Denver Children’s Home (DCH) provides a comprehensive therapeutic and educational continuum of care for our region’s abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families with mental health issues. It offers prevention, intervention, and treatment programs grounded in trauma-informed care and the latest in brain-development research.
Denver Children’s Home helps children using proven, evidence-based treatment and prevention practices that guide the agency’s program planning and treatment strategies. DCH is a pioneer in using brain-based research and trauma informed care. Out team utilizes positive behavior incentive programs and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) to equip children and teens with knowledge and skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Denver Children’s Home Strives To:
- Provide the most effective, but least restrictive treatment based on individual needs of each child;
- Progress children, even those with the most serious mental health disorders, through various levels of care and eventually return them home or to an alternative community-based setting;
- Offer a positive alternative to psychiatric hospitalization, combining intensive therapy, individualized academic support and advanced drug treatments for biologically based mental illnesses;
- Help children take ownership of their treatment; to understand their reactions and responses to life events, accept responsibility for their actions, control their behavior and develop coping mechanisms for difficulties beyond their control; and,
- Help families and caregivers gain access to the support and services they need to stabilize families.