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Transition

Resource Category Description
 
Centers for Independent Living Centers across Colorado that provide an array of services to support people to live independently in their communities.  These centers serve families with children with disabilities and adults with disabilities.
 

 

Care Coordination

Resource Category Description
 
Child Development Classes Programs that offer classes for families (with or without their children) focusing on the developmental stages from infancy through adolescence, and the child rearing challenges that arise within each stage.
Disability Related Parenting Programs Programs for families of children with disabilities that provide educational and supportive services so that families can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in their parenting role.
Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays Programs that identify, support or provide services to infants, toddlers, and (in some cases) preschoolers who lag in skills typically developed during the first three years of life, such as: physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems); communication (talking, listening, understanding); social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and self-help (eating, dressing).
 

 

Support Groups

Resource Category Description
 
Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups Meetings for caregivers (family, friends, or paid professionals), and for those receiving care (people with temporary or chronic disabilities, illnesses, or age-related issues), where attendees share experiences, information, and emotional support with each other.
Parent Support Groups Meetings where parents/guardians with a common characteristic or circumstance (such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children demonstrating difficult behaviors, or parents of children with disabilities) share experiences, information, and emotional support with each other.
Health/Disability Related Support Groups Meetings where people living with specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions (and sometimes their families and friends) share information and provide encouragement, support, and practical tips for daily living.
Mental Health Related Support Groups Meetings where people living with specific social, emotional or other mental health problems (and sometimes their families and friends) share information and provide encouragement, support, and practical tips for daily living. 

 

Mental Health/Counseling

Resource Category Description
 
Community Mental Health Agencies Community-based outpatient facilities that offer mental health services including: counseling (individual, group, conjoint and family), therapy groups, and medication, especially for those who: are indigent, have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders, may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts, or are finding it difficult adjusting to stressful life situations (such as separation, divorce, loss of a spouse or a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse).
Mental Health Associations Organizations whose membership includes: mental health service providers, those receiving services, parents, and advocates, and whose   purpose is: improving mental health services, preventing mental illness, promoting healthy social environments, and advocating for awareness and tolerance. 
General Mental Health Information/Education Programs that provide information about a wide variety of mental health issues and opportunities in an effort to help people make choices which promote personal mental health, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, develop an awareness of available treatment options, as well as to increase the public's understanding about the nature of mental illness. 
Mental Health Hotlines Programs that provide immediate assistance (via the telephone, email, live chat, texting or instant messaging) to people experiencing emotional distress ranging from having difficulty in coping with daily pressures to being in the crisis of a psychotic episode. 
Parenting Helplines Programs that provide counseling and information over the phone to parents who have questions about childhood development, need advice regarding a specific parenting problem, or need a referral for parenting resources.
General Counseling Services Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance to help people resolve whatever personal or interpersonal difficulties they are experiencing.
Adolescent/Youth Counseling Programs specializing in the treatment of adolescents, usually 12-17, who are experiencing mental illness (such as adjustment disorder, behavior problem, emotional disturbance, or personality disorder) and who may be struggling with teen issues (such as low self-esteem, bullying, family problems, sex, drugs, alcohol, or suicidal thoughts).
Home Based Mental Health Services Mental health services provided in one’s home for people whose condition is so severe that they are unable to leave their home or may be at risk for hospitalization or placement in a residential treatment facility.  
Mental Health Drop In Centers Programs that provide a nonresidential environment for people who have mental, emotional or social problems and which may offer recreational activities, socialization, counseling, support groups, and information.
Community Mental Health Agencies Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counseling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those [read more]

 

 

Respite Care

Resource Category Description
 
Children's In Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, grandparents, guardians, family members or others who are regular caregivers for dependent children by offering temporary or intermittent care for the child in their own home.
Children's Out of Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, grandparents, guardians, family members who are regular caregivers for dependent children by offering temporary or intermittent care for the child in a community setting/facility.
Adult In Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
Adult Out of Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in a community setting/facility.
 

 

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