Physician and Community Outreach

Education of pediatrician and family practice offices on standardized developmental screening for children 0-5 and referral resources within the community.

Child Parent Psychotherapy

Individual treatment and consultation for children and parents who are struggling with challenges related to trauma. Services delivered by licensed mental health providers obtaining rostering in the CPP model.

NICU Consortium Partnership

The NICU Consortium Partnership is a coalition of local public health staff, NICU staff, early intervention staff, primary care providers, lactation consultants, home health agencies, family advocates and other community agency staff who hope to “promote a coordinated system of discharge and follow up for babies and their families transitioning from the NICU to their … Read more >

Healthcare and Early Childhood Education Development Programs

Our education programs include the two day Beginning Rhythms classes. Section I focuses on Establishing Early Feeding and Sleep Routines and is intended for those providing in-home nursing and visitations, childcare providers, WIC staff. Section II focuses on Supporting Premature and Medically Complex Infants and Their Families. Other courses include the Parent-Child Interaction Feeding and … Read more >

Family Support Programs

Our Family Support Grant Program provides infant cribs from Cribs for Kids(R)to families in need to ensure a safe location for their baby to sleep. These Family Support Grants also provide in-home lactation consultation that supports healthy infant feeding practices, continuation of breastfeeding, mental health support and parent-child attachment. Grants are also provided for respite … Read more >

The Nurse-Family Partnership®

Nurse-Family Partnership® is a relationship-based program that partners highly-trained professional nurses with vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies. The program transforms lives through improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of child health and development, and the encouragement of economic self-sufficiency for families. Invest in Kids selected Nurse-Family Partnership® as our first program because of its life-changing impact … Read more >

Right Start for Colorado

The Mental Health Center of Denver was recently awarded a 5-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant to expand infant and early childhood mental health services throughout the state of Colorado. “Infants and toddlers are frequently overlooked in mental health policy and healthcare delivery systems,” … Read more >

Primary Care Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement for Early Childhood Screening and Referral: This initiative helps physicians to improve their developmental screening, referral and follow-up practices to promote optimal early childhood development. Quality Improvement for Pregnancy-Related Depression: This initiative helps primary care practices to improve their pregnancy-related depression screening, referral and follow-up practices. Studies show that maternal mental health can … Read more >

Confident Parenting

A course designed to educate and support parents of children 2 to 5 on social, emotional and physical development. Concrete skills and techniques to support parents through some of the difficult times in raising young children. 6 weeks, with one class per week, dinner and child care provided.