Youth and Family Services

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Young Couple with Two Children (8-12) Walking on the Beach

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.

Early Childhood Program

This program offers therapy, consultation, assessments, medication management, and/or referrals to the parents of children from birth to age five, 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.

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. Case managers can offer in-home services when needed

Safe Schools/Healthy Students

Behavioral health services are provided within several Pueblo middle and high schools to students who are having mental health and/or behavioral problems. Funded by a federal grant, this program is a collaborative effort between Health Solutions, Pueblo City Schools, the Pueblo Police Dept., Parkview Medical Center, City/County Health Dept., Crossroads Turning Points, the District Attorney’s office, and the 10th Judicial District.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Using interactive, age-appropriate and research-based curriculums, 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.

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.

Juvenile Justice Services

We screen, assess, and treat youth involved with the juvenile justice system who are in need of behavioral health services. Referrals come from the court, probation, or from staff at the Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYC). Additionally, our clinician and part-time case manager arrange for follow-up in the community.

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:

• ADHD Clinic • Back on track
• Spirited Kids • Anger Management
• Grief & Loss • DBT
• Partners in Power • Art Therapy
• Love & Logic • Parents’ Garden
• Powerful Parenting • Parent Support Group

Youth and Family Services

1012 West Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004

Phone:  719.583.2207   |   Fax:  719.583.4160   |