Catch it while they are young

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Leap's Community Conversation "Catch it while they are young: understanding how early intervention leads to lifelong impact" took place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Thompson School District Administration Building's Board Room.

Over 45 guests from across Larimer County registered for the event, including representatives from:

· Colorado Department of Human Services

· Thompson School District

· The Matthews House

· Poudre School District

· Loveland Housing Authority

· Early Care and Education Professionals

· The Family Center/La Familia

· Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

· And many more!

Facilitator Jess Fear, Behavioral Health Strategy and Implementation Manager from the Community Impact Team at the Health District of Northern Larimer County, led panelists through a series of questions about addressing early childhood mental health as a prevention measure for future concerns. The panel included four experts working in early childhood mental health and prevention:

Adam Musielewicz, MPA CNM

Coalition Director Team Wellness & Prevention

Corinna Crandall, LMFT Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

SummitStone Health Partners

Kim Shirk, MA, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Heart Centered Counseling

Marybeth Rigali-Oiler, Ph.D Child and Adolescent Psychologist CAYAC, Health District of Northern Larimer County

A rich Q&A followed the presentation and many community resources were shared among the group.

Be sure to register for our next Community Conversation in which we'll take a deeper look at the early intervention services available through Foothills Gateway and local school districts' ChildFind services. "Cultural Considerations: A Reflection on our Early Intervention and Preschool Services" is on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Foothills Gateway, Inc. Learn more and register today!

Thank you to our panelists, volunteers and participants for making this presentation possible, and to Thompson School District for providing the space to meet. We appreciate your support!


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