Should I reach out for help?
If a child or youth experiences traumatic events or circumstances and appears to be struggling to cope, it may be time to seek a referral to a qualified mental health professional. Keep in mind that different children may show different symptoms, with some children becoming withdrawn, anxious, and depressed, and others becoming angry or aggressive.
For a mental health evaluation, use the COACT Colorado Community Resource Directory. Ask for a clinician who can provide a trauma assessment.
For individuals who need immediate help, call 1-844-493-8255 (1-844-493-TALK) to reach the statewide 24/7 hotline with trained crisis clinicians and peer support specialists.
If you are with an agency and need information on Trauma Responsive Care training, or you are seeking consultation for a child or family you are working with, please contact Ashley Brock-Baca, PhD, at the Office of Behavioral Health.