Jan 10

Grief Support Groups

Groups are open to anyone but registration is required for each group.  All groups are free, except the Healing With Horses group, which costs $50/participant that goes directly to Medicine Horse for the use of the horses. We have scholarships available if needed.

Kid and Parent Grief Support Group
Ages 6-12 and caregivers
Tuesdays 5:30-7
January 30-March 6
TRU Community Care Grief Services office
2593 Park Lane, Lafayette, CO 80026

Healing With Horses
Ages 6-18
Tuesdays 5:30-7
March 18-May 8
Medicine Horse Program
8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303

Teen Grief Support Group
Ages 13-18
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
TRU Community Care Grief Services office
2593 Park Lane, Lafayette, CO 80026

Aug 18

Youth Advocacy and Action Summit (YAAAS)

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share an upcoming youth advocacy opportunity with you and the youth you work with. Several youth serving organizations serving the Denver Metro region have come together to plan the Youth Advocacy and Action Summit, YAAAS! The free summit will take place at the Lowry Conference Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10am-3pm. Youth will have the opportunity to engage in advocacy and leadership while building skills that will teach them to use the power of their voice to positively impact their community. See the flyer below for registration and more information about the event. You can also check out the Facebook event HERE. Thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you at the summit.

Thank you,

Heather Crate, LSW

Boulder County Public Health

Inspire Youth Connections/OASOS Program Coordinator


Office: 303.678.6259


Download (PDF, 346KB)

Aug 18

Building Academic and S/E/B Progress for All Students (Free Webinar)

How do you structure a strong foundation for progress toward increasing academic outcomes and bettering school climate? How can you design a program that reduces referrals and minimizes the need for disciplinary action? Research and practice demonstrate that effective classroom management and student instruction in social, emotional, and behavioral self-management is a blueprint for success! Dr. Howie Knoff shares evidence-based approaches for helping all students learn and demonstrate effective interpersonal, social problem-solving and emotional coping, conflict prevention, and resolution. Join us for an engaging presentation and discover how to build staff confidence and students’ self-management skills.

When: Sept. 19, 2017, 11AM MT

Click HERE to register for the free webinar.

Feb 06

FBA and BIP Online Training Opportunity

Please click HERE to download a PDF.

Jan 20

Secondary Trauma Training

Please see the information below about an upcoming training opportunity called Identifying and Addressing Secondary Trauma in the Workplace:

This training is being offered to the IMPACT Partnership to help staff prevent and manage secondary trauma. There is also a session for supervisors to learn a trauma-informed supervision model to support staff. There are multiple dates and locations. See the attachment for more details  and click on the link below to register.


Jan 12

CSOC Scholarship Program Description

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

Click HERE to download a PDF version of this document

Jan 03


Here are some interesting articles about utilizing mindfulness in the classroom:

Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers by Patricia A. Jennings

How Colorado schools are helping kids calm down – and learn – through mindfulness by Ann Schmike



Dec 12

The Science Behind Mediation

Oct 21

Role of the School Counselor

Information from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA):

Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. Gone are the days of school counselors sitting in their office simply handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class or meeting with the troublemakers in the school. Today’s school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Learn more about the school counselor’s role.

The Need for School Counselors
School counselors are an important part of the educational leadership team and provide valuable assistance to students regardless of whether they work in an elementary school or middle school, high school or beyond.
Why Elementary School Counselors?
Why Middle/Jr. High School Counselors?
Why Secondary School Counselors?