Youth and Family Coaching
Youth and Family Coaching is a community-based, goal-driven service that focuses on development of resilience factors and serves children, teens, caregivers, and families in Northern Colorado.
All Coaching employees are trauma informed and primarily use strategies based in the evidenced based model, Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) during visits.
The Jacob Center believes strongly that each person is inherently resilient. We use a relationship-based approach and experiential learning opportunities to promote the development of resilience factors including connectedness, regulation, and mastery. Coaching visits typically occur once per week for 3-4 hours and last an average of 5-8 months. Services are funded via contracts or scholarships and are free to program participants.
Types of Coaching:
- Youth Coaching: Children or teens are assigned a primary Coach who facilitates weekly visits in the home or the community. Youth Coaching consists of participation in activities of interest to each specific youth while allowing for a balance of growth and maintenance of felt-safety. Activities may include: enjoying the outdoors, recreation, sports, job searching/job readiness, volunteering, leisure activities, sports, arts and crafts, music, writing, etc. Transportation during visits is provided for youth and children.
- Parent Coaching:Parent Coaches meet with parents or caregivers in the home or community weekly to provide support in area including but not limited to: parenting strategies, resource navigation, job readiness, recovery strategies, organization, etc.
- Specialized Family Coaching: Specialized Family Coaching promotes strategies that emphasize growth and healing in the relationship of caregivers and children. The service may include: crises support planning, exploration of sensory and attachment in caregiver and child, assessment of environmental and physiological factors, and responsive strategies for shaping healthy behaviors. Specialized Family Coaching may be paired with TBRI® Caregiver training offered at our facility.
- 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.
Please direct all programming questions to Emily Brown at 970-484-8427, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For DHS or juvenile probation involved youth/ families: Please contact your caseworker and/or juvenile probation officer to inquire about getting a coach.
- For youth/ families not involved with juvenile probation or DHS: Please email Emily Brown at email@example.com