• make an impact Talking With Your Student About Substance Abuse


    DID YOU KNOW: The Colorado Department of Education awarded funding from The School Health Professional Grant Program (SHPG) to CCSD.  This grant program intends to:

    • Increase the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs
    • Implement substance abuse prevention education and provide evidence-based resources to school staff, students, and families
    • Reduce barriers for enrolled students, who are at risk for substance abuse, to access services provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling.

    DID YOU KNOW: Due to the grant funds provided, CTHS has a Licensed Social Worker and Substance Use Counselor on staff, providing substance use prevention and school-based mental health services related to substance use and other behavioral health needs? 

    Amber Cornett, LSW                                                                                                                 
    Prevention Specialist, Cherokee Trail High School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    DID YOU KNOW: As children enter high school their chances of being offered alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications, and other drugs increase. 

    DID YOU KNOW: As the risk grows, it’s important to have frequent, positive, and open conversations with our kids about the choices they face. Parents and trusted adults play a critical role in the prevention of adolescent substance use. You can find a wealth of knowledge on how to talk to your kids about substance use.  Click on the resources below to access tips for talking with your child: