Youth and Family Services

It’s not easy growing up. Children and adolescents typically face challenges at all ages that are unique to their genetics, individual development, past experiences, and family culture. As we recognize the individual needs of our clients, we offer a variety of services geared to meet each child’s specific needs and encourage healthy development.

Our therapists, case managers, and psychiatrists share a common goal, and work together to provide services for children between birth and 18 years of age. They utilize best practices that focus on the strengths of the child and his/her family, thus promoting strong relationships and healthy futures for each child enrolled in the program.

Services we offer include:

Early Childhood Program

This program offers therapy, consultation, assessments, medication management, and/or referrals to the parents of children from birth to age eight, who have no health insurance or don’t qualify for Medicaid. The cost is based on a sliding scale fee. Day care providers, Headstart, or preschool teachers can also access services when working with children who exhibit problem behaviors.

Children’s Psychiatry

Health Solutions employs a team of board-certified child psychiatrists who have extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of all childhood behavioral health disorders. They work closely with the child’s therapist and case manager to ensure seamless and effective treatment.

Therapy & Case Management

Our masters-level therapists offer child-centered, strengths-focused, evidence-based, and culturally-sensitive therapy to children enrolled in the program. Our case managers are skilled in helping families identify their specific needs and locate the appropriate resources to meet those needs. Wrap-around services are available.

School Based Services

Our therapists can provide focused, short-term treatment to students with emotional and/or behavioral problems. They will also work with school staff, parents, and guardians in coordinating intervention and treatment services for these students.

Schools we provides services to include: East High School, South High School, Central High School, Centennial High School, Risley International Academy of Innovation, Roncalli STEM Academy, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Heroes Academy, Irving Elementary, Liberty Point Elementary, and Vineland Elementary.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Using interactive, age-appropriate and research-based curriculum, we offer outpatient substance abuse treatment services for adolescents, ages 13-18 who are struggling with substance abuse issues, or at risk for substance abuse. Topics include: education about effects of drug & alcohol, healthy coping skills, peer pressure, refusal skills, values clarification and decision –making.

Treatment options:

Treatment may consist of any one or combination of the following, in order to help each child in the most effective, least restrictive manner:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Sibling Therapy
  • Group Therapy*
  • Medication Management

*Group therapy offers the opportunity to meet with fellow peers who are experiencing similar issues and difficulties. The following groups are offered for parents and children, and available based on need:

Mondays at 4pm for ages 6-10 year-olds. This group helps to teach children self-regulation while recognizing the anger in others and includes coping and conflict resolution skills.

Wednesdays at 4pm for ages 11 years-old and up. The duration of the group is five weeks with the first two weeks for the parents, weeks three and four for the children, and week five for both parents and children. Topics include the same for the adults and problem solving. Topics include emotional and physiological responses to anger, anger as a thinking error, how to maintain self-control, and de-escalation interventions.


Tuesdays at 4pm for ages 6-10 years-olds.  This group helps to teach children to follow and respect boundaries, respect for others, engagement in positive communication and conflict resolution skills.

Wednesdays 3-4:30pm ages 13-15 with parent or guardian and Fridays 3:00-4:30 ages 16-18. This group is for those who are struggling to control their emotions and behaviors.  Participants will learn skills and tools to increase their self-awareness, attention control, positive emotions, reduce impulsivity, improve and maintain peer and family relationships, build self-respect, and reduce family conflicts.

Wednesdays 11am-1pm for parents with kids ages 3-18. If you want to raise kids who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting.  Parenting with Love and Logic puts the fun back in parenting!

Mondays at 4pm for Teens ages 13-18 (boys and girls) who struggle with using marijuana, alcohol, or other drugs. This group is designed to give facts and provide useful tools to support teens in making positive changes.

Wednesdays at 4pm. This group is for teen girls who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or other types of trauma and struggle with substance abuse. Groups are based on 25 topics to help people rise above their trauma, establish healthy relationships, and improve the positive choices they make. Seeking safety helps detach from emotional pain through grounding, how to ask for help, and taking one’s power back.

Mondays at 4pm for four weeks.  The group covers lifestyle choices such as eating, sleeping, and socializing habits in addition to self-awareness and assertiveness skills.

Wednesday nights at Hope for Children, 6-7:30 pm or Thursday mornings from 10-11:30am at YFS. The group addresses the brain science behind trauma and difficulties in attachment that may later lead to children with emotional regulation difficulties and addresses lying and stealing, hoarding and gorging, defiance, aggression, and lack of eye contact.

Youth and Family Services

1012 West Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone: 719.583.2207  |  Fax: 719.583.4160  |


  • Mon: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Thurs: 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat - Sun: Closed