Child & Family

Touchstone Health Partners provides an extensive list of child counseling and family support services:

Early Childhood Program
Emergency Services
Family Care Coordinator (FCC)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
The Hub Assessment Center
Incredible Years Parenting Series
Intensive Care Coordination
Mental Health Core Services
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Namaqua Center for Children, Community-Based Services
Namaqua Center Services
Family Support Program
Family Treatment Court Mentors
Grandfamily Support Program
Wondercamp
Respite
New Directions
Outpatient Treatment
Psychiatry and Medication Management
QoL Meds Pharmacy
TIPS: Transition to Independence Processing System

PSYCHIATRY AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Psychiatry and Medication Management
QoL Meds Pharmacy

SUPPORT SERVICES

Acquisition of Benefits
Advocates
Intensive Care Coordination
Intensive Case Management
Multicultural Services

COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES

Connections
Disaster Response
Loveland Counseling Connections
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
QoL Meds Pharmacy
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope
Sunrise Larimer Center Clinic

ACQUISITION OF BENEFITS COMMITTEE (ABC)
Many clients are in need of Social Security benefits (SSI or SSDI). The Acquisition of Benefits Committee (ABC) has been trained to streamline the application process in order to increase the likelihood of a successful application.

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ADVOCATES
The Advocate provides ongoing support and limited psycho-education groups for parents of children and family members diagnosed with mental illness, as well as those receiving other services. The Advocate provides support for parents who need help with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for their child.

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CONNECTIONS
The Health District of Northern Larimer County, in partnership with Touchstone Health Partners, provides information, referral and assistance for residents of Northern Larimer County. The Connections program offers telephone and face-to-face screening for routine, urgent, and emergency requests, as well as maintaining a community database for referral to therapy services. Connections staff make direct referrals to Touchstone Health Partners as well as to community clinicians providing affordable services. Referrals can also be made to the Health District for limited psychiatric assistance.

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DISASTER RESPONSE
Touchstone Health Partners maintains a team of specially trained Mental Health Disaster Responders who work with the local Offices of Emergency Management to provide supportive services to the community in the event of an all-hazards event such as fire, flood, tornado, or other catastrophic events.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM (ECP)
The program serves children who are exhibiting behavioral concerns and experiencing disruptions in the parent/child relationship. They may receive up to three hours of service per week, depending on need. The program serves children ages birth to 9, and their parents, in both outpatient and home based settings, but generally provided in the home and other natural settings. This program also provides mental health consultation and education to community based day cares and early childhood programs.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergency services are operational 24 hours per day including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Care coordination, as a part of the overall plan of services to the client, is included in the provision of emergency services. Emergency services are available to children, adolescents, adults, elderly and minority populations.

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FAMILY CARE COORDINATOR (FCC)
An intensive in-home therapy program designed to serve children ages birth to 17 who are at-risk for out-of-home placement and for whom there are safety concerns at home. The program is a collaborative effort with Turning Point. Therapists are flexible in terms of how each family is served and may incorporate individual and family therapy in the treatment process. Cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and behavior modification are utilized. Treatment duration is planned to average 6-9 months with the therapist being in the home at least twice per week. On-call service is available to families 24/7.

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FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY (FFT)
An outcome-driven and evidence-based prevention/intervention program for youth who have demonstrated the entire range of maladaptive, acting-out behaviors and related syndromes. FFT targets youth, ages 11-18, at risk for and/or presenting with delinquency, violence, substance use, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or Disruptive Behavior Disorder. Services can be provided in-home, clinic, juvenile court, and at time of re-entry from institutional placements. FFT treats the entire family together based on the belief that systemic change is the most effective way to bring about change in the adolescent's behavior.

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THE HUB ASSESSMENT CENTER
In collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), mental health assessments, mediation and brief therapy are provided to families accessing the HUB, the single point of entry for DHS services.

