“Keeping Families Together”
In collaboration with Preventative Aftercare, Inc., CBR YouthConnect now provides a statewide in-home, community based program with the clear mission to keep youth and families together. The services are designed to prevent youth from being removed from their homes and family and also to reduce the length of placement by facilitating transition to home. This is accomplished by providing structure, support, supervision, and treatment within the family, school, and community. (NOTE: References are available upon request)
The program’s philosophy is to take the services to the client/family in their home, school, and community rather than expect the client/families to keep appointments by coming to an office. PAC workers have regular contact with the youth, their family, and schools. Additionally, PAC Workers make at least weekly contact with the referring agency; appear in court whenever necessary; and are available 24 hours in the event of a crisis. Youth and family stipends, along with activity funds, are utilized by the PAC Worker as a tool for positive reinforcements in motivating clients. The PAC Worker also networks within the community for services that would be helpful to the case plan.
Each PAC program caseload ranges from 7 to 12 youths and is designed for dependent/neglected youth and /or adjudicated delinquent youth, male and/or female, from infancy to 21 years old as determined by the contracting agency.
The primary objectives
of the PAC program is to: prevent out of home placement; support a transition home from placement; reduce police contact involving client families; give encouragement and support to parents/family; positively impact the siblings; assist with emancipation; and reduce the overall dependency of client/families on state and private social service organizations.
The youth receives
life space counseling daily or as needed through school and family contacts. The PAC Worker assists youth in evaluating how he/she affects their various environments and how the environments affect them. The PAC Worker helps the youth plan, organize and structure their time; Constructive relationships and activities are emphasized. The youth is assisted in planning weekly activities, and family activities are encouraged. The youth also participate in group activities as scheduled by the PAC Worker.
The PAC Worker has direct personal contact
with the youth at a frequency specified in the case plan. These contacts are made at various times of the day and night. The PAC Worker is also on call in the event of a crisis or emergency.
in weekly counseling sessions is expected per the case plan. During these sessions, expectations of various members of the family are discussed. Family communication and relationships are emphasized. Event Tickets
We recognize that many of our youth have few opportunities
to go to events on their own. We try to give them opportunities they might
otherwise not enjoy. However, we are unable to provide tickets to these events
for each of them.
You can help by donating tickets to plays, sports events,
recreational activities, and movies to our children. Also, gift certificates to
restaurants would be a wonderful way of rewarding good grades, good behavior,
and involves the family!
To make a donation of an event ticket(s) please click here.
PAC Workers must
live in or near the county in which they service. In addition to required written reports, the PAC Worker: documents all direct and indirect contacts with the youth, family and community supports; attends staffings and court sessions; maintains weekly contact with the referring agency; networks with and use community resources; and makes every attempt to help locate a youth if AWOL. Feedback from clients, families, schools, and served agencies is collected and used for on-going quality improvement.
Referrals for the program can be made to the Regional Director or Back-Up Contact (see below)
CBR YouthConnect, 14143 Denver West Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401
Regional Director -- Dan Baker, M.A. 724-866-1389 cell
Back Up Contact -- Chuck Thompson, LCSW 719-469-3169 cell / 303-691-2320 office