Join our Mailing List to recieve weekly community updates and our Quarterly Impact Newsletter.

 

 

 

AFK on FacebookAlliance for Kids is on Facebook! Please like us for information and updates.

 

 

 

 

 Click here to vew the Alliance for Kids Calendar 

 

 

Social, Emotional & Behavioral Health

Assessing developmental delays and social emotional and behavioral health in a child has never been easier with the services, resources and information currently available. The following programs offer parents new tools to assist them with the often challenging and confusing roles of parenthood.

Ages & Stages: Social-Emotional
is a parent-completed child monitoring system for social-emotional behaviors. It is a series of 8 questionnaires, with 3-6 month intervals for children 6 months to 5 years. By reviewing the results, professionals can identify young children at risk for social or emotional difficulties, identify behaviors of concern to caregivers, and identify need for further assessment. The complete kit comes in one box and includes a User’s Guide – which contains a Social-Emotional Development Continuum & Activities Guide – and reproducible questionnaires. 

 

Aspen Pointe
AspenPointe is the new name for 12 organizations that Empower Clients, Enrich Lives and Embrace Purpose through individual and family services in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Employment & Career Development, Education, Housing, Jail Diversion/Reintegration, Telephonic Wellness and Provider Network Services.

Our future depends on the mental health of our children. The National Institute on Mental Health states that one in 10 children suffers from a mental illness severe enough to affect development. Detection and intervention at an early stage is necessary to ensure our kids are growing up to be healthy, contributing members of society. 

CDC Data Release Shows Importance of Learning the Signs

 

Little girl blowing bubblesCDC released new data that show an average of 1 in every 110 children in certain parts of the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  The data also show that the average age at which children are diagnosed with an ASD is 4 1/2 years. This relatively late age of diagnosis is a reminder of how important it is to be aware of milestones that mark a child’s development and to act early if a delay is suspected.  Acting early can make a real difference! 

Learn more about milestones»

 

The Resource Exchange (TRE)
Our mission is to build independence for people with developmental disabilities. TRE offers a number of program options for people with developmental disabilities and their families, including residential, Family Support, Supported Living, vocational, transportation, case management and Early Intervention. Please check Services to learn more about each of these options.

 

Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion

The goal of the Pyramid Plus Center is to increase the use of evidence-based, early childhood social emotional and inclusive practices in early care and education settings, including family child care and in-home providers.  We work to improve the social and emotional competence and inclusion of children ages 0-5 through the integration of the Pyramid ModelSpecialQuest, and other nationally recognized evidence-based inclusion practices.