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INCREDIBLE YEARS PARENTING SERIES
An evidence based parenting education program designed to positively impact the relationship between parent and child. Research supports reduced violence and disobedient behavior in the home is a positive result of participating in the Incredible Years Parenting Series.

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INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATION
Intensive Care Coordinators manage all inpatient services and higher levels of care for clients. This includes assessment, referral and services assisting in transition to a less restrictive environment. The Intensive Care Coordinators are responsible for doing 27-65 evaluations (evaluations of suicidal, homicidal or gravely disabled persons) and Child Mental Health Treatment Act (CMHTA or HB-1116) evaluations for youth who need to be assessed for residential treatment due to mental illness, or youth at risk for residential placement who may be able to be maintained in the community with more supportive in-home and other community based services.

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INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Case Management involves activities that are intended to ensure that clients receive needed services, that services are coordinated, and that services are appropriate to the client's stated desires over time.

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LOVELAND COUNSELING CONNECTIONS
Loveland Counseling Connections (LCC) is an information and referral service for low and moderate income individuals, couples, children, and families in need of mental health counseling. Clients who qualify based on income are referred to local participating therapists who agree to provide services on a sliding-fee scale. LCC staff also provide pro bono counseling services to those that cannot afford the sliding-fee scale so that no one in need of treatment is denied services. LCC staff work closely with the medical staff at our host agency, Loveland Community Health Center, providing crisis intervention, consultation, and follow-up for patients who present with both mental health and primary health problems.

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MENTAL HEALTH CORE SERVICES
The Mental Health Core Service Program is a special project developed by the Larimer County Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare section. Touchstone Health Partners is contracted with DHS to provide therapeutic services to their clients, including both adults and children.

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MULTICULTURAL SERVICES
Multicultural staff assist the agency in demonstrating its commitment to cultural competency through the coordination and presentation of intra-agency training opportunities as well as promoting the appreciation of diversity in our communities. Programming includes a 12-week parenting class, Strengthening Latino Families, support groups in Spanish and interpretive and case management services on and off-site.

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MULTI SYSTEMIC THERAPY (MST)
An evidenced based, intensive home based family therapy program designed specifically for juvenile offenders and their families. MST works with the family's whole ecology to use natural supports rather than formal systemic supports as levers for change and on-going progress. Treatment lasts on average for 5 months, but goals are set at the beginning and when the goals are met with evidence of sustainability, the case is closed. On-call service is available to families 24/7.

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Namaqua Center for Children, Community-Based Services

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Namaqua Center Services

For more than 35 years, Namaqua Center has provided care, counseling, treatment and healing to our most vulnerable children. These children might have lived through unspeakable trauma, may have severe behavior challenges, or might even have a diagnosable emotional disturbance. Each child is unique, and so are their needs. At Namaqua, our children-centered, community based programs offer families the individualized support and child counseling they need to raise healthy, successful children.

 

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Family Support Program

Families can struggle when they have a severely behaviorally challenged child. Sometimes the entire family is disrupted or even at-risk of staying together. Families like this benefit from our Family Support Program’s relationship-based services that develop and maintain stability. Each family’s needs are unique, and may require one-to-one youth coaching, parental support, and/or community-based respite.

 

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Family Treatment Court Mentors

Mentors offer guidance and support to families involved in court-ordered family and substance abuse treatment.

 

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Grandfamily Support Program

Grandparents or kin members who take responsibility for their young family members face daily complications. Raising children who are grieving, traumatized, or neglected is difficult – add to that the personal and economic challenges of taking on young children, and the task can be overwhelming. Namaqua’s Kinship Care System Navigator helps grandfamilies access services and resources. Parenting the Second Time Around is an eight-week class for grandfamilies. Namaqua facilitates free grandfamilies’ networking and family-oriented events, giving families the opportunity to connect with peers facing similar situations.

