Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FREE Suicide Awareness Training

safeTALK Workshops

February 24, 2015 from 5-8 p.m.  (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
March 19, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
Limited space available in each workshop! Who should attend: Anyone over the age of 15!  All workshops are held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office — Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.   
safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;  
  • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, and intervention caregivers.
Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives. To register please follow the instructions on the flyers posted above by date.  If you have additional questions please contact Phyllis Harvey at pharvey@dcsheriff.net   Sponsored by: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program, Douglas County School District and the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance.
safeTALK is not designed for those that have experienced a recent suicide loss.  If you are grieving the recent loss of a loved one to suicide, we recommend you join a support group or visit www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide to find useful information related to coping with suicide loss. 



Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit

Topics Include:
Marijuana Impaired Driving
Older Driver Safety
Distracted Driving Prevention
Evidence-based Motor Vehicle Policies

Special Presentation: 
Think Fast Interactive
Car Fit Event

Registration is free.
Limited scholarships available for room cost assistance.
           Registration information and detailed agenda coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Office of Transportation Safety RFA and Problem Identification Report

Office of Transportation Safety Request for Applications

SAVE THE DATE: (TOMORROW) February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

The FY16 Office of Transportation Safety (OTS) Request for Applications, OTS Project Application Instructions and Template and Application Score Sheet are now posted

New for this year: This application is for a three-year grant period. The first year grant cycle will begin on or after October 1, 2015. Funding for the second and third years in the three-year funding cycle will be based on satisfactory performance, adherence to the program specifications, the availability of funding and the submission of required second and third year application and budget updates.

The RFA process will kick off with an informational webinar hosted by CDOT and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am.
  • The link is: https://cdphe.adobeconnect.com/cdot
  • If your computer does not have speakers and a mic you will also need to call into our conference line: 712-432-0220 Pin: 2589
  • Additional technical assistance will be made available through CDPHE - more details will be posted on the website as information becomes available. 
  • A recording of the webinar will also be posted for those unable to attend the webinar.

Problem Identification Report

The 2015 Problem Identification Report is also available to the public.