• Resources


    The Collaborative Foster Care Program provides resources to help the families and children in the program on their journey. See the topics below for many different resources.

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  • Recommended Readings/Movies

    • A Trauma Informed Approach to Discipline 
      This document, prepared by Gobbel Counseling, that speaks to teachers about behavior in the classroom, especially with those children who have a history of trauma, abuse, neglect, or adoption, and an alternate way of tracking behavior.
    • Closure: a Documentary About Adoption 
      Closure is a documentary about a transracial adoptee who finds her birth mother, and meets the rest of a family who didn't know she existed, including her birth father.  A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial adoption, and most importantly, closure.
    • Dr. Dan Siegel's Mindsight Instititute 
      Discover the mindsight approach and the latest science as it emerges in the exciting field of interpersonal neurobiology. Our mission here at the Mindsight Institute is to provide a scientifically grounded, integrated view of human development.
    • Healing Neen 
      A story of the emergence from drug addiction, multiple incarcerations and two decades of homelessness to become a tireless advocate and educator on the devasting impact of childhood abuse ... and the need to rethink how we treat the shattered adults severely traumatized children become.
    • National Child Traumatic Stress Network 
      The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
    • Signs of Safety 
      The Signs of Safety is an innovative strengths-based, safety-organized approach to child protection casework.
  • Training Databases

    • Adoption Exchange Classes and Trainings 
      The Adoption Exchange offers classes and trainings for families on a wide variey of topics.
    • Adoption Options Training and Education 
      Adoption Options’ REAL Solutions Training Program is committed and dedicated to providing specific, relevant and real-world skills and offer effective solutions to everyday foster care and adoption questions, issues and challenges.
    • Colorado Child Welfare Training System 
      The mission of the Children and Family Training Division is to provide a strength-based, family-centered, competency-based training program for Child Welfare to those who serve children and families in our state.
  • Independent Living/Emancipation

    • 10 Ways to Stop Children from Aging Out of the System 
      Article from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on how to help kids from aging out of the foster care system.
    • Arapahoe/Douglas Counties Youth Works 
      Young Adults - if you aren’t sure whether you should look for a job, finish your education or pursue a higher degree, you should know…you’re NOT ALONE!  Youth in the Works! can help you narrow down your goals and provide you with the resources to make them into a reality!
    • Chafee Program in Douglas County 
      Contact Amy Coy about the Douglas County Chafee Program
    • Chaffee Program in Arapahoe County 
      Email Shawna Hayden for more information on the Arapahoe County Chafee Program.
    • Jefferson County Youth Works 
      The American Job Center (AJC) Youth Services offers numerous free services to individuals, ages 14 to 21, in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. This is a federally-funded program that helps youth develop job readiness skills and get connected to employment opportunities.
    • Workforce Investment Act 
      The State of Colorado can help you prepare for employment, find and keep a job, and increase your earnings through a federally-funded program called the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
  • Human Trafficking