Garfield Country PREP Blog

With Gratitude the Condom Fairy Hangs Up Her Wings

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Six years ago I accepted the opportunity to figure out a sustainable solution to the work my predecessor did regarding comprehensive sexual health education in the schools through the Garfield County PREP program. Originally, I had two years to find a workable solution. Luckily, the funding continued to stream from the federal […]

Comprehensive Health Education Outcomes

Garfield County PREP Outcomes Garfield County PREP is responsible for delivering the majority of Colorado PREP programming, with over 90% of the state’s participants currently served in this county. About 10% of Garfield County PREP participants report that they are currently sexually active – and the proportion of sexually active youth increases nearly 3-fold between […]

U Moustache for Consent

U Mustache for Consent: I saw this amazing campaign on consent education and promotion and brought it to Bright Future Foundation. Bright Future Foundation serves all of Eagle County in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, intervention, and on-going counseling much like the Advocate Safehouse Project in Garfield County. Bright Future Foundation offers a full […]

ptsd

Trauma and PTSD in Teens

Thanks to Doug Briscoe of Mentally Fit for emailing Garfield County PREP and providing this list of valuable resources, articles and information about trauma and PTSD in teens and veterans. Additionally, you will find information on identifying symptoms, understanding triggers and finding alternative ideas for coping and treatment. From Doug: I appreciate all of the […]

Teen Truths Becomes a Reality

Introducing Teen Truths’ Youth Authors Have you ever wanted to get inside the thoughts of a teenager and hear the raw, uncensored truths of their teen world? Yes? No? Certainly, there was a time when I wanted little to do with teenagers; there’s a reason I was an elementary teacher, no? So, call me crazy […]

Reflections

Trauma Reducing Exercises for Stress and Anxiety Relief

Feeling Overwhelmed & Stressed In the Roaring Fork Valley, mental health services are limited; especially for Spanish speaking persons. And even if someone was capable of accessing these services, chances are they are cost prohibitive. Many teens report having stress and anxiety and statistics show that many will or have experienced some form of trauma […]