A Family Liaison is in each Roaring Fork School to work with families to find support so that all students can come to school ready to learn. Liaisons identify students in need and help them to secure community resources to meet their 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 postsecondary success.
Prevention specialists are based at middle schools in glenwood springs, carbondale and basalt. Their focus is to implement a substance abuse prevention program that is embedded in the schools, and reducing barriers to treatment and counseling services provided by community-based organizations.
A monthly gathering in each community for parents of young children that strives to strengthening families protective factors; parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and social-emotional competence in children.