La Plata Youth Services – PARENT SUPPORT

Our parent support staff work with parents and youth to find practical solutions for parent/child relationship challenges. La Plata Youth Services parent support staff facilitates conversations between parent and child which promote relationship improvement through communication, skill building, education, and self-care.

For further information contact:

Stephanie Smith, MSW

970.385.4440 x 13



Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Guide


Child Abuse Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse Colorado: 800-CHILDREN

FREE statewide family support line for parenting help and information.


Domestic Violence

Alternative Horizons: 970-247-9616 24/7 Hotline

Alternative Horizons provides support to survivors of domestic violence and their families.


Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO): 970-247-5400 24/7 Hotline

SASO Office line: 970-259-3074

SASO provides advocacy to victims of sexual assault.


Family Services

La Plata Family Centers Coalition: 970-385-4747

The Family Center provides direct support to families, such as accessing health care, emergency assistance, education, family support, and childcare services.


San Juan Basin Health (SJBH): 970-247-5702

SJBH is a public health agency providing services for prevention and wellness.


Axis Health System: 970-259-2162

Axis provides mental health services, substance abuse treatment and primary care services.


Helpful Books

“How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

“The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children” by Dr. Shefali Tsabary