Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.


Family Leader Resources: August 2017

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“When you see the value of continued growth, the circumstances around you become stepping stones.” — Clyde M. Narramore

The events and information featured in these posts are also cross posted on our Facebook page and Resources webpages as we become aware of them. If you are an FLTI of Colorado alum, or host agency and want to share ideas for these posts, please contact:


Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines
Video series for parents/caregivers, educators, providers, and child advocates
by Colorado Office of Early Childhood

Can We Talk?
Forum Examines Relations Between Lawmakers and Press

Almost Half of Coloradans Live in ‘Child Care Deserts’
by The Colorado Trust

Leadership/Community Engagement Opportunities

CDHS Seeks Community Engagement in Arapahoe, Broomfield Counties
The annual event gives CDHS leadership the opportunity to hear from partners and
stakeholders about local challenges and innovative solutions. This feedback is incorporated into the Department’s plans for the future.
Arapahoe County, August 10, 9:30-11 a.m.
Broomfield County, August 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
RSVP:​ Please visit

2017 NoCO Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
FLTI of Larimer County alum and facilitator, Tena Green invites you to participate in this event. Tena is leading the Brady’s Bunch team and welcomes anyone who would like to join them.Fossil Creek Park, Fort Collins
September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Pre-register by August 11, 2017 to secure a t-shirt

Governor’s Town Hall: Health Care – Your Turn
August 16, 2017, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Aurora Municipal Center
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80012

Colorado Public Health Association Seeks New Board Members
Deadline to apply is August 18, 2017.
Apply or nominate someone here if interested.

Colorado State Board of Human Services Now Accepting Applications
To apply for a position on the State Board, please complete the online application here and submit a resume. Please submit your application by August 22, 2017 to be considered.

Women’s Political Power
Viewing of Iron Jawed Angels and panel discussion re: the 19th amendment and women in politics.
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Arapahoe Library District
5955 S. Holly Street
Littleton, CO 80121

Where the Change Happens: State and Federal Budgets
Join Speak Up for Kids partners Clayton Early Learning and Colorado Children’s Campaign gain the skills and information you need to navigate the state and federal budget process and speak up effectively for early childhood development and child health.
Thursday, August 31, 2017,  6:00pm to 7:30pm
3801 M.L.K. Jr Blvd,
Denver, CO 80205
Register at:

Taking the Temperature of Denver’s Civic Health
Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:30 am-9:00 am
CU-Denver School of Public Affairs
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
Can also attend remotely via Zoom.

CPHA Call for Ignite Submissions at Public Health in the Rockies Conference
Presenters talk on any subject related to their life or work: something they are personally or professionally passionate about. It does not have to be public health related or tied to research.
Apply by September 1, 2017

Professional Development

2017 Colorado Statewide Respite Coalition Meeting via webinar
Join Colorado Respite Coalition to hear the statewide status on respite care in Colorado.
August 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Access the webinar here:
Meeting number: 627 300 022
Password (if required): respite

A Focus on Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities
SAMHSA Webinar
August 16, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Eastern Time (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MDT)

Larimer County Site Coordinator Opening
Apply by August 17, 2007

NAEYC Accepting Scholarships for November 2017 Conference & Expo
Apply by August 20, 2017

CDPHE opening for Health Equity and Community Engagement Specialist
Apply by August 28, 2017

Promoting Equity in Local Food Systems Through Cooperative Extension
How can we apply equity and anti-racism principles to our food system work? In answer to this question, this webinar provides three examples from the Cooperative Extension System of efforts to promote equity and undo racism in local food systems.
September 6, 2017, 1:00pm
Register here

Youth Leadership Job Opportunity
with Denver Public Health Communities that Care
Apply by September 8, 2017

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