Engaging the community to promote youth and family wellness.
wHO ARE WE?
The Southern Larimer Prevention Partnership (SLPP) was convened by Team Wellness & Prevention in March 2016. With funding from the Office of Behavioral Health at the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Partnership began the process of working with Loveland/Berthoud community members and organizations of all sectors (business, education, government, nonprofit, healthcare, etc.) in an effort to promote youth and family wellness.
SLPP began by evaluating the risk factors associated with adolescent problem behaviors (i.e., substance abuse, delinquency, violence, suicide, truancy) and protective factors within the community that help mitigate such problem behaviors (i.e., opportunities for prosocial involvement, bonding within the family, attachment to school, etc.) with the goal to propose and implement policies/practices that the Loveland/Berthoud community can adopt to promote youth and family wellness. The coalition follows the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), an evidence-based community approach to preventing youth substance use.
Proactive – SLPP is committed to planning, implementing, and evaluating factors within the community the positively affect youth substance use/abuse.
Collaborative – SLPP is committed to coordinating services it advocates for in relation to other prevention services as rendered by community partners (ie government, nonprofits, school district).
Inclusive – SLPP is committed to including the voices of all community members to be partners in informing, guiding, and leading the good work of the coalition.
Transparent – SLPP is committed to all community member input, to using data to make informed decisions, to evaluated progress, and to be accountable to the youth and families of Loveland and Berthoud.