News

January 12th, 2022

Parenting Group for Children with Behavioral Challenges (Virtual)

Skills-based program for caregivers of 3-7 year old children

The Paediatric Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine is holding a 6-week skills-based program for caregivers (parents and guardians) of 3-7-year-old children showing behavioral difficulties, such as: –

  • Difficulty getting along with parents
  • Not listening
  • Losing temper easily 
  • Temper tantrums 
  • Purposefully annoying others 
  • Acting out
  • Destroying property
  • Difficulties staying seated
  • Difficulties playing quietly
  • Difficulties taking turns or sharing

This program may also support stressed parents who are interested in practicing helpful parenting strategies. Parents are provided a 30+ page workbook reviewing these strategies and identifying ways to practice them at home with their child.

This group is being conducted virtually via Zoom and is for caregivers (parents and guardians) only.

Spanish Group
A Spanish-speaking only group is currently being finalized and will hopefully be available by Spring 2022.

Cost
Prior to services being rendered, a member of the insurance staff will verify your coverage to ensure that it can be billed for group services. If you do not wish to utilize insurance, they also have a self-pay option.

If you think this program may be of benefit to you, please download the flyer here for more information.

January 5th, 2022

Story About Fires for Young Children

We would like to share a message from our friend, Beth Garrett-Myers at Mental Health Partners.

Hello,
I have been thinking about you all this weekend and the families you serve. I am passing along a story that was created to help young children understand and process the fires. I would like to draw your attention to the guide at the end of the story. Here you will find helpful tips and education on how to use this story to help support young children’s emotions. Please reach out to our warm line at (303)245-4418 or kidconnects@mhpcolorado.org if you have questions or additional needs.
Best,
Beth Garrett-Myers, LCSW, IMHE
Supervisor Kid Connects Program, Therapist Community Infant Program
Mental Health PartnersHealthy Minds, Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities

Please click the links below to view the Trinka and Sam, The Big Fire story resources:

We too at ECCBC have been thinking about our community and are deeply saddened by the Marshall Fires and other fires in the area. We’re figuring out how to best serve the young children and families who have been affected. Please return to this page for information and updates.

Take care,
From all the staff at ECCBC