Women & Family Services at Denver Health
Understanding the complexities of family and the special needs of pregnant women are at the center of our Women and Family Services.
Special Connections — This program addresses the unique needs of pregnant women who are struggling with substance abuse and provides unique treatment options to help their recovery.
Social Services — This program serves families with open child welfare cases to reunify families and promote a drug free and emotionally stable lifestyle.
Specialized Women's Services — These specialized programs work to reduce financial barriers to treatment by treating families with children while promoting overall health, not just mental health. For example, the program provides immunizations, nutritional assessments, pap smears, and links to help with other ongoing health needs.
Our Treatment Philosophy
Our Women and Family programs include an outreach component to engage families identified with substance abuse issues.
Treatment occurs in individual and group settings with limited case management services. Evaluation and on-going treatment with psychotherapy and/or psychiatric medications for mental health issues is available. Children exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional difficulties are referred to the Child and Adolescent specialists with Behavioral Health Services.
Behavioral Health's Woman and Family Services team has an outreach and gender-specific program designed to address the significant and delicate issues of pregnant women and/or women with children who are substance abusers.
This program serves families with open child welfare cases to reunify families and promote a drug free and emotionally stable lifestyle.
Our Professional Team
Women and Family Services providers are licensed professional clinicians with certification in addictions. Clinicians are trained to address the multifaceted needs of women given that a majority of women abusing substances may also have a history of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Incentives are created to acknowledge achievements with sobriety, family, education, employment and community. Providers work hard to ensure the safety and confidentiality of every woman.