Through the initial trauma informed engagement with families of origin, kin, and county workers, ACES facilitates connections for the safety and long term well-being of the children we serve.

ACES is the diligent search program serving Adams and Broomfield County.  ACES stands for Affirmative Connection and Engagement Services.  We strive to help the youth in foster care gain lifelong connections and support in their family and community.  With every placement and transition, connections have been lost in these children’s lives.  Healthy connections are an important part of a healthy future. To flourish as an adult, it helps to know one’s origins and have a deeper knowledge related to one’s identity.

ACES assists with providing this.  We provide search services to help locate connections and information about the youth’s past.  We reach out and engage the people in a youth’s life and work to bring them together in the way that the youth and the individual decide is most beneficial.  Our engagement specialists are trained in many therapeutic tools of communication and engagement, such as motivational interviewing and trauma informed care. We want to help you make lasting connections for the youth in your care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ACES supervisor, Kalyn Cota at 719-351-3928 or email Kalyn.