YouthZone, through the Collaborative Management Program*, is able to facilitate Individual Service and Support Teams for children, youth and families ages 0-18, residing in Garfield County with a range of needs and concerns. See below for more information on each team:

The Family and Community Engagement Team (FACET) is an individual service and support team to help families with school-aged children (6-18 years of age) create collaborative service plans. Team members include school staff, family resource staff, Garfield County Public Health and Department of Human Services, Mind Springs, and other community organizations. Generally, families served through FACET are involved with multiple systems (agencies) and have children with behavioral or mental health challenges and/or academic concerns. The goal of the FACET meeting is to help families identify their strengths, needs, and develop a collaborative service plan. Service planning can include brainstorming options, troubleshooting challenges, connecting families to community resources and services or mental and behavioral health providers. FACET Referral Form

The Community Support Team (CST) is an individual service and support team to help families with children younger than 5 years of age create collaborative service plans. Team members include early childhood organizations, Garfield County Public Health and Department of Human Services, Mind Springs, and other community organizations. Generally, families served through CST are involved with multiple systems (agencies) and have children with behavioral or mental health challenges and/or developmental concerns. The goal of the CST meeting is to help families identify their strengths, needs, and develop a collaborative service plan. Service planning can include brainstorming options, troubleshooting challenges, connecting families to community resources and services or mental and behavioral health providers. Referral Form

The Service Assessment Meeting (SAM) Team is an individual service and support team created to support youth and families going through the juvenile justice system. Generally, youth served through SAMs are being released from detention, are on home detention, or probation. Referrals come from courts, probation officers, or court case managers. The goal of the SAM is to help families identify their strengths, needs, and develop a collaborative service plan. Service planning can include brainstorming options, troubleshooting challenges, connecting families to community resources and services or mental and behavioral health providers.

*The Collaborative Management Program (CMP) is a grant funded through divorce funds in the state of Colorado (House Bill 1451) to help support youth and families. Garfield County uses CMP funds to support youth and families through Individual Service and Support Teams. CMP also requires an Interagency Oversight Group, Coalition for Families, to discuss and plan around county-wide challenges and needs. Although the grant is focused on collaboration, the CMP Coordinator is hosted within YouthZone.