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Centennial’s Prevention Services are creative, innovative ways of increasing awareness about behavioral health, building communities of support and promoting life and wellness skills. These services are comprised of a variety of already existing programs as well as introducing time limited services with theme based education and prevention specific to physical and mental health well being.


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Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.   In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Versions specific to law enforcement and first responders is available.

Audience: Adults


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations. You will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Audience: Adults


Botvin Lifeskills

These evidence-based LifeSkills Training (LST) programs help youth with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. LST has been proven to reduce alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse. In addition, research on LST demonstrated reductions in violence, delinquency, and most recently, prescription and opioid misuse among middle school aged-youth.

Audience: 3rd-12th Grade


Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means can help you feel prepared to talk with people about means safety.   Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This course is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.

Audience: Adults




COMET™ (Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory) Training recognizes our rural values of neighbor helping neighbor and communities being their own best resource—especially when concerned about another’s emotional and mental well-being. Attendees learn a conversational guide and the importance of being “the other person,” practicing the COMET intervening questions, and planning how to use COMET to engage in conversations about another’s well-being. The COMET Training gives participants a natural way to engage a friend, a neighbor or an acquaintance when they are concerned.

Audience: Adults



Hazelden Lifelines® Prevention

Building Knowledge and Skills to Prevent Suicide educates school faculty, parents, and students on the facts about suicide and their respective roles as suicide “”preventers.”” This program is designed to help everyone in the community recognize when a student is at potential risk of suicide and understand how and where to access help. This program uses language to reflect today’s best practices and youth culture.

Audience: 5th-12th Grade & Adults


Hazelden Lifelines® Postvention

Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Death provides best-practice education for everyone in the community on how to appropriately respond to suicide and other traumatic deaths that profoundly affect the school population. This edition covers all grades and includes information regarding developmental differences at specific ages.

Audience: 5th-12th Grade & Adults



QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Audience: Adults


Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves promotes lessons that address healthy emotional development, depression, and anxiety. The curriculum’s overarching goal is to build the emotional skills within children to prevent suicide at its earliest stages.

Audience: 5th Grade



Rise Above Colorado

Rise Above Colorado offers interactive, engaging lessons to educate and equip teens with knowledge and skills to prevent substance misuse.  The resources are designed to complement and reinforce Rise Above’s positive community norms campaign efforts, showcasing the hope and positivity among youth in our state.

Audience: Everyone




Information is available for schools, parents and teachers and provides insight on bullying, substance use, and other concerns impacting youth. Students may use Safe2Tell for advice or to report a concern.

Audience: Everyone


School Care & Recovery

In the wake of a traumatic event, schools have the opportunity to provide necessary trauma-recovery support in ways that promote mental health wellness for the affected individuals as well as for the entire school community.  Centennial Prevention Staff are also available to provide guidance, materials and support to school staff and community partners to develop postvention protocols and practices.

Audience: School Communities


Sources of Strength – Elementary

As a universal classroom curriculum, Sources of Strength Elementary not only incorporates solid Social Emotional Learning content, but includes a robust focus on mental health and proactive prevention for elementary schools.

Audience: Kindergarten-6th Grade


Sources of Strength – Secondary

With a mission to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse, Sources of Strength utilizes training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength. This program highlights upstream prevention and focuses on changing the community within the school to promote positive life skills.

Audience: 6th -12th Grade



teen Mental Health First Aid

teen Mental Health First Aid teaches teens how to identify, understand and respond to sign of mental health and substance use challenges among their friends and peers. Teens will learn the skills they need to have supportive conversations with their friends and how to get help from a responsible and trusted adult.

Audience: 10th-12th Grade




 Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs is a universal prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, developing self-efficacy, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence.

Audience: 3rd grade – High School


Too Good for Violence – Social Perspectives

TGFV – Social Perspectives develops and applies social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others. In middle school, students learn the negative consequences of aggressive behavior and practice healthy menthods to manage stress and frustration.

Audience: 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades


Trauma-Sensitive Practices Within the School Setting

Facilitated conversations, workshops and/or consultations to introduce and promote trauma-sensitive school communities with tailored supports for awareness, prevention planning, trauma programming, classroom-based strategies, and staff self-care based on individual school directed assessments.

Audience: Staff & Caregivers Kindergarten – 12th Grade



Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Audience: Adults


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Funding Note

Trainings are provided cost-covered through multiple funding streams.

