Drug Intervention Services

JEFFCO DRUG INTERVENTION SERVICES
Lakewood High School NewsletterDecember 2020

 

Loren.Edwards@jeffco.k12.co.us  Lakewood High School  Registered Nurse 303-514-4122

 

Parent Resources

The University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital: is currently offering a wonderful opportunity for parents to participate in a virtual workshop:

Substance Use and the Adolescent Brain, noon Wednesday Dec.16th

Dr. Thurstone, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, will provide facts about how substance use can affect the developing brain. Dr. Thurstone is one of about four dozen physicians in the United States who are board-certified in general, child and adolescent addictions psychiatry. Register here


Did you know
Jefferson County Public Health offers information on how to talk with teens!

Visit: www.twelvetalks.com

Friends Corona Virus Mental Health

Prescription drugs Tobacco and Vaping Boundaries

Sex and Consent Sources of Strength Dating

Hopefulness and coping Gender Identity Marijuana


Did you know… 
Jefferson County Public Health offers a Parenting Workshop called Navigating Substance Experimentation in Teens(NSET). This free, interactive, online workshop provides strategies, information and resources for parents or guardians whose teen has begun experimenting with, or using vape, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and/or other drugs. Jeffco School nurses, who specialize in teen substance use prevention, lead the workshop. The class is FREE: Register here.

NEW! Explorando la Experimentación de Sustancias en Adolescentes-NSET Register here.


The DIS Nurse 
can discuss referrals to programming with Denver Family Therapy Center, including:

z Y-DAP Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention program. Y-DAP is an evidence-based program provided virtually for youth and their families to educate them on the effects of Marijuana and Alcohol, on the body and brain. This program is geared to provoke critical thinking around substance use limits, and increase family communication.

 ASAP Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, an intensive outpatient program licensed through the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) to provide support to adolescents and their families struggling with substance abuse and dependency. Services include Substance use Evaluation, Individual and Family Therapy, Multi Family Groups, Peer Groups and Urine Analysis.

 

The (DIS) High School Nurse can also refer your son or daughter to a 6-week group called:

 Substance Use Disorders (SUD) This FREE virtual program is provided through The Jefferson Center of Mental Health. Students work with a licensed certified addiction counselor (CAC III), in a small group setting. The focus is on identifying and changing patterns in the individual, developing refusal skills and goal setting.

 

 For December enrollment, please contact JCMH Clinician Cris Gill directly at:

 

ChristineGI@jcmh.org or 720-462-9224

I am happy to assist you in navigating the Health Services available for all Jeffco Students. Please reach out to me directly at:

Loren.Edwards@jeffco.k12.co.us  Lakewood High School  Registered Nurse 303-514-4122

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