Speak Now is an effort of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health focused on providing evidence-based information and resources to parents and caregivers regarding youth substance abuse prevention in Colorado.
Speak Now addresses the use of alcohol, marijuana, the misuse of prescription drugs and other drugs among Colorado's youth. It's an educational resource for parents and caregivers on how to start an ongoing conversation with youth and young adults about the risks of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and other drugs.
For more information about Speak Now, contact:
Sharon T. Liu, MPS
Manager, Community Prevention Programs
Our statewide community partners play a key role in extending Speak Now’s messages through engagement with parents and caregivers at the local level. To assist our community partners in their educational efforts, we have developed a community partner toolkit with meaningful and useful promotional materials for outreach extension. The toolkit materials are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free by clicking the links below:
Toolkit Resource Guide
We have also created a toolkit resource guide to help partners strategically use the materials in their community.
Community Partner Webinar
The following webinar expands on best practices to use the campaign toolkit materials in your community, and includes a recap of the statewide campaign media efforts to date.
A campaign update was provided to all community partners in June 2018. Please click on the link below to review the latest statewide efforts including the updated website, earned media coverage, paid media campaign, and community partner activation resources and ideas.
Want free campaign materials? We’ve got you covered! Colorado community partners are encouraged to place orders for high-quality Speak Now color posters, fact sheets and flyers. This opportunity is for Colorado-based partners only, there is no cost, and items will be shipped directly to your submitted street address (no P.O. boxes). Orders will be placed every 2 weeks and ship within 2 - 3 days. Print orders will be accepted until allocated printing funds are expended. Visit the form below to submit your order:
The toolkit will continue to be enhanced as new information, creative, data and opportunities become available. To stay up to date on the Speak Now campaign and be added to our list of statewide community partners, please complete the form below: