Communities That Care Coalition

Broomfield works to prevent substance use among youth through the Broomfield Communities That Care initiative. 

Take a look at Broomfield’s Substance Misuse Data Review to learn more about tobacco, marijuana, opioids, and alcohol. 

To access a service provider for prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use, please visit Broomfield.org/MHResources.

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Who We Are

Communities that Care (CTC) is an evidence-based process that helps prevent problems before they start. CTC aims to address the underlying causes of youth health and behavioral problems (shared risk and protective factors). Broomfield’s CTC Coalition is comprised of over 50 community members, leaders, and youth focused on the prevention of youth substance use. The coalition works together to identify priorities and implement substance use prevention strategies for youth. 

Vision Statement

Broomfield 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 Process
The 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 use and other health outcomes. 

 Protective Factors Risk Factors
  • School Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement
  • Community Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement 
  • Favorable Attitudes toward Substance Use
  • Early and Persistent Antisocial Behavior

Strategies Selection
From the CTC Coalition process, the following strategies will be implemented:
  1. Build Public Support for Increased Funding and Access to High Quality School Extracurricular Activities and  Community Opportunities for Youth
  2. Build Public Support for Evidence-Based Social Emotional Learning in Schools
  3. Promote Positive Youth Development in Broomfield 

Join

Submit an online inquiry to join the coalition. 

Youth for Youth (Y4Y) Advisory Group

Broomfield Youth for Youth (Y4Y) is the youth advisory group for Broomfield Communities That Care (CTC), a community coalition that uses prevention strategies to reduce youth substance use. Click here to learn more!


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Resources 


  Tobacco Free CO  
Tobacco Free CO
Whether you are ready to quit tobacco, quitting again, just thinking about quitting, or trying to help someone else quit – you are in the right place. You can also check out the latest resources on vaping.

 
Rise Above Colorado Rise Above Colorado
Empowering youth to a life free of drug abuse.
   
Medicine Disposal
Broomfield's Medication Disposal Drop-Box
Dispose of unused medications—prescription and over-the-counter—safely year-round!
   
Take Meds Seriously
Take Meds Seriously
Prescription drug safety starts with you. 

   
 Below the Surface - back to normal resize Below the Surface
Aims to connect teens to Colorado Crisis Services by texting "TALK" to 38255
   
Lets Talk Let's Talk Colorado
All Coloradans benefit when we learn to discuss our mental health, and those of us who need treatment are more likely to seek it when we all agree that mental health is everyone's responsibility.
   


Forward Together
Forward Together is an innovative program by the state of Colorado to help parents and teens become more connected.
   
 Parent and child hugging.  Marijuana Talk Kit
The Marijuana Talk Kit was created by the Partnership to End Addiction, and has helpful information and tips to talk with your teen about marijuana.