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BROOMFIELD YOUTH RESOURCES
Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is facing some uncertainty. Broomfield Youth for Youth wants to provide resources to help peers during this time. These ideas and resources are hopefully helpful!
At a time when people have to physically distance ourselves, what should people do to stay connected? Here are some resources and ideas:
- Play Online Games with Friends: There are a variety of platforms that allow you to virtually play games with friends, including online card games, online Pictionary, and mobile apps such as Psych and GamePigeon.
- Video Call Friends: There are many different platforms including Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts that can allow you to virtually connect to your friends.
- Netflix Party: This free browser extension allows you to watch Netflix virtually with friends. Visit Netflix Party here.
- Youth for Youth Social Media: Youth for Youth social media is updated with different ideas and resources for youth during quarantine. Also, look out for story takeovers! Check out @broomfieldy4y on Instagram and Broomfield Youth for Youth on Facebook.
- “Distant Socializing”: Looking for more information on the topic of keeping connected while physically distancing? Check out this article from Stanford News.
Is COVID-19 making you feel more stressed than normal? Here are some resources that may help you:
- Crisis Text Line: This resource allows you to text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 support from a trained crisis counselor. Learn more
- LGBTQIA Resources: LGBTQ youth may be particularly vulnerable to negative mental health impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Call the TrevorLifeLine at 1.866.488.7386 for support. The Trans Lifeline’s Hotline, 1.877.565.8860, is also available to provide peer support.
Know the facts: To reduce anxiety and stress, always refer to and share accurate information about COVID-19. Get the most updated information here:
- City and County of Broomfield (CCOB)
BroomfieldHealth.org follow on Facebook and Twitter
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE): The CDPHE website provides advice for Reducing Fear and Taking Care of Yourself
- Education/Remote Learning Resources: With many unknowns with online learning, it is important to stay educated and updated on resources available to help. Check out free AP resources, AP exam updates, information from Adams 12, information from Boulder Valley, and this list of free resources to get ahead on learning.
- Join Free Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.
- Download free apps for your phone: Calm, Down Dog, Headspace, Gratitude Happiness Journal
SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION
Are you feeling like turning to substances as a way to cope? Here are some other ideas or tips to help you:
- Natural Highs: This program, based in Boulder, focuses on empowering teens as leaders around positive peer culture. Check out their free, online academy.
- 102 Things to Do While Social Distancing: This list, created by one of our members, Gabrielle, provides a variety of activities to keep you busy, including some activities to keep you connected to others.
- Rise Above Colorado: Is empowering youth to live a life free of drug use. This Colorado-based organization has a variety of resources, including information on how to rise above drug misuse, facts about drugs, and helpful articles written by teens. Visit the iRise website
- Find a provider who specializes in substance use disorders, addiction and mental health.
- Find resources to quit tobacco and vaping.
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUTH FOR YOUTH
Broomfield Youth for Youth (Y4Y) was established in 2018 and is comprised of local middle school and high school-aged youth. Y4Y collaborates with CTC by providing a youth voice for the coalition. The group is focused on three areas to help teens lead healthy lives:
- Youth substance use prevention
- Improved well-being
- Forming positive relationships.
Follow on Instagram #broomfieldy4y. If you are interested in learning more, please email Youth4youthinfo@gmail.com.
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