Child Health &
Children’s Hospital Resources
Pediatric care is vital to your child’s overall health. Children’s Hospital has active services in order to provide safe, thoughtful, high-quality care for children who need it. We are sharing information from the Children’s Hospital website and invite you to visit their site to learn more.
Learn what to expect – and all the ways Children’s Hospital is keeping patients safe. These measures include increased screening measures for all team members and visitors, testing patients and symptomatic caregivers, increased availability of telehealth appointments, and limiting the number of people at locations.
For ongoing updates, a list of open locations and how to get care virtually or in person, please see Children’s Hospital’s coronavirus resources for parents and resources for healthcare professionals.
COVID-19 resources for patients, parents and families:
- Parents’ FAQs answered
- Location and service updates
- Plasma donation details
- Home care advice
- Main COVID-19 page with all Resources
- Release on Back to School Guidelines
- Managing COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure in Schools_2020-08-05
- Toolkit for Schools: Back to School Guidelines
- Adjusting to a new normal
- How to talk to teens about COVID-19
- Calming your child’s anxiety around COVID-19
- FAQ: Answers to parent’s most frequently asked COVID-19 questions
- Kid-friendly COVID-19 videos
Early Childhood Mental Health Supports for Families
To learn more about supporting your child’s emotional well-being, please explore posts available in our special Emotional Well-Being section available on our FamilySPEAK website HERE. Below are some links to help get you started:
Specific to COVID-19:
- Dr. Barbara Stroud presents COVID-19 Tips for Parents
- Emotional Resilience During the Coronavirus
- AspenPointe Supports and Press Conference
Supporting your child’s social-emotional health is not just for times of crisis. Here are resources for any time you need help.
- Local Resources for Emotional Well-Being
- Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
- A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
For details on all of the protective factors, click HERE.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
- Are you struggling to meet the social-emotional or behavioral needs of a child birth to eight years of age?
- Would you like help creating a plan to decrease behavioral challenges and promote success at home or in the classroom?
- Is a child in your care at risk of being removed from a child care setting due to behavioral issues?
Alliance for Kids can help you determine whether Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is a good fit.
- Teacher consulting and skill building for behavior guidance strategies
- Supporting partnerships between families and early childhood programs to support children with behavior challenges
- Assistance navigating community resources
Services are provided on-site at NO-COST. ECMH Consultants DO NOT provide diagnosis or evaluation. Programming provided in partnership with The Resource Exchange (see below).
Call the NEW ECMH Referral Line for assistance: 719.205.2691
Download the NEW ECMH flyer HERE.
Child Behavior Supports for Families
Before contacting TRE, please visit their website for important COVID-19 updates.
Early Intervention: Provides developmental supports and services to children birth through three years of age, who have special developmental needs. It can help improve a child’s ability to develop and learn. It can also help parents and family members learn ways to support and promote a child’s development, within the family’s activities and community life.
Contact Early Childhood Services at The Resource Exchange: 719.577.9190
Dental Resources for Parents & Families
- Baby Teeth Matter
- Brushing Calendar
- Early Warning Signs of Tooth Decay
- Healthy Teeth and Gums
- Oral Health Tips Sheet
- Preventive Dental Care for Your Child’s Well Being
- A Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Healthy Gums
- Pregnant Women and Oral Health
- Tobacco Use and Oral Health
Information for Families:
- Staying Healthy At Home Flyer (English/Spanish)
- Steps to Keeping Teeth & Gums Healthy (English)
- Steps to Keeping Teeth & Gums Health (Spanish)
- Brushing Calendar in English/Spanish
- Soft Tooth and Smiling Tooth Activities for Children
- Coloring Sheets for Children
- Smiley Mouth Masks Activity for Children
- Tooth Fairy Wand Activity for Children
Time for a dental health check up?
Health First Colorado is Colorado’s Medicaid program. It provides dental benefits to enrolled children age 20 and under. Children enrolled in the full state plan have a wide range of benefits with no co-pays or out of pocket expenses. To receive the best dental care possible, it is important you find a dental home for your child. A dental home is a dentist or dental hygienist your child sees on a regular basis for dental care. If your child should have a dental emergency, call your dental home provider first.
Need more information or would like help finding a dental provider?
Call DentaQuest at 1-855-225-1729 (TTY: 711)
or visit DentaQuest.com/Colorado
For details in English, click here.
For details in Spanish, click here.