The Fostering Healthy Futures® (FHF) Program is a prevention program for preadolescent children, ages 9-11, who have current or previous child welfare involvement due to one or more adverse childhood experiences, which may include the experience of maltreatment, housing instability, violence exposure and/or parental substance use, mental illness, or incarceration. FHF runs for 30 weeks over the academic year and includes structured individual mentoring and group-based skills training to promote healthy youth development and reduce trauma-related symptoms and behaviors. Program evaluations suggest that FHF is highly acceptable to diverse children, families, and county partners.
FHF has been rigorously evaluated. Study findings suggest that children who received the mentoring and skills group program, relative to those who received an assessment only, evidenced:
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is excited to offer this evidence-based program in conjunction with several county departments of human services.
For more information about the program please email us at: El Paso and Teller counties click here.
If you are Caseworker of a child 9-11 years old for whom this program might prevent serious behavior and mental health problems, please complete the Caseworker Referral Form below.
Caseworkers, please think about the 9-11-year-old children on your caseload for whom this program might prevent serious behavioral and mental health problems. For those children you wish to refer, please complete the below referral form. Not all children who are referred will be enrolled, please wait to contact families until you have talked with our program staff.