smart choices for for every stage of Life


Keeping Colorado kids safe from the potential dangers of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, prescription medication, and other drugs takes the commitment of caring adults across the state. Together, we can all play a powerful role in keeping children safe and providing opportunities for them to grow and thrive.



Use Care: While pregnant, anything you eat, drink, inhale or are exposed to may affect the development of your baby.

Life with Young Kids

Safe Start: There are so many things to think about when you have young children. Here are a few tips to help keep your children healthy and safe.

Life with Growing Kids

On the Move: As children grow and develop, they become more independent and are exposed to a variety of new surroundings. Here are a few tips to help keep children healthy and safe.

Life with Teens

Be Aware: As teens begin to make their own choices and become more independent, your influence is critical in helping them develop good judgement, build healthy relationships, and prepare for adulthood. Here are a few tips to parent teens around these challenging issues.

Adult Life

Be Responsible. Whether you don’t have kids yet, aren’t planning on having children, or your kids are out of the home, here’s what you need to know to keep kids in your family, neighborhood, and community safe.


Creating a safe Home environment

No matter the age of children in the home, it is important that kids are always safe and protected. Below are a few key things you can do to ensure safe surroundings. 

Safe Home Storage

All substances, medications, household chemicals, weapons and other hazards should be stored securely and away from kids. 


Smoke-Free Zones

Many health issues can arise for kids exposed to secondhand smoke from cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana, or street drugs.

Choosing a Caregiver

Read these tips for choosing a safe, responsible caregiver for your child, as well as sample questions to ask potential caregivers. 


SMart Care Overview