Friday, May 14, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
CFPS has published a new brief: Tobacco Use, Secondhand Smoke Exposure, and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) in Colorado, 2009-2018.
The goal of this brief is to better understand the role of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in SUID. The data reveals that at least 3 in 10 mothers who lost their infant to SUID between 2009-2018 in Colorado smoked in the three months prior to pregnancy and/or at any time during pregnancy.
The brief also examines systemic factors that contribute to higher tobacco use for certain groups including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, low income communities, and people in rural areas. For example, low income communities and communities of color are frequently targeted by tobacco advertising, price promotions, and a high tobacco retailer density. Rural areas may lack resources that support prevention and access to tobacco treatment.
To learn more about tobacco's role in SUID in Colorado, read the full data brief here.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Young people working with the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault are leading two upcoming online meetings. Please share with your youth networks. Each meeting will focus on Denver Public Schools in particular, but the discussion will be relevant to other communities.
Rape Culture + Radical Consent
This workshop will be on May 19th from 4:00-4:45pm and will be a safe place to discuss personal experiences with rape culture and hookup culture in our school communities. We will also discuss radical consent and how rape culture is perpetuated by our schools' administration, and how we can create change in our school communities.
Sex In School
This workshop will be on May 22nd from 11:00-11:45am and will be a safe place to discuss our experiences with health education in schools, and how we would like to see change in this area. We will discuss the effect of sex education on our communities and society, as well as give input into the new mandatory comprehensive sex ed class that is being developed for DPS.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-17 in Colorado. Young adults ages 19-24 in our state experience a suicide rate that is 1.5 times higher than the national average. Two new reports from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment examine the problem of suicide among youth and young adults and identify steps we can take to prevent further loss of life.
Suicide is a preventable cause of death; if you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available: 1-800-273-8255.
Access the reports:
The Office of Suicide Prevention has many resources, including these youth mental health and suicide prevention materials.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
Happy International Women's Day!
- Funding: The total anticipated funding available is approximately $180,000 and is contingent upon fully restored funding for the program for state Fiscal Year 2021-22. The CHSE program anticipates funding approximately 7-10 schools/districts with a maximum award of $25,000.
- Eligibility: Colorado public schools, school districts, board of cooperative services, charter schools, or institute charter schools
- Priority: Priority for funding will be given to
- Rural schools or districts as defined by the Colorado Department of Education.
- Schools or districts not currently implementing any comprehensive human sexuality education.
- Access Application: https://form.jotform.com/210406779325053
- Due Date: Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 2nd 2021 at 5:00 pm
Friday, February 19, 2021
Webinar from the Children's Safety Network