Licensing fees associated with Sources of Strength may be covered by other funding opportunities.


Crisis Contacts

988 Suicide & Crisis Hotline | 988

Safe 2 Tell | 1-877-542-7233

Trevor Project Hotline | 1-866-488-7386

National Suicide Hotline | 1-800-273-8255

Colorado Crisis Services | 1-844-493-8255 / Text “TALK” to 38255

Veteran’s Crisis Line | 1-800-273-8255


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Prevention & Early Intervention

Centennial’s Prevention Services are creative, innovative ways of increasing awareness about behavioral health, building communities of support and promoting life and wellness skills. These services are comprised of a variety of already existing programs as well as introducing time limited services with theme based education and prevention specific to physical and mental health well-being.

Early Prevention

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation for children age 0-5

View The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Team's Newsletters Below:


2024 Newsletters:

Talking Positively with Your Child

2023 Newsletters:

Understanding Empathy_2023

Older Newsletters:

Traveling and on the Go

Lets Play

Talking Positively with your Child

Separation Anxiety

Teaching Kindness to Young Children

Bedtime Routine

Screen and Media Time

Holiday Stressors

Routines and Transitions

ECMH support through COVID-19 - Helping you and your children

Promoting Positive Relationships with Children

Rules, Routines and Schedules

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Grace for Caregivers

Healthy Attachment and Caregiver Mental Health

Postpartum Depression


Building the brain

Shout out to fathers

The Growing Brain

Freedom with Choices

Mindfulness with Mother Nature

Positive State of Mind

Is It Getting Hot?

Self Care: What is it? And why do we need it?

Find Happiness in Hard Times

The Mind-Body Connection

Are You Ok?

Separation anxiety, what can YOU do?

Meaningful Mindfulness

The Juggling Parent

All Storms Pass

When Mama Ain't Happy

If You're Happy, Then What?

Doing The Best We Can

Having That Hard Conversation

Thanksgiving Is All About Gratitude

Teaching gratitude

Your Presence Is No Longer Present

Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

New Year Resolutions

Don't Sweat or Solve It - Just Listen

Connecting at Anytime

Helping Children Grow

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children

What is this thing called trauma?

Screen Time-Our New Normal?

Setting Boundaries

Talking Positively with your Child 2021

I am not Mean, I am Mad

Screens are Very Stimulating

What Is Child Abuse

Be the Voice

Advocate For Your Child

The Unsung Heroes In Their Lives

Take a Moment

Autism in Infants

Quality Not Quantity

Communication Connections with Children

The Resilience Factor

Ok You're Bored

Is It Getting Hot 2021

What to say when your child is Bored

Follow Your Instincts

More Milestones - More Joy

Why do some kids bounce?

Serve and Return

Gift to You

A Complex Puzzle - Resilience

Watch Me

Attuned to Attachment

Emotions Into Words

Words To Love By

Reboot, Rethink and Let Us Not Overreact

Let Them Be Little

Children Have Not Change - Childhood Has

Promoting Positive Relationships with Children

Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Grace for Caregivers_2022

Summer Homework for Parents & Time-Ins

July 2022 Outside the Box Calendar

Parents and Teachers are Partners

What Children Learn Through Play

What is an ECMHC Anyway?

The following are listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and will be utilized in this program.


Mental Health/Suicide Prevention

Curious what the Prevention Team offers for Spring of 2022? | Spring 2022 Offerings

View the Prevention Team's Newsletters Below:

Stay Motivated and Progressive | April 2020

Let's Break the Stigma | May 2020

How Are You Spending Your Time? | June 2020

Learn How to Help Others | July 2020

Back to School and How to Help Our Youth | August 2020

Suicide Awareness Month | September 2020

Healing and Growing Through Trauma | October 2020

How Meditation Can Help | January 2021

The Brain | February 2021

Aging | March 2021

Alcohol Awareness | April 2021

Thank You For Your Service | May 2021

How are you with Pronouns? | June 2021

Unmet Needs | July 2021

 It's Time to Mindfully Manage | August 2021

Suicide Prevention Lies Upstream | September 2021

Taking a Dive Into Development | October 2021

Give the Gift of Empathy | November & December 2021

Where is Your Brain Living | January 2022

Self Talk | March 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month | May 2022

Pride Month | June 2022

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month| July 2022

August 2022 | Back to School

September 2022 | World Suicide Prevention Day