The RPS Project provides training, consultation, and technical assistance support to Colorado agencies, communities, and coalitions working with children, youth, and families. This includes all OBH prevention funded grantees as well as non- OBH funded community groups that contribute to prevention efforts locally and statewide.
¨ Build the capacity of organizations and agencies in areas critical to their ability to provide high quality and successful prevention programs.
¨ Build the capacity of community coalitions addressing prevention issues to implement best practices for increased effectiveness and improved outcomes.
¨ Develop the professional skills of Colorado prevention workforce through trainings and other workforce development activities offered by the project, as demonstrated by an increase in prevention knowledge. (*All current RPS trainings qualify for the Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist (CCPS) application or recertification.)
Unique Model & Approach
¨ Regional Prevention Consultants (RPCs) reside and work across Colorado to provide locally accessible, customized services to all 6 OBH regions for prevention efforts.
¨ The RPS seeks to ensure that services are informed by local knowledge, expertise, and cultural understanding of the area.
¨ Our presence and participation at the community and state level help the RPS provide a coordinated and integrated approach to statewide technical assistance and training for substance abuse prevention and other related prevention efforts.