How do I get started with the RCSDF?
Individuals and families interested in receiving RCSDF services are invited to visit the RCSDF for an introductory session. This session will include a video explaining the Center's purpose and services and an initial intake interview with one of our graduate students. During this interview, we will ask you questions about your family, the legal status of your divorce or separation, and what legal or interpersonal services you are seeking. If your partner or spouse does not attend this initial meeting, we will ask for your permission to follow up with him or her with introductory information about the RCSDF. Before services may be provided, both parents must consent to work with the Center and to cooperate in the development and implementation of a family service plan. If you are interested in an intake appointment, please complete our intake form or give us a call at (303) 871-2499 and the RCSDF staff will be happy to provide you with more information about available services.
If your family is eligible for RCSDF services, you will be asked to set up an appointment to return and meet with an interdisciplinary assessment team. This is an hour-long appointment during which you will complete service agreements and other accompanying paperwork. This may include sworn financial statements, a brief history of your separation or divorce process thus far, and your goals for service outcomes. Following this meeting, our interdisciplinary assessment team will create a service plan for your family and appoint a graduate student as your service navigator.
Once your service plan is drafted by the RCSDF team, your service navigator will contact you and your partner or spouse to set an appointment to review the plan with you both. Before you agree to a service plan, you are encouraged to ask your service navigator any questions you might have about the plan, what the services entail, and what will be expected of you and your family.