Friday, May 27, 2016

Infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers

Today the CDC Injury Center released a new infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers. The infographic provides a snapshot of injury and violence and conveys the magnitude of the problem in terms of morbidity, mortality and cost to society. It highlights key data and proven prevention strategies for Motor Vehicle Injury, Prescription Drug Overdose, Child Abuse and Neglect, Older Adult Falls, Sexual Violence and Youth Sports Concussions.

Every year 199,800 people die from injuries and violence. For every person that dies, 13 are hospitalized and 135 are treated in an emergency room.

Learn more about injuries and violence and what can be done to prevent them:

Infographic: Injury and Violence in the U.S. by the Numbers

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Guide youth to discover something worth protecting

Encourage youth to find, set and accomplish goals that matter to them, big or small. It's about finding something that makes them feel amazing and doesn't get in the way of their happiness. The Goal Getter helps youth direct their energy in a positive direction. To them it might seem like using marijuana before they're 21 might not ruin their life, but they shouldn't let it get in the way of getting what they really want.

Please share the Goal Getter with all youth and youth serving organizations and help to Protect What's Next!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Medication Abuse Prevention: 2016 Resource Guide

The amount of prescription painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. increased nearly four times from 1999 to 2010 (CDC), yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. (Chang, H., American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2014). Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are the most commonly abused substances after marijuana and alcohol for Americans over the age of 13 (National Institute on Drug Abuse). In 2013, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that nearly 18 percent of U.S. high school students had taken prescription medications without a prescription at least once. Teens and young adults are especially at risk of abusing prescription medications because they are widely available, free or inexpensive, and falsely believed to be safer than illicit drugs.

This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on prescription drug overdose prevention among youth and young adults. It is divided into six sections: (1) Organizations, (2) Policy and Legislation, (3) Current Prevention Programs and Resources, (4) Publications, (5) Children’s Safety Network (CSN) Webinars, and (6) Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Publications. Each item in this resource guide includes a short description and a link to the resource itself. Descriptions of organizations, reports, guides, toolkits, campaigns, websites, and initiatives are, in most cases, excerpted from the resources themselves, while descriptions of research studies are excerpted from the study abstracts.

 Preventing Medication Abuse: 2016 Resource Guide

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Help parents of teenagers better understand their teen's health!

Join us for a focus group on teen health and well-being. Tell us your thoughts about health topics that relate to your teen’s life.

Snacks and beverages provided. For more information or to sign up, visit the webpages listed below or call Leo at 303.692.2611

There will be snacks, childcare and a $25 gift card to those who participate.

Please share widely with your networks!

Jefferson County:

Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30pm-8pm - Arvada Library - (English)
Wednesday, May 18 from 6pm-7:30pm - Belmar Library - (English)
Jueves, 19 de Mayo de 6 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. - Lakewood Library - (Spanish)


Weld County:

Tuesday, June 7th from 6:30-8pm -First United Methodist Church, 917 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631 - (two concurrent sessions, one in English and one in Spanish)


El Paso County

Monday, June 13, from 6-7:30pm at Library 21c - 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Tuesday, June 14, 6-7:30pm at YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region - Southeast Family/Armed Services Center - 2190 Jet Wing Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80916


Douglas County:

Monday, June 20, 2016 from 6pm-7:30pm at Highlands Ranch Library at 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80129


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

June 20th and 21st
700 Kipling Avenue, Lakewood

 A number of Colorado schools are training their mental health professionals in ASIST to support their conducting suicide assessments in their buildings.

The Colorado School Safety Resource Center is pleased to be offering a two-day training in ASIST on Monday and Tuesday, June 20th and 21st at their offices at 700 Kipling Avenue, Lakewood. This training provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Evaluations have shown that the workshop increases caregiver’s knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide, those interventions skills are retained over time and that they are put to use to save lives.

Time: The workshop will run from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM on June 20th and 21st .

Location: CSSRC/Department of Public Safety, 700 Kipling Street, Lakewood, 4th Floor Training

Room Cost: $40/for the two days to cover the cost of the training materials. Checks should be make out to the “Colorado School Safety Resource Center” with “ASIST Training” in the memo space.

Registration: The workshop is limited to 20 participants on a first -come, first-served basis. We must receive your check in order to hold your spot. Please call Sarah Rose at 303.239.4435 with any questions. The Center reserves the right to cancel the workshop if they do not have the minimum number of people registered by Friday, June 17th .