Jacob Family Services, Inc

The Jacob Center's dynamic, compassionate, and creative staff are dedicated to supporting youth and families where they are at by utilizing unconditional positive regard, respect, promotion of felt safety, and the belief in fostering growth and resilience in those we humbly serve.

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Trauma Treatment Coordination

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Single Parents

Description

Highly trained staff provide trauma informed skill integration, education and coordination of trauma informed services for youth and families in Larimer County. This service is intended to compliment a Trauma Assessment to assure that all resiliency based recommendations are followed through across every area in which a youth is involved (home, school, community). This service includes psycho education using, Trust Based Relational Intervention, ARC Model, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resource Parent Curriculum and on-call support services.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Jacob Center was awarded the 2019 Jim Drendel community is the Solution Award at the National Child Abuse Prevention Awards Celebration. This award recognizes commitment to children and families in need in Larimer County.

Supervised Visitation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Children (4-12 years)
Crime/Abuse Victims
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)
Parents

Description

The Visitation Program, also referred to as "Parenting Time" provides a Visitation Supervisor to coordinate and supervise visits between children placed in out of home care and their parents or other family members. The service focus includes the development of parenting skills and consistent/frequent visitation in an effort to reunify families and reduce the length of time in out of home placement. Visits occur at the Jacob Center or in the community. Supervising staff provide updates and case management as it relates to visits. At this time Supervised Visitation services are only available to referred families who have open cases with DHS.

Levels of Supervision:

Coaching/Supervised Parenting Time
Sometimes when parents are in crisis, it is difficult to be present and in the moment, being able to meet their children's needs before their own. At this level of supervision, Visitation Staff will be within line of sight and able to hear every word spoken. Visitation Staff will also provide feedback to parents during and/or after visits. Some feedback topics include:

Preparing for and planning visits
Goal setting
Feedback
Development of life skills through experiences during visits in the community
Parenting techniques and skills
Utilizing community resources
Family strengths and identifying what is going well
Monitored Parenting Time
During this time, Visitation Staff will leave the room to give the family some space. Visitation Staff will always be within 50 feet and earshot; readily available should there be any questions or if a crisis were to arise.

Transitional Support
Transitional Support is offered to parents and children who have recently been granted unsupervised time. Check-ins, help with transportation, planning, and parent feedback is provided as-needed. Services are offered for two weeks after unsupervised time begins.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Jacob Center was awarded the 2019 Jim Drendel community is the Solution Award at the National Child Abuse Prevention Awards Celebration. This award recognizes commitment to children and families in need in Larimer County.

Youth and Family Coaching

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Crime/Abuse Victims
Parents
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities

Description

Youth and Family Coaching
Youth and Family Coaching is designed to provide individualized, short term, goal focused support services to at-risk youth, parents, and/or families in Larimer County. Each family is assigned a coach that meets with them weekly in the community or at home. Coaches facilitate prosocial activities, strategies to improve regulation and relatedness, as well as one-on-one mentoring and development of skills that promote and develop resilience for parents and youth.

Visit activities may include but are not limited to: volunteering, outdoor and nature based activities, sports, job searching/ job readiness skills, organizational skills, recreation, art, music, outdoor activities, and developing regulation, communication and social skills.

Coaches are a part of the professional team and can participate in family meetings, professional meetings, and school meetings. It is our aim to provide flexible services, emotional support, encouragement, and to increase self-sufficiency throughout our work with youth and families.

Types of Coaching:

Youth Coaching: Coaches meet with youth one-on-one weekly in the community or home.
Medicaid Coaching: Program provides Medicaid Funded Community Based Support Services to qualifying youth. Capacity is limited and eligibility is determined by Program Coordinator.
Parent and Family Coaching: Coaches meet with parents and/or family in the home or community weekly.
Group Coaching: Youth groups facilitated by 1-2 coaches that promote wellness, healthy social interaction, increased self-esteem, development of communication/expression skills, and involvement with community activities. Groups occur in the community once per week and serve 2-7 clients from different families. Activities may include: Rock Climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, etc.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Jacob Center was awarded the 2019 Jim Drendel community is the Solution Award at the National Child Abuse Prevention Awards Celebration. This award recognizes commitment to children and families in need in Larimer County.

" I can not say enough amazing things about our experiences with Jacob Center. My daughter's mentor was the best thing that happened during a very difficult time. She is professional, caring, and exactly what she needed. The girls group program she was in was invaluable and helped her connect with others when she thought she was alone. I do not know what I would have done without the resources the Jacob Center provided for my daughter. It gave our family such a piece of mind through many chaotic times. I highly recommend them and would give 100 stars if I could."- Guardian of Youth Coaching participant

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