Child Community Services was formed on December 6, 2017.
Christine Talbott, the Founder and Executive Director has worked in all areas of mental health and specifically in case management. She has worked in an array of different settings from the Broward County Public Defender's Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL with individuals with mental illness placed in the criminal justice system to abused, neglected, and abandoned children through the Dept. of Children and Families in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Christine is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Health Care Administration with the University of Northern Colorado.
Christine moved to Colorado in September 2017 and observed that there were not enough services available to children. She then researched the suicide rates and access to services available to children in Colorado and determined the rates were staggering. According to the Colorado Attorney General's report completed in 2019, El Paso County teen suicide rates have doubled. It is now the leading cause of death for ages 10-34. Based on this research and Christine's 13 years of experience in mental health, it was determined that there was a high need for this type of service in order to make a change in the face of mental health treatment for children.
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."