Community Based Services
Families looking to heal and thrive from the inside out can do so in the comfort of their homes. Community Based Services are available throughout the front range within homes, schools, and in your unique locale – because strong families start at home. Through prevention work with our Community Based Services, we are seeing positive outcomes for kids and families. In 2020, 97% of Community Based Services kids stayed in their homes and 47% of them saw an improvement in trauma stress symptoms. These demonstrate successes in the stabilization of families and the healing of children through prevention services!
Community Based Services (CBS) are available for families with children ages 5-18 and focus on keeping children in their homes and preventing higher levels of care. Typically, children engage in 4-12 hours of therapy per week.
CBS includes individual and family therapy, parenting support, care coordination, and behavior management – including support within a child’s school setting. Culturally sensitive bilingual services are available (Spanish).
- Children aged 5-18
- Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Denver County, Douglas County, El Paso County, Jefferson County, Weld and Larimer Counties
- Medicaid or Kaiser insurance
Behavior Resources for Adaptive Needs in the Community and Home (BRANCH)
High-needs kids sometimes require specialized support at home. Behavior Resources for Adaptive Needs in the Community and Home (BRANCH) works with children aged 5-18 with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorders, or intellectual disabilities, and additional mental health needs.
BRANCH is unique from other autism services in its focuses on autism and trauma, as well as through the incorporation of both individual and family therapy. On average, clients engage in BRANCH for 8-14 hours per week.
Our team works with families to provide behavioral interventions for a period of one to three years, depending on the family’s need and Medicaid approval. Services are provided in a variety of settings including in the home, at school, and within other community settings.
Caregivers play a large role in this therapeutic process. The BRANCH team works closely with families and caregivers to teach them interventions that increase and sustain child and family stability.
- Children aged 5-18
- Denver Metro area
- Medicaid and Kaiser insurance
- Diagnosis of mild to moderate ASD, developmental disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities
Our Connect Parent program helps you learn how to parent your teen through their toughest challenges with other caregivers of teens in the Denver area. Build community and tools together – because parenting teens can be tough!
Connect Parent provides evidence–based parenting tools for caregivers of teens throughout a ten-session series facilitated by trained facilitators. This support group follows a cohort model. Interested caregivers must commit to the entire ten weeks and be able to participate from the beginning.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based practice that provides 1:1 guidance from a therapist to navigate those unique, tricky moments all parents face. Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) provides guidance to parents and caregivers of children aged 2-6 around discipline, children’s behaviors, and general parenting. Families participate in PCIT for 1-2 hours per week for a total of 20 sessions. Therapy can take place in the home or at Tennyson’s offices.
We all need hands-on support sometimes to be the best possible caregivers to our children!
- Families with children aged 2-6
- Medicaid insurance
Treatment Foster Care (TFC)
Just like families, not all foster kids are alike. Foster parents with high-needs children need extra support and our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) program is here to offer that support in partnership with Denver County Human Services.
Treatment Foster Care provides 6-12 hours of evidence-based therapy and support per week to families with very high needs foster children in order to support the child in stabilizing and preparing for placement or reunification with a biological or kinship family. Our team works to provide the right treatment for the family so that everyone can succeed.