Provider Spotlight: Elevating Culturally-Responsive Care

This July the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is recognizing Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to underscore the importance of improving access to mental health treatment and breaking down barriers to care. We chatted with Amanda Daniel, Cultural Relevance Manager at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, to learn how providers can adapt services to honor the unique needs of their clients. 

Forensic Support Team's Jail Re-Entry Criteria

The Forensic Support Team (FST) is the primary contact for OBH competency services and supports moving forensic clients to and from jails to inpatient or outpatient restoration. In June, the FST planned for the forensic navigators to re-enter jails to resume face-to-face interactions with clients. However, those plans were postponed due to the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19.

Bentley the dog providing ‘pawsitive’ interactions for CMHIFL clients

Julia Lamb is the music therapist at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL). Over the past four years, she has facilitated animal-assisted therapy (AAT) sessions with Bentley, the dog, and his handler, Arne. With AAT, clients often brighten and engage in ways not experienced or observed in other forms of therapy or interactions.

Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Awards Coming Soon

mari-helin-ilSnKT1IMxE-unsplash.jpgDVP awards contracts on the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY), which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. We are currently in the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 (FFY20). Our federal partners who administer the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act have recently notified each state of their FFY21 award amount. Learn more about next steps by clicking below.