Communities that Care (CTC) guides communities through a proven five-phase change process that promotes healthy development, improves outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors among youth. This model empowers community members to take ownership for the long term health, safety, and wellbeing of youth.
CTC applies strategies that increase resilience so youth are less likely to engage in problem behaviors. These strategies focus on creating a stronger sense of connectedness to their families, community, and society.
The Communities that Care (CTC) process:
El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) has been awarded a grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) to implement the CTC model. Fountain Valley has been selected as the first CTC community in El Paso County because it has many of the key characteristics needed to implement the process successfully.
Fountain Valley is a collaborative community that prepares youth through opportunities in order to empower, promote resiliency, and strengthen family and community connectedness.
With the help of a dedicated Communities that Care (CTC) facilitator, community leaders established the Fountain CTC Key Leader Board. The Key Leader Board is committed to supporting healthy youth development in Fountain, promoting the CTC process, and securing resources for implementing the community's chosen strategies.
Organizations and individuals from across Fountain, Fort Carson and Widefield/Security have come together to establish the Fountain Valley CTC Community Board*. The community board is currently working on community outreach, data analysis, community resource assessment, and youth involvement.
*The Community Board currently includes citizens, parents and youth, as well as representatives from Alliance for Kids, City of Fountain, Community Health Partnership, Core Strategies, CPCD Head Start, Drive Smart, Fountain Police Department, Fountain Utilities, Fort Carson, Marathon Health, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Library District, Pikes Peak United Way, Pikes Peak YMCA, Reading Success Matters, Widefield School District 3 and Fountain Fort Carson School District 8, Security Church of the Nazarene, and The Colorado Trust.
Community involvement is critical to the success of Communities that Care (CTC). We are looking for volunteers who know Fountain Valley and are committed to improving the wellbeing of youth to join the Fountain Valley CTC Community Board.
- No experience is necessary
- Members are asked to attend meetings, share your ideas, and assist in an area that meets your interest (community outreach, data analysis, resource assessment, youth involvement and more)
- Members will benefit from free training and workshops
Ask about our incentives for youth and family member volunteers.
Contact the Fountain Valley CTC Facilitator for more information:
Youth Substance Use Prevention Planner
El Paso County Public Health
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