Family & Youth Intervention Programs

Child Find

Provides developmental screenings and evaluations for any child birth to age 5.

Coordinator: Lauren Bissonnette

(719) 293-4613

Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: evaluations can occur at the home or at Pitts Elementary

Program/Service Access: The Lake County School District Early Childhood Child Find Program provides developmental screening and evaluation for children ages 0 through 5 and/or kindergarten entry age who are not enrolled in a district preschool program. A variety of developmental areas are reviewed, including problem solving and cognition, physical functioning, hearing and vision, speech and language, and social and emotional development.

For children ages 0 through 5 who are not enrolled in district public preschools, a developmental screening may be conducted by the Child Find Coordinator and/or appropriate district or community early childhood council members with parental permission for a screening and at no cost to parents.

If the screening reveals concerns for a child 0–5 years of age who needs further evaluation, the district Early Childhood Child Find team, with parental permission for evaluation, will conduct a full evaluation of the child’s development. Once the Early Childhood Child Find evaluation team, including the parents, has gathered sufficient information, the team will initiate a process to determine the child’s eligibility for early intervention or district public preschool special education services. The evaluation is provided at no cost to the parents.

Drug and Alcohol Class for Minors

(Alpine Counseling)

Educational class for minors with first-time drug and alcohol offenses. Class uses the evidence-based curriculum, “Pathways to Self Discovery & Change.”

Carlos Abel
(970) 389-1438
Cost: $165
Languages: English
Times: scheduled in Leadville at Bastante as needed, one half-hour intake and five 1 1/2 hour sessions
Program/Service Access: minors wanting to or mandated to take the class should call 970-945-7858 to register

Independent Living Services

(CASA of the Continental Divide)

Program for youth in the foster care program that teaches life skills, helps youth prepare for post secondary education, and provides the financial literacy skills needed to become self sufficient.

Kathy Reed, MSW, LCSW
(970) 513-9390
330 Fiedler Ave, Suite 207
P.O. Box 2092
Dillon, CO 80435
Languages: English
Times: varies
Program/Service Access: for youth 16 and older who are aging out of the foster care system, provided on a contract basis with the County Departments of Social services


Wraparound is a process of individualized care planning and coordination for youth with complex needs and their families.  

Gloria Perez (719) 293-5272
Rachel Griswold (719) 207-3180
Fax: 719-486-4164
Lake County Intermediate School 1000 W. 6th St | PO Box 884
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Program/Service Access: Families work with a Wraparound facilitator in child and family team meetings following the High Fidelity Wraparound Model’s four phases and ten principles as defined by the National Wraparound Initiative to develop and drive their own plan of care.