violence prevention (IVP) organizations to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices. RNCOs conduct regional activities, such as peer to peer networking, mentoring, and training. Each RNCO also coordinates a National Peer Learning Team (NPLT) to connect partners across the country to focus on a specific topic area related to injury and violence prevention: child abuse and neglect, sexual and intimate partner violence, motor vehicle crash injury prevention, traumatic brain injury and systems thinking.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration remind you to celebrate safely this holiday season. We stand with all those who have known the tragic consequences of drugged or drunk driving, and we rededicate ourselves to preventing it this December and throughout the year.

President Obama has designated December 2012 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and invites families, educators, health care providers, and community leaders to promote responsible decision-making and encourage young people to live free of drugs and alcohol.

Why do we recognize National Impaired Driving Prevention Month?In an average year, 30 million Americans drive drunk, and 10 million Americans drive impaired by illicit drugs.

A 2010 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that 13.2 percent of all people aged 16 or older drove under the influence of alcohol and 4.3 percent drove under the influence of illicit drugs during the past year.1

Furthermore, rates of impaired driving differed dramatically by age.1
  • While 11.8 percent of people aged 26 and older drove drunk, 19.5 percent of people aged 16 to 25 drove drunk.
  • And, 2.8 percent of the older group drove drugged, while 11.4 percent of younger drivers did so.1
December seems particularly suited to this observation because traffic fatalities that involve impaired drivers increase significantly during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods.2

  • On average, 25 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes per day during December 2010.
  • Young adults are among those at greatest risk for driving impaired. During December 2010, drivers 21 to 34 years old were alcohol impaired and involved in fatal crashes at a higher percentage than any other age group.
All 50 States and the District of Columbia enforce the minimum legal drinking age of 21 years. NHTSA asks minors to avoid alcohol, and encourages parents and other caregivers to make a new or renewed commitment to never cater a party to underage drinking. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone's life, and inaction could cost a life. Families play an essential part in stopping impaired driving. By talking about the risks and setting clear expectations, parents and other caregivers can help their children stay safe, sober, and focused on the road.

Prevention Resources and Toolkits:

Monday, December 3, 2018

Free Webinar: Promoting Personal and Community Resilience After Mass Trauma

For more information, please contact Abby Stoica at

Lend Your Voice! Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan Survey

On behalf of the City & County of Denver, we are sharing a survey to all stakeholders who work in housing and community development, economic development, education, lending, social services, fair housing, and any other field directly or indirectly related to housing, social services, or economic development.

The City and County of Denver needs your help as they develop their five-year Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan, a study required to obtain federal funds. By participating in this voluntary and confidential survey, you will help the City understand needs and to identify appropriate actions to improve housing and community development for all residents in Denver.
How can you help?
  1. Take the stakeholder survey! Just click here:
  2. Spread the word! Forward this email and invite your colleagues to participate in the stakeholder survey.
If you need translation of the survey into a language other than English or a reasonable accommodation to take the survey, please contact Mehgie Tabar at or 800-748-3222 ext. 230.

If you have questions about the Consolidated Plan process or this survey, please contact Rachel King with the Office of Economic Development by email at


~  Just a reminder  ~
The CCAP Collaborative will not be meeting again until January:
Thursday, January 24, 2019
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you can't make it in person, you can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at 

Or dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129

Access Code: 418-758-197 

The Denver CCAP Collaborative, formerly the Denver Child Care Task Force, was founded to give Denver child care providers a voice in the community and an opportunity to meet and connect with the Denver Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) staff.

Since the early 1990's, this group has convened to discuss policy and funding issues that affect large and small child care providers in the City and County of Denver. The group meets every other month and includes participants from large and small child care centers, community funders and representatives from the Denver Department of Human Services.