Juvenile substance abuse updating the field

To sign up for the Choice Pass, Parents: GCSAPP has your back!

Transitioning from childhood to adolescence can be hard for parents and kids alike.

SOS recognizes 8 strengths to turn to when students (and all of us) need support.

These 8 strengths include: family support (immediate family or people considered close enough to be family), positive friends (people who are always there for us in positive ways), mentors (people with skills or traits that we aspire to learn or benefit from), healthy activities (everything from sports to theater to reading), generosity (giving back to others- both small and large gestures go a long way in helping both others and ourselves), spirituality (can be religious or anything that lifts our spirits), medical access (medical professionals from dentists to doctors help ensure our physical quality of life), and mental health (the ability to know when to be independently resilient and when to ask for help).

GCSAPP cares about the health of Gunnison County, from youth to families to the community as a whole.

Through the work of the coalition, youth are supported and celebrated in making healthy decisions.

We are excited to report that the Choice Pass Program has grown in the past few years: over 650 6th -12th graders and their parents/caregivers participated in 2016.

This is a huge success and a strong community supported program.

Professionals lead educational presentations and discussions to give parents and community members tools to better assist our kids in healthy lifestyle choices.

Prevention is a process that promotes healthy youth, families, and communities.

GCSAPP is a community coalition that uses education, policy, and programming informed by community data, needs ,and culture to promote protective factors and reduce risk factors.

Coffee shops throughout the valley spread the massage! SOS's mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying, and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders (youth) and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help, and strength.

CBYC is always looking for more ways to enhance CBHS and our community! SOS seeks to increase help seeking behaviors, promote connections between peers and caring adults, and ultimately prevent bullying and substance abuse.


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