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Youth Behavioral Health Assessment

In 2023, the Health District of Northern Larimer County contracted with the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) to hear from young people and the individuals and organizations who serve them about the strengths and opportunities of the current behavioral health system in Larimer County. The findings and nine key recommendations have been published in a report, “The State of Behavioral Health for Youth and Children (0-24) in Larimer County.”

Nine Key Recommendations:

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Attract and retain a diverse and culturally competent workforce

Support and expand peer support promoting positive youth development and prosocial relationships

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Establish and promote access to local comprehensive acute services for youth and families

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Advance the accessibility of care

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Expand wraparound services

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Increase awareness and education of behavioral health

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Expand and increase the capacity of services for younger youth ages 0-4 and 5-12 and their families

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Increase resources supporting a comprehensive school behavioral health system

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Increase and adopt successful models for home-based behavioral health care services

Read the full report here.