Youth & Family Services

Youth and Family Program

Crossroads’ children’s programs and activities provide a trauma informed, safe and violence-free environment with structure and consistency for children in a time of crisis. These activities are designed to assist children in developing non-violent coping skills, play and conflict resolution. 

Our Family Advocacy program provides services for children and teens of all ages affected by domestic violence.  Advocacy includes in-house play groups, and support groups that may include art therapy, animal therapy and music therapy as well as fun and social activities for the whole family or separately when parents need direct and private advocacy away from curious ears. 

Youth and children who desire direct support can access advocacy in one-on-one sessions throughout the week while their parents are accessing their own support. 

Educational Support

Poudre School District is actively involved in keeping our children connected to their educational futures and motivated to reach their goals while in major transition. Our shelter has technology support, available kiosks and connectivity to support at-home education when students cannot attend on-campus classrooms. 

Community Partners

Our community partners provide a whole host of support that our programs depend on. These include individual and family therapy, health and wellness support, feminine hygiene, pre/postnatal services as well as diapers and baby food.  Our advocates facilitate referrals to a many community partners who provide for the wider ranging needs of our families. 

Time-to-Talk

Time-to-talk is a critical violence prevention effort.  It is a peer-facilitated, 45-minute curriculum on healthy dating relationships and how to recognize the red flags of dating violence. Students in area high schools discuss all aspects of the Cycle of Abuse, how to recognize signs of abuse and red flags and what can be done to create safe and healthy boundaries around power and control in dating relationships. 

“Children who witness or experience violence in the home carry that experience with them into adulthood, at which time male children are much more likely to assault their partner and/or children than male children raised in non-violent homes.”

-US Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence

Program Contact:

Erica Exline

Outreach & Prevention Manager