Community-Based Services (CBS) is Tennyson Center’s fastest growing program. It began in the Denver metro area and has expanded to El Paso and Weld counties, where it has been well received as a much needed resource.
Tennyson Center’s CBS program gives hope to families in Denver County by providing in-home therapy and support to children with various mental health diagnoses and behaviors—focused on keeping kids in loving homes and creating environments where they can be safe and thrive. Families are typically in our intensive in-home program from three months to one year.
Our primary emphasis is on the family unit, focusing on family therapy, preservation of the family unit, parenting education and skills, developing structure in the home, crisis stabilization, and helping find resources. CBS has a specific crisis response team in Denver County.
This year we began a specific Denver Public Schools program where we provide one-on-one support to specific children in the classroom, coach teachers on how to more effectively interact with the child, provide family therapy in the home, and attend meetings to act as a liaison between the parents and the school. CBS serves children from 0–18 years old.