Nurturing families and communities

Nurturing families and communities

Receive texts with tips for supporting our youth

The Educational Text Messaging Platform is a program managed by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment that provides tips and resources on adolescent health to enrolled Colorado parents and trusted adults. The information is intended to help you start tough conversations with the young people in your life on everything from mental health, substance abuse, and bullying, to stress and anxiety, and more. Once enrolled, you will receive free text messages weekly with a short link to additional information. Messages are shared in both English and Spanish.

Once subscribed, you can also text questions or concerns to 855-320-2302 related to how to best support the young people in your life at any time. The platform is not staffed 24/7; however, it is checked at least once a day. You can expect a timely response to questions or inquiries from the team. 

  Join the Educational Text Messaging Platform by texting the word TALK to 855-320-2302 and get ready to have meaningful conversations with youth.


Building positive youth, families and communities

  • Resources for community organizations working to create the context for positive relationships and environments so that children and youth are more likely to avoid negative life experiences.

Sexual violence prevention

  • Promoting healthy relationships, statistics, grantees.

Essentials for childhood

  • For anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.