 

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Wondercamp

Wondercamp is a skillbuilding program for Namaqua Center children who have severe emotional disturbances, and who require structure and support during school holidays. Through games and activities, children learn important behaviors like sharing, helping and cooperation. Art, music and drama help build self-esteem and expression. These activities, along with appropriate treatment, create the structure needed to maintain the child’s success and stability – even when school is out.

 

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Respite

Even Superman needs a day off now and then. Families raising children with emotional disorders can sometimes find themselves reaching the end of their rope. Respite offers skilled, competent care for children whose parents, foster parents or grandparents need a chance to rest and recharge – so that they can go back to being the “Supermom” or “Superdad” they need to be to help their children grow up healthy and happy.

Namaqua Center provides:

Early intervention
Short-term case management
Resource and referral information
One-on-one mentoring and skill development
Crisis management
Short-term respite
Peer support
Educational support
Mentoring and coaching

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NEW DIRECTIONS
The Intensive Outpatient Program serves youth 12-17 years old who are at-risk for higher levels of care. The focus of treatment includes individual, family, group, medical and in-home therapies. The program, which concentrates on Medicaid clients, is designed to run a course of approximately 16-20 weeks, with an average of 4-5 hours per week of therapeutic services. The program’s mission is to restore and promote safety while supporting and empowering family strengths.

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OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Outpatient services include family therapy, play therapy with young children, group therapy, individual therapy and include family involvement with treatment. Therapists are trained in child and adolescent mental health issues; working with youth who have experienced neglect, abuse, trauma, and attachment issues; behavior management of children and child counseling; working with parents to enhance their skills; and case management so that children, adolescents and their families are receiving relevant resource input in the most coordinated and beneficial manner.

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PSYCHIATRY AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Medical services are provided under the general medical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. Medical staff provide psychiatric consultation to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management and prescriptions.

Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or may stand alone if the client is stable and not needing ongoing psychotherapy services. Medical staff prescribe only medications to address psychiatric symptoms/illnesses. The use of medications is not a prerequisite for services and clients will not be denied access to other services as a result of their reluctance to use medications.

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QoL MEDS PHARMACY
QoL Meds is a full service pharmacy located inside Touchstone Health Partners at the Loveland and Oak Street locations. QoL can fill behavioral health medications as well as all other medications. A compliance program helps to ensure that medications are filled on time and correctly. A Pharmacist is available any time to answer questions and discuss medications.

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SUNRISE LARIMER CENTER CLINIC
Operated by providers from Sunrise Community Health’s Loveland Community Health Clinic, the Sunrise Larimer Center Clinic is an on-site physical health clinic located at Touchstone’s Wilson Ave. outpatient clinic in Loveland. The Clinic is open to all Touchstone clients, as well as other Medicaid and indigent patients from Loveland. Services include primary care, wellness, prevention, women’s health, and pediatrics.

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SISTER MARY ALICE MURPHY CENTER FOR HOPE
The Murphy Center is designed to be a "One Stop Shop" for services for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Case managers connect guests with local agencies providing community resources on site. Services available include employment resources; housing assistance; financial counseling; transportation assistance; job training and educational opportunities; mental health and substance use disorders counseling; phone and computer access for employment contacts; medical room; washer/dryer, kitchen, showers and storage facilities; and play areas for children.

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ASSISTANCE IN TRANSITION FROM HOMELESS (PATH)
This grant-funded program provides care coordination and clinical intervention to homeless individuals.

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TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF)
TANF clinicians provide services on-site in Workforce Center offices and provide individual and group work for Workforce participants.

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TIPS: TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENCE PROCESSING SYSTEM
TIPS is an evidence based program designed to help move young people toward greater self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals related to relevant transition domains (employment/career, educational opportunities, living situation, personal effectiveness and well being, and community life-functioning). The target population is 16-23 year-old individuals who are currently on Medicaid and have a persistent mental illness. A Transition Facilitator meets one-on-one with the clients and helps them explore their strengths and develop goals. The average length of participation in the program is 6-18 months.

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