Caring For Colorado - B.E.S.T. Grant
In June, 2018 SJBOCES was awarded a one year grant from Caring for Colorado to address an extreme need for more training and awareness of Adolescent Behavioral Health in our schools. The B.E.S.T. Grant is for Building Expertise to Support Teachers. Through funding from Caring for Colorado, SJBOCES coordinates and offers a multi-tiered and layered system of training and supports to school staff focused on prevention, early identification and effective referral to adolescent behavioral health services.
SJBOCES has certified trainers on staff who can provide free trainings for staff, parents and community members in:
In addition, member schools are participating in ongoing training and support to grow expertise in both Restorative Practices and the Trauma Informed Approach in schools. Please refer to the links provided to learn more about these approaches in schools.
If you would like to know more about the specific trainings and learning opportunities for staff available through the B.E.S.T. grant, please contact Royce Tranum, Behavioral Health Coordinator.
Please stay tuned for more information about resources and supports available through the B.E.S.T. Grant.