Description:

Child First is an evidence-based, trauma-informed, two-generation (caregiver and child prenatal through age 5), home-based mental health intervention that serves young children and families most impacted by systemic and structural inequities. The aim of the program is to intervene early to promote nurturing, protective relationships which can both heal and prevent damage to the child’s developing brain due to trauma and adversity.

Four goals of the program are to: Promote child and parent emotional health, Promote child development and learning, Enhance parent and child executive capacity, Prevent child abuse and neglect.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Other

Service Area(s):

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Conejos, Costilla, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache

Population(s) Served:

Prenatal, Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Families, Caregivers, Teachers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Services and supports promote the well-being and resiliency of parents and caregivers
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Health & Well-Being

All health care providers, including mental health, deliver coordinated, family focused care
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Learning & Development

All children are ready for school and achieving by 3rd grade regardless of ability, race, place, income, language and culture
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

Organization Details:
Invest in Kids

1775 Sherman St
#1445
Denver, Colorado 80203

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity