The prevalence of substance abuse among families involved with child protective services is estimated to impact between 70- 80% of families. Denver EFFECT is a family-focused, collaborative program that integrates the child welfare, substance abuse treatment and criminal justice systems to coordinate care for families affected by substance abuse.
Families that are referred to Denver EFFECT receive specialized care including:
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Trauma-informed and gender-specific substance abuse counseling
- Psycho-educational multifamily groups
- Child care
- Criminal court advocacy
- Case management services
- Referrals for pediatric assessment and care, domestic violence, mental health, vocational services and aftercare and transportation bus
Denver Effect Model (pdf)
If you are a professional that would like to know more about this program and how to implement it into your organization, please contact Nachson Zohari, LCSW, at 720-944-6375.