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This project was created by the Jefferson County Communities That Care coalition and is housed within Jefferson County Public HealthThis resource was developed with funding from a Communities That Care grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, a grant from Community First Foundation and a Drug-Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the grant providers.

Navigating Substance Experimentation

in Teens


Navigating Substance Experimentation in Teens

A free, two-hour workshop offering information and support for parents or caregivers whose teen is experimenting with alcohol, marijuana, vaping and other substances. 


  • Interactive, judgement-free and practical

  • Led by professionals in teen substance use prevention 

  • Held the first Wednesday of each month from 6-8 pm at Jefferson County Public Health (645 Parfet Street, Lakewood)

​​Workshops are for parents, guardians or

primary caregivers of adolescents:

  • Youth should not attend the workshops

  • Free dinner will be provided to attendees


Topics covered:

  • Detailed information about cannabis, alcohol and vaping

  • Information about strategies to help keep your teen safe

  • Encouraging your teen to seek help

  • Communication and staying connected

  • When and how to seek treatment

Next Workshop: December 4, 2019
6-8 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Health, 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood


This location can be accessed via RTD buses.

Click here for the RTD Trip Planner.


QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Offered by Jeffco PTA


Colorado ranks number one in youth suicide. It’s time to take the steps to be proactive, join us in learning and potentially save lives.

Saturday, January 18 
9:30-11 am

375 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80228


Click here to learn more and register.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Offered by Jefferson Center

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (ages 12-18). The course introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention. Please note, you must attend both days to receive your certification.

Saturday, January 18 and Saturday, January 25
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 


Click here to learn more and register.