Grappling with Grief: Coming Alongside Children as They Navigate Loss

By Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S Four months ago, I had a conversation with my child about cancelling her birthday plans. She cried for 10 minutes, then immediately began planning the make-up celebration. She still has not gotten to do that celebration and when I spoke with her recently about cancelling summer camp, her reaction …

Economic Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University commissioned this study to better understand the economic and social costs of legalized marijuana. There has been little research to understand how Coloradans are paying to mitigate the consequences of commercial marijuana. This report outlines the health, productivity, traffic, crime, housing, environmental, tourism, homelessness costs, as well as …

Marijuana Tool Kit

After alcohol, marijuana is the most prevalent mind-altering drug used in the United States. This comprehensive resource provides reproducible materials to create an effective, multidisciplinary plan for addressing marijuana misuse in your community.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM): Youth Use

Today’s highly potent marijuana represents a growing and significant threat to public health and safety, a threat that is amplified by a new marijuana industry intent on profiting from heavy use. State laws allowing marijuana sales and consumption have permitted the marijuana industry to flourish, and in turn, the marijuana industry has influenced both policies …