Prevention Programs

BVSD is committed to the health, wellness and safety of students, staff and the community. We know that building resilience in youth can help them weather difficult situations more effectively.  With support of state and local funding, and partnerships, BVSD is able to provide evidence-based prevention programs aimed at strengthening protective factors around our youth and community.

Promoting Resilience Strengthening Youth

Educating Students

Helping students succeed both academically and socially is our goal in BVSD. Using evidence-based programs we support students in learning decision making skills, to think critically, act responsibly, and to make healthy choices. 

Our schools use a number of programs designed to promote resilience and build skills:

To learn more about these or other programs:

Visit the MTSS page or speak with a counselor or school nurse at your child's school.

Students also receive health and wellness education through Health Education classes in elementary, middle and high school.  

Partnering with Parents

The research is clear, parents have a significant role in shaping their students behaviors and readiness to learn.  We know that sometimes parenting can be challenging and it's difficult to know everything our youth are challenged by and how to offer support or guidance.  BVSD is proud to partner with local health and prevention programs to offer programs to help parents address difficult topics with their student.

Effekt - why it's important to share your beliefs and expectations about substance use with your child and the difference it makes now and in the long term.

To request a presentation at your school:

Substance Use Prevention Presentation Request Form


SpeakNow - Skills and resources to start and maintain conversations about alcohol and drugs.  Information for youth 9 - 20.

To request a presentation at your school:

Substance Use Prevention Presentation Request Form

Collaborating with our Community

Working collaboratively with community partners and resources is key to improving the health of students, families and the community. Below are some partners that are key in improving health outcomes for all. To learn more, or ask about any programs offered in your school you may contact them directly.

Boulder County Public Health

Community Organizations