This section includes resources pertaining to age 3 months through toddlerhood. Parenthood is the most exhilarating, fun, fulfilling and crazy ride! There’s so many crazy twists and turns. Just when you think you’ve got the hang of something, it changes! That’s why it truly take a village.
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For the Dads:
Mental Health – Man Kind Counseling
- Why I’m in Love: Chas, the owner if Man Kind Counseling, is a resource that is few and far between now a days – a mental health tool for men. Chas makes it easy for dads to access tools that assist in feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, feeling overwhelmed and day to day stressors. The tools offered by Man Kind Counseling are straightforward to learn and remember in the moment when difficult feelings arise. Chas helps his clients to learn and identify challenging emotions through exploration of deep rooted beliefs and experiences, as well as teaching men how to communicate and have compassion for themselves all at once. Chas’s approach enables clients to gain trust quickly through his professional, authentic and calming demeanor.
- Bonus Points: In our sample session together, Chas taught me how to effortlessly turn an overloaded moment into a more peaceful one by tapping into my senses and coming back to the moment. Using uncomplicated prompts such as the environment around me through sight, scent, sound, touch and taste – reminded me of something I would teach my own child, making it more relatable than ever. I especially loved his “I Spy” exercise! To learn more about Chas or to make contact, connect here.
Complementary & Non-Profit Resources
- Angel Eyes – Helps Colorado families cope with pregnancy, infant & toddler loss, while raising awareness and supporting research.
- Developmental/Physical Disabilities and Special Needs
- Autism Speaks – Promotes solutions for parents of children with Autism.
- Parent to Parent USA – Connects parents of special needs children to free, accessible, emotional support.
- Federation for Children with Special Needs – Provides support, education, training and workshops to parents of children with special needs.
- Ability Connection Colorado – Facilitates individual development for children through family support and a nurturing environment; promoting social-emotional, cognitive, communicative and physical development.
- Chanda Center for Health – Delivers integrative care, primary care and other complementary services to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs to individuals with physical disabilities.
- Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition – Advocates for social justice for people (including children) with all types of disabilities.
- Division for Developmental Disabilities (DDD) – Medicaid programs for individuals (including children) with a physical or developmental disability.
- Early Intervention Colorado – Provides support and services to families with developmentally delayed or special needs children (birth – 3 years).
- JFK Partners – A program of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Colorado of Medicine, JFK conducts evidence-based interdisciplinary clinical care, education, research and community partnerships to enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and special health care needs.
- National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) – Strives to advance the health and well-being of infants, children and adults with birth defects.
- PEAK Parent Center – Helps parents of children with disabilities learn how to become lifelong advocates for inclusion in school and the community.
- Financial Assistance
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Accessible health insurance for women & children.
- Colorado Department of Education – Resource for parents with children who have exceptional education needs due to a disability or special need.
- Office of Child Care – Supports low-income families by providing access to affordable early care and after school programs.
- Women’s, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Provides nutrition education, healthcare referrals and supplemental foods for low-income mothers, infants and children (up to age 5).
- The Center on Colfax – Provides a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ families to connect.