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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 (NSET)

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) 


Click here to view or download the NSET workshop flyer.

​​Workshops are for parents, guardians or

primary caregivers of adolescents:

  • A workbook will be provided to each registered participant

  • Youth should not attend the workshop

  • Free dinner will be provided to attendees

  • There is no cost to participants, because the program is 100% grant-funded


Topics covered:

  • Information about marijuana, alcohol, vaping & other drugs

  • Information about strategies to help keep your teen safe

  • Communication and staying connected

  • When and how to seek treatment

A workshop is held the first Wednesday of each month:*
6-8 PM

Jefferson County Public Health

645 Parfet Street, Lakewood

* February class will be held on the second Wednesday, Feb. 12.


Trustable Adults


Click below for a list of upcoming training opportunities led by partner organizations connected to the Trustable Adults initiative of Jefferson County Communities That Care. Our goal is to offer classes each quarter on youth mental health/suicide prevention, positive youth development and communicating with teenagers.