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To the Root/A la Raíz

To the Root/A la Raíz

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Addressing the Root Causes of Substance Use with Latinx and LGBTQ+ youth.

The To the Root/A la Raíz project will use the strategic prevention framework to center the experiences and voices of LGBTQ+ and Latinx community members to increase substance use prevention systems created with and for these groups within Boulder County.

Substance use is a complex issue affecting youth and adults in Boulder County. Available health, wellbeing, and criminal justice data point to differences in the substance use experiences of LGBTQ+ and Latinx community members. However, there is limited data available that explicitly focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ+ and Latinx community members related to the strategies to prevent and reduce harm from substance use in Boulder County.

The To the Root/A la Raíz project will focus on

Youth ages 11-18

  • Latinx or LGBTQ+
  • Live in St. Vrain Valley or Boulder Valley School District boundaries

Adults

  • Latinx parents/caregivers
  • Parents/caregivers of youth who are part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Adults working with youth in the Latinx and/or LGBTQ+ community

Apply to Tell Your Story

  • To the Root/A la Raíz is collecting stories from LGBTQ+ and/or Latinx youth through a series of focus groups and individual interviews. Participants will receive a $30 gift card for their participation.
  • Apply to tell your story

2019 Resultados de Encuesta de Niños Saludables de Colorado (HKCS)

Alcohol Use

Marijuana Use

Tobacco Use

Substance Use

Status of Prevention

Training & Prevention Education

  • Training videos (to be developed)
  • Request link for “live” training
    • Principles of Substance Use Prevention & Health Equity in Action – Course description: Training participants will gain a foundational understanding of prevention and harm reduction strategies and how oppression impacts current substance use interventions. Participants will be able to identify where to find effective prevention strategies and resources.
    • Implementing Advanced Substance Use Prevention and Health Equity Practices – Course description: Training participants will discuss strategies and gain tools for implementing prevention, health equity, and harm reduction principles into their existing work.

Contact Us


To the Root

Main: 303-413-7547
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