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TEAM offers several substance abuse prevention programs for youth,

parents, families and groups. 

To find out more about our programs please contact Aubrie Hartnell at



Define Youth

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What's Define Youth?

Define Youth is a strengths-based group mentorship program for young adults (ages 12-18) on the brink of important life decisions regarding substance use. Based on a Positive Youth Development approach, Define Youth uses 3 components to empower each participant to make healthy decisions.


-  Participants learn skills necessary to make healthy choices and set goals to make positive life changes.

-  Participants discover their inherent strengths and learn how to apply them within internally and externally.


As a means of learning how to apply their strengths, participants complete 5-10 hours of community service.

Final Reflective Project

Each participant completes the Defining Moment Project, which allows the participant to showcase any realizations made, knowledge attained, or plans for living in wellness.



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What is YEY?

An group-based yoga and mindfulness program developed to strengthen healthy coping skills when confronted with stressors, such as academic issues, peer-pressure, family challenges, or low self-esteem.

In this program, the Program Specialist (trained yoga instructor) collaborates with participants to:

-  Strengthen stress reduction techniques through practicing mindfulness and building resiliency skills.

-  Expand sense of community and encourage positive accountability for healthy behaviors among the group.

-  Increase and apply social and emotional skills, such as self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.


Engaging Families Initiative

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What's Engaging Families

The Engaging Families Initiative is an effort coordinated by TEAM Wellness & Prevention to

-  Give families the tools to grow together and make health decisions as a family and individually.

-  Establish a common language in the home to bind families together.

-  Increase the level of positive influence parents have on youth.

Through Engaging Families, TEAM collaborates with non-profits, school personnel, and community members deliver evidence-based or informed social emotional curriculum to youth and parents/guardians. Each Engaging Families program series is taught by trained facilitators to youth and parents/guardians in separate classrooms with developmentally and language appropriate activities and discussions.


If you are interested in hosting an Engaging Families program series or would like to get involved, fill out the form below.

Name *

Responsible Association of Retailers


Who We Are

Responsible Alcohol Retailers (RAR) is a group of businesses who adhere to a Code of Ethics around the safe sale and service of alcohol. Members are liquor stores, bars, restaurants, and other businesses that provide a service to alcohol retailers that support their efforts. The group first convened in the fall of 2004.

RAR members are united in their commitment to the following goals:

  • Preventing access to alcohol by minors

  • Avoiding business practices that promote high-risk drinking

  • Providing options for patrons to get home safely

  • Collaborating with community entities to solve challenges faced by alcohol retailers

  • Providing server responsibility training opportunities for staff

  • Cultivating a relationship built on trust with Fort Collins and Loveland Police Departments

  • Informing the community about our commitment to reduce underage drinking


There are two chapters of RAR, one in Fort Collins and one in Loveland. While united in a commitment to the safe sale and service of alcohol, each chapter is designed to address the challenges that are unique to their respective communities. The businesses in each city are also governed by different law enforcement agencies. Membership in the respective chapters helps businesses cultivate relationships with their local agency.


Code of Ethics

The first RAR members convened in response to a recommendation by the Colorado State University Presidential Task Force on Underage Drinking (2004) to draft a Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics represented a public commitment to prevent underage access to alcohol and high risk drinking behavior. The RAR Code of Ethics continues to serve as the group’s guiding principles today.

  1. We diligently check IDs to ensure that we do not sell alcoholic beverages to any person under the legal drinking age (21). Our employees are trained in how to validate the authenticity of IDs.

  2. We encourage designated drivers as well as the use of public transportation and community ride programs for customers who may be at risk of exceeding the legal limits.

  3. We train our employees on how to identify individuals who are inebriated, and we will not sell or serve alcohol to those individuals.

  4. We instruct our employees to contact emergency responders if they suspect individuals are exhibiting signs of alcohol poisoning.

  5. We follow the rules and regulations of the Colorado Department of Revenue-Liquor Enforcement Division, as well as out local liquor licensing authority .

  6. We support state and local law enforcement personnel and practices.

  7. We conduct business in a responsible manner and will not tolerate activities that are offensive to the general senses of the average citizen or to the residents of the surrounding neighborhood.

  8. We advocate the responsible consumption of alcohol in our promotions and drinks specials.

  9. We promote alcohol awareness and education within our establishments.

  10. We are community members, neighbors, taxpayers, parents, and contributors to local charities, and we are proud to conduct business in our community.



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TEAM Time is a new monthly information series presented by TEAM Wellness & Prevention. TEAM Time tackles tough issues surrounding substance abuse in our community with subject matter experts in a panel setting. TEAM Time is filmed in front of an audience. The subject matter experts will take questions from the audience and from viewers on Facebook.