Family Resource Center Programs 2016-2017
In each of the Roaring Fork Schools a Family Liaison is there to work with families to
access services for support so that all students can come to school ready to learn.
Liaisons work with school staff to identify students in need and then help students and families to find community resources to meet those needs. Health insurance, utility assistance, food, counseling and vision exams are just a few examples.
Liaisons also help to enroll new students, to translate and interpret, plan and
lead parent nights and mentor students.
Colorado Community Response Program (CCR)
Referrals for this program come directly from The Department of Human Services. A Family Support Specialist works closely with school staff and community partners to provide comprehensive, voluntary services for families reported, but not involved with child welfare. The Program works to increase family's protective capacities by addressing the link between poverty and maltreatment and connecting families to vital services.
Homeless and Child Welfare Education Liaison
The Homeless and Child Welfare Education Liaison works to increase the
identification, enrollment, stability, and school success of children and youth experiencing homelessness and to ensure that students in foster care are achieving academically through course completion, advancing to the next grade, accruing credits toward graduation, and on a path to post-secondary success.
Bridges High School Substance Abuse Prevention
The focus of School Health Professional is creating a substance prevention program for our secondary schools by reducing barriers for enrolled secondary students, who are at risk for substance abuse, to access services provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling. In 2017 a program will be piloted at Bridges High School in Partnership with Youthzone.