RESOURCES: THERAPY MODELS
Learn more about some of the evidence-based therapy services that we offer at The Willow Collective:
Child-Parent Psychotherapy, or CPP, supports families of children ages 0-6 after the child has experienced a traumatic event. The therapist holds both parent and child with compassion, supporting them to restore a sense of safety, fortify their relationship, and process traumatic events.
Providers: MaryBeth Swanson & Hannah Wurster
PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, or PCIT, aims to use the parent-child relationship as an avenue for treating child behavioral problems. The therapist uses a "bug-in-the-ear" approach to coach parents in how to play with their children and set limits effectively.
Providers: Alicia Silbernagel & Regina Hariri
CIRCLE OF SECURITY: PARENTING
Circle of Security Parenting, or COSP, is a group workshop for parents of young children. In the 10-week program, parents learn about their child's emotional needs and relect upon new ways of responding. The goal is to foster a secure attachment with the child, which contributes to lifelong positive outcomes.
Providers: MaryBeth Swanson & Hannah Wurster
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, supports recovery from traumatic experiences. The therapist supports the client in developing effective regulation strategies. Then, the therapist facilitates bilateral stimulation that helps the client to reprocess memories with less distress.
Providers: MaryBeth Swanson, Hannah Wurster, Jen Phippen, & Michelle Garcia
TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
TF-CBT is a model for children ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma. The first stages focuses on increasing emotion regulation and managing triggers, both for the child and parents. Then, the child and therapist construct a trauma narrative. This narrative is shared with a trusted parent.
Providers: Hannah Wurster
Theraplay is a model aimed at supporting a healthy parent-child attachment. The therapist uses playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The very act of engaging each other in this way helps the parent regulate the child's behavior and communicate love, joy, and safety to the child. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.
Providers: Michelle Garcia
RESOURCES: COMMUNITY SERVICES
Learn more about some of the services and resources that are available in Larimer County:
CHILD FIND AND EARLY INTERVENTION
If you are concerned that an infant or child you know has a developmental delay, you should consider early intervention. First, the child receives a Child Find assessment to identify any delays (physical, language, or social-emotional). If the assessment identifies a delay, the child is eligible for state-funded early intervention services. Specialized therapists provide in-home therapy to address delays. In Larimer County, early intervention services are provided by Foothills Gateway and Poudre School District.
EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL OF LARIMER COUNTY
If you are looking for child care or preschool, the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, or ECCLC, can connect you to a provider that meets your family's needs, as well as connect you to financial resources to access child care.
If you are pregnant with your first child, you may qualify for Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP. In NFP, a nurse visits your home during pregnancy and until your child is 2 years old. The nurse supports physical health goals, family self-sufficiency, parent-child relationships, and child development.
CAYAC, or "Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections," is a part of the Health District and aims to help families and individuals up to age 24 access mental health and substance abuse treatment. CAYAC conducts initial screenings/assesssments, helps families navigate the systems of care, offers psychological and psychiatric services, and provides training to clients and the whole community.
SummitStone offers mental health services to a wide array of clientele. They also offer crisis services. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can access support: call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255, or to go to the walk-in center at 1217 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The Women's Clinic in Fort Collins and Loveland offers classes and support groups, including: breastfeeding, dad bootcamp, yoga, childbirth, and couples enrichment. Costs vary; some are free.
Baby Bistro: Breastfeeding support group. Wednesday 10am-12pm at the Youth Clinic on Oak Park Dr. Free, no appointment needed.
The Family Center/La Familia: Family resource center and child care center focused on serving Latinx families.
The ARC of Larimer County offers advocacy and support services to families of individuals with disabilities.
See below for educational resources on a variety of topics.
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19
LEARNING & COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
• Zero to Three offers a variety of articles and resources regarding brain development
• Harvard's Center on the Developing Child has a youtube channel with many educational videos
• "How Children Succeed" by Paul Tough explains how children learn and develop.
• "The Philosophical Baby" by Alison Gopnik explains cognitive development in infancy.
• The book, "Parenting from the Inside Out" by Daniel Siegel supports parents in reflecting upon their on childhoods and how those experiences shape the way they parent.
• The book "And Baby Makes Three" gives guidance to couples during the transition to parenthood.
• Postpartum Support International offers support to new parents who may be experiencing mental health challenges or difficulty adjusting to parenthood.
DISCIPLINE & BEHAVIOR
SLEEP, EATING, AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
• The Pediatric Sleep Council developed a detailed website that includes sleep training advice and troubleshooting tips for a variety of ages, situations, and challenges.
• Zero to Three also offers a parenting resource about crawling.