Your connection with your teen has real, positive impacts. Research shows that when youth have strong relationships with adults, they are healthier and more resilient. Forward Together shares advice from experts — and the stories of real parents and teens— to help you start building better connections today.

Our voices

Youth experts — as well as Colorado parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and mentors — write or contribute to the material you see on our websites. Let’s meet some of them.

Our partners

We work with organizations across the state to ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to healthy, supportive relationships with adults and peers. Tap the icons to learn about our partners and their work.

Our videos

Stories from Real Parents and Teens

See how real parents and adults are taking steps to support young people — and making a lasting impact.

Supported by Colorado

Forward Together is supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Tap to learn more about this campaign — and what it means for the young people in our state.

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Break down barriers

Struggling to Connect? Start Here

Why Relationships with Youth Matter

Five Ways to Help Your Teen Cope With Challenging Emotions

Raise safer, healthier teens

Tools to Prevent Teen Substance Use