Community Care Overview

  • The Department of Community Care supports the mental wellness of students, staff and the community through working directly with students, staff and families and community events.

    Community care counseling Through the help of Community Engagement Advocates (CEA’s), Community Care helps students and families that may be struggling by working directly with the student and family and helping them find resources within the community. Our Behavior Analysts, work with teachers, students, and families to help manage difficult behaviors at school. 

    On this webpage, you will find resources to support mental health, Social Emotional Learning, behavior management information, and community resources.

Community Care Services

  • Behavior Management

    • District 49 has Board Certified Behavior Analysts working to support our student’s behavioral needs. Here you will find information about BCBA services as well as helpful tips to support positive behavior in the classroom and at home.

    Suicide Prevention

    • Suicide is a leading cause of death for teens in El Paso County. See what D49 is doing to prevent losing more children to suicide.

    Community Resources

    • District 49 cares about our families and staff and wants to ensure that all children have the support they need to be successful. Resources for food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs can be found in this section.

    Presentations available

    • Community Care provides a wide range of community and staff presentations concerning mental health, trauma informed care, substance use, relationships, and more. 

    Community Events

    • Community Care provides a variety of events throughout the school year that focus on mental wellness and social/emotional learning.

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Jason White
Coordinator of Community Care
Phone: 719-494-8944
Lindsay Cohen
Power Zone Community Engagement Advocate
Phone: 719-499-6044
Sarah Rieves
Sand Creek Zone Community Engagement Advocate
Phone: 719-213-1681
Jacki Ballou
Falcon Zone Community Engagement Advocate
Phone: 719-246-9895
Amber Brown, BCBA
District Behavior Analyst
Phone: 616-485-3864
Gretchen Smith Vazquez
District Behavior Analyst
Phone: 719-964-2856
Jamie Zaves, BCBA
District Behavior Analyst
Ashlee Thorpe
District Behavior Analyst
Brandi Pry
Behavior Support Technician
Nancy Aziz, RBT
Behavior Support Technician