Who needs the CCPS?

icon25The Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist credential is for professionals providing services in the field of behavioral health and within the prevention continuum — which starts even before birth.

Many people work effectively in prevention without necessarily considering themselves “prevention specialists.” They may be teachers, religious leaders, administrators of employee assistance programs or law enforcement officers. However, we think it’s time for them to make this important connection, to view themselves and their work within the field of prevention — and to be recognized for their expertise.

We hope you’ll review the Prevention Continuum outlined below. If your work touches on any of these areas, the Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist credential might be right for you. Please contact us for more information.

• Community resource information for all families

• Parenting education, including nutrition, child development, discipline, and communication

• Systems of identification of “at-risk” families

• Hospital-based prevention visits for all new parents

• Prenatal-care, child-birth education, family planning

• Home-based prevention services

• Family support centers

• Workplace supports for families

• Affordable, accessible, quality child care

• Services for families of children with special needs, including respite care

• Parenting education

• Maternal and child health care

• Life skills education for all children

• Child and family counseling services

• A system to identify victims of child abuse/neglect

• Respite and crisis care for children

• Body safety education

• Human development education

• Violence prevention education

• Substance abuse prevention

• After-school and recreation programs

• Life skills education

• Youth services and interventions

• Recreational programs

• Dating relations education

• Pre-parenting education

• Child-abuse education and awareness

• Promotion of the value of prevention and healthy family functioning

• Training on the recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect

• Support services for families

• Collection of statistics and evaluation of prevention programs

• Accessible, affordable physical and mental health care for all