ABOUT THE WILLOW COLLECTIVE
At the Willow Collective, we believe that children grow best in trusting and safe relationships with supported and healthy caregivers.
We aim to transform our community so that expectant parents and families of infants and young children have access to a wide array of services that meet their diverse needs.
Therefore, our goals are to:
Create a hub at which families and professionals can access resources and connect to mental health services.
Build a network of private practice providers trained in maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health.
Provide high-quality maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health services.
Offer consultation, training, and support to those who work with infants, young children, and their families.
Collaborate with other professionals and institutions in order to build a coordinated system of care that meets the needs of all families.
Why Willow? A willow tree bends but does not break. We aim to use strong relationships to promote resilience and initiate healing processes. We hope that when stressors (large or small) arise, our children, adults, families, and communities will be able to withstand them.
Human relationships are primary in all of living.
When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind...
but we won't break.
WHAT WE DO
All of our services are aimed at supporting strong relationships and building upon strengths. Our programs are listed below, and you may refer a family or enroll yours by clicking the following link:
FOR PREGNANT & POSTPARTUM MOTHERS
Pregnancy and the postpartum stage both come with major transitions and challenges. Our providers and programs are here to support you and your family, whether through direct mental health care or by connecting you to the right resources for your needs. We offer:
Many of our partner providers have expertise and experience in this stage of life. Click "refer/enroll" to get started. Funding: Medicaid, private insurance, private pay, sliding fee scale.
Nurturing Connections NoCo
This is a 12-week group program for mothers who have given birth in the last year and who feel they need additional support. Mothers participate in group therapy while their infants receive direct developmental support. Then, mothers and babies reunite for enjoyable activities as a whole group. Find more information in our flyer here. Groups start in January 2022. Click "refer/enroll" to get started. Funding: Medicaid, private insurance, scholarships.
Not quite sure what you need? Trying to find the right fit? Our providers can meet with you for 2-4 sessions to assess your needs, discuss options for support, and connect you to services that meet your needs. Funding: Free.
Our website lists several supportive resources for this stage of life. Click the link below to explore resources available, both locally and online.
FOR YOUNG CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Young children are growing and changing quickly, and we know that it can be very challenging to identify the best way to manage all these changes! Our programs and providers are here to support you and your family, whether through direct mental health care, fun groups, or connecting you to the right resources for your needs. We offer:
Many of our partner providers have expertise and experience in early childhood mental health. Click "refer/enroll" to get started. Funding: Medicaid, private insurance, private pay, sliding fee scale.
Circle of Security: Parenting
This is an 8 week program for parents of children ages 0-6. We discuss "good enough parenting," understanding your child's cues for connection, and dealing with stress in parenting. Find more information in our flyer here. Groups are ongoing and we accept referrals for our wait list at any time. Registration is required. Funding: Medicaid, private insurance, private pay, sliding fee scale.
Roots & Branches
Our "pop-up play group" is a place for parents of young children to gather and talk about all things parenting! We provide fun activites for children to do while parents talk, discussion prompts for parents, and snacks/water for all. Our group at City Park is on Wednesdays from 10-11am (meet by the pavilions across from the pool). This group is open to any parents to join any week; registration is not required. Funding: Free.
We offer early childhood mental health assessments. These can be used to guide treatment or other important decisions. See our page "Treatment Models" for more information. Funding: Medicaid or private pay.
TRAINING, CONSULTATION, & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Our team can provide training and consultation to support all service providers in being sensitive to the needs of pregnant mothers, infants, young children, and their families. We offer:
Agency-level infant mental health consultation.
This program is offered through a partnership with the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County. Consultation focuses on helping adult-facing agencies recognize the needs of families with infants and young children. Learn more here. Limited grant funds are available for free consultations. Applications for 2022 will be posted soon.
Reflective supervision/consultation is considered a best practice for organizations serving young children and their families. It also reduces burnout and increases the quality of care. Contact us if you are interested in contracting with us for RS/C.
We offer trainings on a variety of subjects related to maternal, infant, and early childhood mental health. Contact us for rates and details.
MAKE A REFERRAL
Please complete the following HIPAA-compliant form to submit a referral for services (for yourself or another person).
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If needed, email releases to email@example.com.
Please do not use this form in the case of mental or physical health emergency.
Instead, call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services: 970-494-4200.
After we receive a referral, we follow these steps:
1. Identify an appropriate provider for the client. If none are available, we contact the referrer to discuss next steps.
2. Reach out to the client to set up a consultation and/or intake session.
3. If the client does not respond to initial outreach, we will attempt contact again.
4. If we are unable to get a hold of a client after two attempts, we will contact the referrer to problem-solve and discuss next steps.